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Finding the Right Path After Preschool

by Dr. Susan Canizares | March 4, 2015 | Early Education & Literacy | Kindergarten Readiness

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.

 

Pre-Kindergarten

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.