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Pre-Kindergarten Program

A Strong Foundation for Kindergarten

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:

  • Problem-solving
  • Responsive listening
  • Using language to learn
  • Social and collaborative skills

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Curriculum & Developmental Scales

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:

Approaches to Learning

Planning, setting goals, and interacting with others and the environment.

Creative Arts

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.

Logic & Reasoning

Effectively using sequencing, problem-solving, and symbolic and critical-thinking skills.

Early Math

Understanding numbers, patterns, sorting, and ordering, plus using numbers to add, subtract, measure, and graph.

Nature & Science

Understanding the natural and physical world; observing, describing, predicting, and gathering data.

Social Studies

Understanding themselves, their families, communities, and their world.

Physical Development/Health

Successfully using fine and gross motor skills; understanding health and nutrition.

Social-Emotional Development

Demonstrating self-awareness; showing respect and empathy for others.

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