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Our Blog: March 4, 2015

Finding the Right Path After Preschool

Elementary School Readiness

Like many parents of preschool-aged children, you’re probably wondering, What comes next?

After all, there’s still a lot of growing and learning to do before entering elementary school. Let’s take a minute to explore some options, with these school readiness program offerings.



In this program, short lessons are focused on simple topics, with an emphasis on hands-on activities. We follow the Frog Street Pre-K curriculum, developed by renowned curricular expert Pam Schiller, Ph.D., and following current Texas Pre-K guidelines.

Children develop important skills for future learning, such as problem solving, responsive listening, and using language as a learning tool. Social and collaborative skills are also enhanced.


Accelerated Pre-Kindergarten

For kids who are 4 ½ by September 1, this program ensures their school readiness. Children will be guided toward mastery of Texas Pre-K guidelines and gain important, early exposure to TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) Kindergarten readiness standards.

Key learning skills explored include following multi-step instructions, organizing work, controlling impulses, and sustaining attention over the course of a school day.


Private Kindergarten

This is a small class, with big opportunities. An excellent teacher-to-student ratio ensures personal, individualized attention for each child with a certified teacher.

Children will read collectively and independently, write to communicate ideas, and learn place value 1’s, 10’s, and 100’s through award-winning, research-based curriculum.

In addition, they will work independently and in groups, learn to set goals, and develop their critical-thinking skills, such as reasoning and analyzing.

About the Author

Dr. Susan Canizares

Dr. Susan Canizares is the Chief Academic Officer at Learning Care Group, responsible for leading all aspects of the educational mission. Dr. Canizares earned her Ph.D. in language and literacy development from Fordham University and a master’s degree in special education, specializing in Early Childhood, from New York University. She has authored more than 100 nonfiction photographic titles for beginning readers. Some of her published credits include Side by Side Series: Little Raccoon Catches a Cold and A Writer’s Garden.