To engage and nurture each child, we offer a balance of freedom and instruction. This STEM-focused early education classroom is designed as an interactive learning community, where children build skills vital to success in kindergarten, gain respect for others, and develop a strong sense of confidence.
The Pre-K program provides a focus on:
This STEM-inspired classroom provides materials and experiences to develop critical thinkers and problem-solvers. Science, technology, engineering, and math are integrated throughout eight learning centers.
Creativity, problem-solving, and self-expression are developed in this center, as children discover different art techniques, color concepts, and cooperation.
Children build hand-eye coordination and practice inventiveness, as they develop goal-setting and critical thinking skills by counting, sorting, and patterning.
Through cooperative pretend play, children develop early writing and reading skills, explore emotional expression, and learn how to make sense of real life.
Children begin to think critically about numbers and math concepts, such as addition and subtraction, while sorting, ordering, and using measuring tools.
Children love to move, dance, and sing. This center helps them to work on physical coordination, cooperation, and communication while having fun.
Classification, analysis, predicting, and experimenting are all skills children will use in this area, while exploring physical and early science concepts, including plant and animal life cycles.
Story reasoning, print awareness, and word recognition are some of the significant literacy skills children begin to develop in this area.
Children will begin to communicate through writing, as they work on letter and word recognition and formation, segmenting words into sounds, and putting sounds together to make words.
Early Innovators™, our STEM curriculum, integrates science, technology, engineering, and math into meaningful learning experiences. Children learn best when making connections between diverse skills and concepts. Teachers use our digital lesson planning tool to generate customized curriculum, based on assessment and observation, to meet the needs of each child as they progress along 10 developmental scales.
Measures children’s ability to plan, set goals, and interact with others and with the environment.
Measures children’s ability to express ideas and feelings through music, movement, visual arts, and drama.
Measures children’s expressive and receptive vocabulary and their ability to use conversation skills and vocabulary to communicate effectively.
Measures children’s phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, reading, and writing skills.
Measures children’s sequencing, problem-solving, and symbolic and critical-thinking skills.
Measures children’s ability to understand numbers, patterns, sorting, and ordering, as well as the ability to use numbers to add, subtract, measure, and graph.
Desired Outcome: Child creates graphs of real objects making comparisons between groups.
Measures children’s understanding of the natural and physical world, as well as their ability to observe, describe, predict, and gather data.
Milestone: Questioning and developing hypotheses.
Desired Outcome: Child asks “what will happen if” questions to help predict a future event.
Measures children’s understanding of themselves, their families, communities, and their world.
Measures children’s fine and gross motor skills and their understanding of health and nutrition.
Get Moving, Get Learning
Get Moving, Get Learning
When we move, we’re providing our brain with blood and oxygen—the core elements that power brain function. That’s why movement and learning go hand-in-hand. Every day at our schools, we practice this sort of active learning—and now you can do the same at home.
...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.
Measures children’s self-awareness and ability to show respect and empathy for others.
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