Pupil/Teacher Ratio 16:2
The program for four-year-olds currently 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. Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, the Pre-Kindergarten week will include extended days four days per week- Monday through Thursday. Reading readiness instruction for Pre-Kindergarten incorporates the Orton Gillingham Approach. Basic math concepts are based in Everyday Mathematics as well as in the multi-sensory approach of Orton Gillingham math manipulatives. For additional enrichment, our Pre-K students participate in Chapel, Art, Music, Science and Library. Students attend Monday- Thursday from 9 am -1 pm and Friday from 9 am -Noon.
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)