Eight distinct learning centers in this classroom enable children to explore, discover, and develop a range of essential skills.
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At The Children’s Courtyard, Pre-K is an essential stepping stone to kindergarten success. We ensure that children achieve significant development advancements, learn effective communication, and develop collaborative skills, by working independently and in groups through our tried-and-true early childhood educational approach.
Our Pre-K program explores:
Be creative and express yourself. In this center, children learn about a variety of art techniques, different color concepts, and cooperation.
While developing hand-eye coordination and learning to be inventive, children also use counting, sorting, and patterning opportunities to build goal-setting and critical-thinking skills.
Learning to express themselves emotionally, through collaborative pretend play, allows children to make sense of real life and further develop their early writing and reading skills.
Numbers and simple math concepts, such as addition and subtraction, are introduced through sorting, ordering, and measuring activities.
Children work on physical coordination, communication, and cooperation while having fun by dancing, moving, and singing.
Through an exploration of physical and earth science concepts, such as plant and animal lifecycles, children learn to classify, analyze, predict, and experiment.
Print awareness, word recognition, and story reasoning are all key literacy skills that children work on developing in this center.
Letter and word recognition and formation, segmenting words into sounds, and putting sounds together to make words are all ways that children learn to succeed at written communication.
Our Young Achievers™ educational curriculum for kids follows the HighScope philosophy. The foundation of the HighScope approach is active learning—in which students have direct, hands-on experiences with people, materials, and ideas—and a robust Plan-Do-Review process. Our digital lesson planning tool generates customized curriculum, based on teachers observing and assessing children, while children achieve milestones across 10 developmental scales:
Planning, setting goals, and interacting with others and the environment.
Expressing ideas and feelings with music, movement, visual arts, and drama.
Using expressive and receptive vocabulary and conversation skills for effective communication.
Demonstrating phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, reading and writing skills.
Effectively using sequencing, problem-solving, and symbolic and critical-thinking skills.
Understanding numbers, patterns, sorting, and ordering, plus using numbers to add, subtract, measure, and graph.
Understanding the natural and physical world; observing, describing, predicting, and gathering data.
Understanding themselves, their families, communities, and their world.
Successfully using fine and gross motor skills; understanding health and nutrition.
...children’s brains are more alert when they are moving. This is why it can be so important to incorporate movement into educational activities, such as practicing literacy skills.
Dr. Susan Canizares
Demonstrating self-awareness; showing respect and empathy for others.