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!!
There is a ton of fun in store for our Young Fivers this holiday season! First off, we have the Great Gingerbread Man escape! We'll make some irresistible icing for those gingerbread men, stick them in the oven, and see what happens. Do you think they will escape? Will we find them? Will other people see them? How will we know? This fun unit is one of the best in our program. The children will be so excited, and the postcards from across the country telling of "Gingerbread Man" sightings will pour in. The children have so much fun, that they do not even realize they are learning about important things like; geography, social studies and maps all along the way!
Also this month, we are learning about being "jolly, jolly" like a bowl full of jelly, and Kris Kringle- not to mention learning what other kids around the world do to celebrate the holidays! We can hardly wait to put on our Christmas performance for our parents....we just know this month will be spectacular!
'iStartSmart' Computer System!
CALENDAR AND UPCOMING EVENTS
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.