Confident and Ready to
succeed in kindergarten
During years four and five, children thrive through creative exploration and the desire to gain new experiences. They are learning to be more self reliant and are seeking independence. They approach each day with curiosity - looking to expand their understanding of the world around them. Their language and communication skills are expanding rapidly, and they find gratification in sharing their new thoughts and ideas with peers and adults.
Prekindergarten is an opportunity to equip your family with all of the tools, knowledge, experience, and confidence you need to succeed in kindergarten and look forward to a new chapter of learning. Prekindergarten Classrooms provide the structure that your child needs to prepare for kindergarten while encouraging their independence to take root. The following are some of the key benefits and focuses of introducing your child to Prekindergarten Program:
Early Literacy Initiatives
Promoting literacy in prekindergarten builds upon the natural curiosities of students during a time when the complexity of their speech, conversations, writing, and storytelling are evolving immensely, and their attention span is longer than ever. Four and five-year-olds love to share their experiences through language and creative expression whether it be about their day at school or a memory that inspires them, and teachers use this as an opportunity to incorporate literacy opportunities wherever possible. Surrounding students with words and letters in the classroom and practicing writing daily helps students to eventually recognize sight words and develop a sense of enthusiasm about literacy and language expression before kindergarten.
Social & Emotional Development
A child’s emotional awareness evolves immensely during their fourth and fifth year. Prekindergarten students begin to incorporate their social and emotional fortitude with their sense of reason as they assess how their emotions affect their decision making. Prekindergarten students identify particular emotions and seek affirmation from not only the adults in the classroom, but their friends as well. The constructive social environment in prekindergarten provides opportunities for social and emotional learning through group dynamics that cannot result solely from one-on-one interactions.
Resources for Early Learning
& Milestone Tracking
A successful Prekindergarten Program creates a diverse and comprehensive variety of classroom and school-wide activities to immerse your child in a positive and vibrant environment full of community, structure, activities, and plenty of time to play. Lesson plans which incorporate circle time, language/literacy, exploratory art, science/sensory exploration, gross motor, and dramatic play activities will contribute to whole-child development and making sure your child is confident and ready to succeed in kindergarten. Benchmarking your child’s unique progress and tracking their milestones gives teachers the tools they need to gain a full sense of your child’s progress and development in the following categories:
Fine & Gross Motor Skills
Language & Communication
Music & Movement
Social & Emotional Development
& Creative Expression
Finding confidence in their individuality allows prekindergarten students to share their talents and ideas with their classmates and collaborate cohesively. Prekindergarten children explore the world beyond their home and classroom through dramatic play experiences. Their imaginations are growing and they are able to communicate and express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas through activities like role playing, language, art, and music. Four and five-year-olds are creating art that is more realistic than ever and they may even begin to incorporate letters into their artwork. In this age group, creative expression is developed by working collaboratively to turn imaginative play time into a learning experience.