We serve preschool children ages two through five throughout the year. Our program provides a balance of child-initiated and teacher directed activities. We also offer individual, small, and large group learning opportunities. Activities include reading, art, dramatic play, small and gross motor activities, indoor and outdoor play construction, nature exploration, and field trips.
Key Developmental Areas
Language and Literacy
Our teachers focus on several areas of language development. We begin by helping students identify the first sound in a word. As progress is made, we help them identify and name up to 10 letters. It is exciting when students begin to recognize his or her own name and are able to start writing it using letters and shapes that closely resemble letters.
We encourage each student to express a deep curiosity about their surroundings, especially with regard to new objects then encounter. Helping children to stay focused for longer periods of time enhances their executive function. Simple activities are practiced until students can complete the tasks themselves. Continued practice helps them to control impulses with less adult guidance.
Social and Emotional Development
Students learn to embrace meaningful interaction with their peers and adults at school. They learn to make friends, express their frustrations appropriately, and share their joy on a daily basis. We promote positive traits and model respect and kindness throughout the day.
My Preschool is unique because we have intentionally set up a room which specializes in physical development. In our physical fitness program, our students embrace healthy living habits. Students learn about their body parts, develop gross motor skills, acquire fine motor skills, practice balancing, learn how to stretch, improve hand-body coordination, and learn to meditate. Together these activities bring physical health the inner peace to the students.
Students enrich their vocabulary through singing, chatting, and language. They are introduced to early literacy skills through read aloud, visual aids and concrete objects. They recognize numbers, colors, and shapes by classifying, sorting and playing games. Technology is also integrated as part of the innovative curriculum we offer.
Students understand and connect cause and effect as they problem solve through play. They creatively build objects from Legos, blocks, and other toys to help them connect to real life experiences.