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The perfect stepping stone to Preschool, Early Preschool is designed to meet the needs of 30- to 42-month-old children. They learn to work with others, follow directions, self-regulate, follow routines, and develop self-help skills to become independent learners.
This program offers:
This classroom fosters collaboration and independence, as children learn to follow instructions and work with their classmates. Independence is nurtured as children develop self-help and self-regulation skills. We also explore responsibility, conflict resolution, and behavior expectations. Learning experiences are featured in six classroom areas.
Sensory exploration and creative art experiences enable children to explore self-expression and their imagination.
Investigations and explorations are conducted using a variety of materials available for counting, sorting, classifying, and measuring activities.
A variety of materials are on hand for children to learn about construction, creating inventions, and discovering how things fit and work together.
This area is for reading, writing, playing with puppets, and letting your imagination soar, as you get cozy in a quiet, comfortable space.
Children are encouraged to put their energy into positive movement, while learning gross motor skills, coordination, and spatial awareness.
It's make-believe time. In this collaborative space, children will use their imaginations, dress up and play different roles to explore their creativity.
30- to 42-month-old children preparing for Preschool find their developmental needs met by our indicator-based curriculum, Learn as We Grow™. We guide them toward significant achievements across 10 developmental scales.
Learning to solve problems, explore the world, become more independent.
Learning to use music, movement, visual arts, and drama to express ideas and feelings.
Desired Outcome: Makes play dough creations.
The ability to use conversation skills and vocabulary to communicate effectively.
Learning phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, early reading, and early writing skills.
Learning to sequence, solve problems, and think critically.
Learning about numbers, patterns, sorting, and ordering; learning to use numbers to add, subtract, measure, and graph.
Learning to understand the natural and physical world; to observe, describe, predict, and gather data.
Desired Outcome: Draws/talks about different weather conditions (e.g., sunny, rainy).
Learning to understand themselves, their families, their communities, and their world.
Desired Outcome: Demonstrates cooperative behaviors, such as helping, turn-taking, sharing, comforting, and compromising.
Learning to coordinate and control large and small muscle movements; building awareness of health and safety concepts.
Learning to interact with others and building awareness of themselves and their emotions; learning to understand relationships with others, such as family, friends and community members.
Self-Regulation & School Readiness
Self-Regulation & School Readiness
To be ready for school, it’s important for children to understand limits and to follow rules. At home, there are several ways that families can work together to build these school readiness skills.
Recent research has found that kindergarten teachers rank the ability to self-regulate as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness.
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