4 - 5 Years

We remember that Pre-Kindergarten level children are more similar to 3 and 4 year olds in development than they are to first graders. They still need time for play and free choice of activities. They now move confidently about the classroom and its learning centers figuring out for themselves how things work, interacting with others, trying out new roles, experimenting, and questioning. It is the teacher's role to supervise and guide the children through this important year.

The curriculum provides numerous manipulative materials and experiences designed to support, challenge and stimulate writing skills, attention span, social skills, and communication skills.

Special attention is paid to the problem solving and conceptual skills. Children are also encouraged to "write" their own stories, and we use art materials to enhance creative expression and development.