PreK3

Studies

Teachers lead students in in-depth studies based on science and social studies concepts that allow children to explore and investigate high-interest topics through experiences that support their development in each area.

  • Beginning of the Year
  • Buildings
  • Trees
  • Balls
  • Clothes
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • Making Music
  • Pets

Curriculum Resources

  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is an award-winning, research-based program that supports a developmentally-appropriate approach to learning through exploration and discovery
  • Handwriting without Tears provides multi-sensory pre-writing experiences and beginning letter formation practice books

Classroom Experiences

  • Focus Question: Engages children in higher-order thinking related to unit of study
  • Morning Circle Time: Children experience a sense of belonging, practice communication skills, and are introduced to new concepts and materials
  • Closing Circle Time: Children reflect on day’s events and experience closure
  • Read-Aloud: Children learn about each component of literacy as they listen to and discuss high-interest texts related to units of study
  • Workshops: Development is supported through purposeful play - Blocks, Dramatic Play, Manipulatives/Games, Art, Library, Discovery, Sand and Water, Cooking, Worship, Writing
  • Small Groups: Teachers introduce new concepts and materials, teach specific skills, encourage conversations and sharing of ideas, extend children’s thinking
  • Snacks and Lunch Time: Children practice self-care routines, help distribute materials and clean up, and enjoy time to socialize
  • Outdoor Play: All areas of development are supported as children engage explore and play on the playground

PreK3 Specials

  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Motor Lab
  • Godly Play
  • Chapel
  • Library
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