Pupil/Teacher Ratio 12:2 or 15:2
The program for four-year-olds includes an extended day on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help prepare them for their transition to a longer school day when they leave the preschool. They continue with the Handwriting Without Tears program with workbooks and handwriting lessons that are simple, short and fun. Everyday Mathematics and Imagine It! are also used to develop early math and literacy skills. The four-year-olds participate in Chapel, Art, Music, Science and Library.
Handwriting Without Tears
was developed by Jan Olsen, an occupational therapist, who has specialized in handwriting for more than 25 years. Handwriting Without Tears is a simple, developmentally based curriculum for writing readiness – printing and cursive. Its multi-sensory lessons teach to all learning styles – visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic. (Three-Year-Olds, Pre-K, and Kindergarten)
Everyday Mathematics was developed with the belief that children rarely learn a new concept or skill the first time they experience it. Because concepts are more fully understood after repeated exposure, topics (or “strands”) in Everyday Mathematics are taught progressively throughout the age levels. These strands include numeration; operations and computation; patterns, functions, and algebra; geometry; measurement and reference frames; and data and chance. Each age level builds on and extends concept understanding so that children approach each new challenge from a firmly established foundation. (Pre-K, Kindergarten)