3-4 years → Class Size 20
When they turn three, both part and full day children are automatically enrolled in our comprehensive preschool program. The learning environment is primarily based on The Creative Curriculum, planned learning centers that allow for child choice, self-directed play, small groups, and supportive teaching. The development of language, mathematical reasoning, and scientific thought are emphasized throughout the centers. The teachers make changes to the learning environment each month to reflect monthly thematic units. Learning centers result in the guided experiences that encompass all the skills and understandings necessary for optimum development and success in school.
As part of our literacy program, a special focus book is presented several times each week and the children learn to listen, ask questions and recall the story.
All of our teachers are trained in the Georgia State Model for School Readiness, an instructional and assessment system designed to provide a common understanding of what children know and are able to do upon entering school. We incorporate research based instruction, age-appropriate assessment of children’s learning, and communication between teachers and parents. Teachers receive on-going professional development to implement these practices.
Our program provides:
Personal & Social Development
Demonstrating self confidence, showing self-direction, following classroom rules and routines, using classroom materials carefully, managing transitions, showing eagerness and curiosity as a learner, attending to a task, participating in cooperative play, interacting with adults, participating in classroom activities, showing empathy and learning to solve conflicts
Language & Literacy
Listening, responding and understanding, following directions, speaking clearly using an expanded vocabulary, showing interest in and appreciation for books, showing interest in letters and words, comprehending and responding to stories and scribbling
Solving simple mathematic problems, using number words, noticing patterns, sorting, understanding “more”, identifying shapes, counting, knowing first, second…, understanding positional words, understanding comparative words, participates in measuring activities,
Using senses to observe and explore natural phenomena, using simple tools and equipment for investigation, making comparisons
Learning about similarities and differences in people, learning about families, learning about jobs, becoming aware of technology, becoming aware of rules, developing leadership qualities, learning about maps and locations, becoming aware of the environment,
participating in music, movement, dance and drama experiences and using a variety of art materials,
Physical Development & Health
Learning to move with balance and control, learning coordination, improving fine motor ability, developing eye-hand coordination, exploring drawing and art tools, learning to write and draw, performing self-care tasks, and following basic health and safety rules.
Friends , Autumn, Food & Nutrition, Colors , Winter , Building , Opposites , Spring , More To The Story
Typical centers include
Library ,Writing ,Floor Toys, Construction/Blocks, Dramatic Play ,Art/Creative Expression , Sensory, Manipulative ,Science, Math
Parents provide all food and bottles until the infant is able to eat Kool Kidz lunches and snacks.