Pre-Kindergarten + Kindergarten Prep (4 – 5 years)

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The Pre-K classroom at each of our La Petite Academy schools is designed to help your child make significant developmental gains, like communicating successfully, and working well both independently and in groups. Our highly trained teachers will prepare your child for Kindergarten and life beyond.

The La Petite Academy® Journey® Curriculum is specifically designed to meet the child care and learning needs of four and five year old children. This challenging, fun and age-appropriate program engages the whole child, helping to hone thinking, reasoning and communicating.

Kindergarten readiness is so important that we've added a Back to Basics Math, Language & Literacy Program that complies with state standards for Kindergarten.

Building on Preschool learning, your child will experience learning by:

  • Strengthening Reading Skills
  • Practicing Writing Letters and Words
  • Developing Math Skills
  • Getting Ready for School

Kindergarten Prep Enhancement

In addition to the skills they'll learn in Pre-K, students can build on specific Kindergarten skills with the K-Prep enhancement.

K-Prep includes:

  • Extra Reading and Math
  • Extended Seat Work
  • Handwriting with Proper Grip
  • Letter Formation

Kindergarten Prep is designed to help children who will be starting Kindergarten directly after Pre-K in the fall.

Your Child's Day

The year-round curriculum incorporate the best practices of early childhood education experts and promote school-readiness. Your child will create journals and portfolios that encourage communication through drawing and writing, and participate in our Kids of Character program, which focuses on developing important character traits. The typical daily structure for your child might include time for:

  • Morning and Afternoon Circle
  • "Your Opinion Counts" Sharing
  • Back to Basics Math, Language or Literacy Skills
  • Stories, Songs, and Poems
  • Music and Movement
  • Outdoor Play
  • Lunch and Quiet Time

In addition, our La Petite Academy® Journey® summer program offers three months of learning, fun and sun—filled with exciting themes and activities that reinforce learning objectives and further school-readiness.

You'll receive assessments regularly through daily written reports, ongoing portfolio collections, quarterly reports and family/teacher conferences twice a year, so you can rest assured that your child is progressing throughout the year.

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