Welcome to Young-Fives!
This Pre-Kindergarten Program is designed to be a transition between Preschool and Kindergarten. The curriculum involves a multi-sensory approach to the alphabet and number concepts. It includes the following goals: developing language skills, teaching sound-symbol associations through Zoo Phonics, and developing thinking skills in an orderly sequence. Learning areas include: science exploration, cooking, art, music, drama, large motor activities, geography, money and community awareness. Our aim is to help each child develop positive skills that will carry him/her into kindergarten and beyond!
Meet Our Fantastic Young-Fives Teachers!
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The one and only Young Fives!! 
 Did you know that there are polar bears in the artic? We are going to learn how they live, what they eat, and we may, if we are brave enough, even take the polar bear plunge! 
Holy Cow! We have finally done it! We have made it to the 100th day! It's hard to believe, but it's true. During the month of February we will hit that special milestone and spend the day counting 100 objects.
We are also going to Pizza Hut to put on our aprons and learn firsthand how they make those yummy pizzas!
Finally, in March, we will go bowling with our Dads! What a fantastic couple of months we will have in the Young Fives class! 

Wish List
Jelly Beans
Pipe Cleaners
'iStartSmart' Computer System!
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Miss Meredith attended Vassar College, where she earned her degree in both Psychology and Education.
Miss Kate earned a B.S. in Corporate Fitness and Wellness Education from Grand Valley State University with a certification in K-5 Elementary Education and K-12 Physical Education.  Kate is new to our Learning Tree staff this year.