The students are divided into three classes based on age and how much prior day-care experience they’ve had.
The Beginners is for students who haven’t had much or any experience in day-care or other preschool and their ages usually range from 18 months – 3 years old. The students practice their fine motor skills by learning and tracing the alphabet, basic numbers, shapes, and by doing artwork. They also learn about animals, colors, basic directions, early phonics, and professions (ex: police, doctors, firefighters, teachers) to better understand the world around them. There is also time taken out for some physical activities: crawling, rolling, tossing and catching.
The Pre-K A is for students who have had some previous experience in a day-care (ex: able to listen to and follow instructions, participate in class activities, communicate well with each other and the teacher) and for students who have completed Beginning Class. The ages in this class usually range from 3 – 4 years old. Their curriculum consists of: reading and writing their name and sight words, improvement on basic phonics, recognizing and counting numbers up to 50, days of the week, months, weather, patterns, and much more. By the end of their year in Pre-K, students will be ready to learn Kindergarten material at an age younger than Kindergarten students.
The Pre-K B is with students between the ages from 4- 5 years old in this class.
This is where they receive preparation for the Gifted and Talented test for Kindergarten in public school. They are taught phonetics (ex: long and short vowels), numbers up to 100, place values of ones and tens, basic addition and subtraction (with numeric symbols +, -, =), 2D and 3D shapes, time, recognizing coins, reading and writing more advanced sight words, ordering and sorting, advanced pattern sequences, and ordinal numbers (ex: first, second, third).
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