Pre-School Age Room
All of the skills from the Infant/toddler room will continue to be practiced in the Pre-School Rooms. Here are some additional areas of learning that will be incorporated for our 2.5-5 year olds.
Focus is placed on the process of learning each skill, not the particular outcome. Young children practice the skills of getting dressed by exploring frames equipped with various types of latches and closures. They develop hand-eye coordination and graceful movement by learning how to pour water from a pitcher and wash their hands.
Language & Math
Children in this group begin to develop a refined sense of quantity and spatial awareness. They practice ordering rods of different lengths from shortest to longest. They use constructive triangles to understand how different shapes can occupy the same space. They are introduced to equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles. They practice with sandpaper numerals to learn how to write each number and the quantities associated with it.
Circle time at the beginning of each day is a time for checking in with each student and practicing the social norms of holding a discussion. Children are encouraged to use descriptive language to speak about their world. After practicing tracing the shapes of sandpaper letters, they being forming the shapes on their own in sand trays. A moveable alphabet introduces them to putting letters together on their own.
Non-potty trained preschoolers can be accepted however parents MUST be readily available to manage diaper changes/potty training.