Two Year Program  

 

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK

Our Two Year Program is open to children who are 2 years of age by Sept. 1, 2021.

CLASSES: (Monday - Friday)   (Tuesday & Thursday & Friday)

 

                         

Class size is limited to 10 children with 2 teachers in each class.

 

2 Year Program Goals

 

Social Skills

· Transition from parallel play to interactive play with classmates

· Become aware of others feelings, practice patience to wait your turn and participate together in class

· Practice classroom / table manners.  Learn to stay seated when eating during snack /  lunch time

· Develop age appropriate self / emotional control and learn to recover after becoming upset

· Practice transitioning activities and following our class schedule through out the school day

 

Fine Motor Skills /Gross Motor Skills

· Practice holding crayons, markers, paint brushes, activities with play-doh, shaving cream etc.

· Practice climbing, jumping, balancing and throwing

 

Language Comprehension

· Identify their printed name

· Build vocabulary through conversation, stories, activities

· Develop listening / focus skills through circle time activities and games such as matching/counting games

Math

· Counting 1-10, number recognition and order

· Colors / shapes  -  introduce by using them in art projects i.e., triangle / pizza slice etc.

· Introduction to sequential patterns

Self Help

· Sort and put away toys after free play

· Learn to wash and dry hands

· Work on opening their own lunch and help to clear away lunch items when done.

Three Year Program​   

 

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK

CLASSES: {Monday-Friday}  {Tuesday-Friday}  {Monday & Wednesday & Friday} 

Our Three Year Program is open to children who are 3 years of age by Sept. 1, 2021

 

Class size is limited to 12 children with 2 teachers

3-Year Old Program Goals

Social Skills

· Work on using classroom and table manners: please, thank you, excuse me, I need help with...

· Work on politely communicating their needs to others.

· Work on taking turns with classrooms items, toys, books, etc.

· Work on developing self confidence, solving problems, controlling emotions.

 

Language Comprehension/Fine Motor Skills

· “Read it Once Again” curriculum, which each month uses a children’s book to reinforce memory and sequencing skills through repetition, fun art projects and worksheets that pertain to the book.

· Understand spatial words such as before, after,  on, over, under, next.

· Practice holding a crayon, pencil, marker and paint brush correctly.

· Practice fine motor skills by cutting different types of lines (zig-zag, curvy, dotted) with safety scissors.

 

Math

·  Identify and practice writing numbers 1-10

·  Count objects 1-10

·  Sort items by color, shape, size.

·  Learn the names and identify 8 different shapes by sight {star, square, rectangle, circle, triangle, oval, diamond, heart}

Three year students are required to be reliably potty trained at the start of the school year. Reliably trained is defined as: “a child who can recognize BEFORE they need to go and will tell an adult they need to use the bathroom and can do so independently”. Regular underwear cannot be worn until a student is 100% reliably trained. If your child has a BM accident you will be asked to come and change them.

 

Pre-K Program 

 

 

ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK

 

Our Pre-K program is open to children who are 4 years of age by Sept. 1, 2021 

CLASSES:  {Monday - Friday}  {Tuesday - Friday}

                      

Classes are limited to no more than 14 children per class with a lead teacher and an assistant, who is shared between two classes.

Learning is a creative life-long journey. We believe this is a pivotal year in developing a child’s attitude toward school. For the students in our Pre-K program, this journey begins in play and moves toward wonder, discovery and active involvement in hands on experiences which are relevant to them.

This is a year they transition from being passive learners to active learners as they begin to realize that they have some control over what they learn. They do this through participation and asking questions. As students gain confidence, academic skills and self– reliance, we believe they leave our program to head to Kindergarten with  a strong foundation on which to build their future.

Our Pre-K curriculum inspires investigation, exploration, and manipulation as well as encouraging creative expression. As children learn by doing, we include many hands on activities in a classroom setting to reinforce that learning can be fun and exciting.

We believe each child is a unique individual with his/her own pace of growth and development. Our smaller class size provides the opportunity for the personal growth of each student’s unique abilities. 

Our main goal is to help each student build confidence by providing guided opportunities for many social and emotional successes. We believe this to be an to be important skill for them to learn that will benefit them and make their future educational experiences in larger settings more enjoyable and successful. The intellectual growth of each student is also an essential focus of our program.  

​Providing daily structured learning times is one of the many ways we strive to ensure our students will be ready to enter kindergarten. Learning to listen and follow directions are two of the primary goals of our Pre-K Program; skills which we consider will be highly beneficial to them in later educational settings. In addition, foundations in language arts, reading readiness and mathematics are laid down through the use of manipulatives, art projects, learning centers, games, worksheets and other fun activities.

​Parent/Teacher communication is vital. To ensure parents are informed of their students progress we provide two progress reports. The first is issued toward the beginning of the school year to provide a starting point from which to work. The second is issued in conjunction with our  parent/teacher conference, which is scheduled prior to Cobb County K-5 registration. 

Reading and Number Readiness:

Non-sequential Identification of upper and lower case letters

Introduction to letter-sound association - pre-phonics

Listening to, discussing, and sequencing stories

Left to right and top to bottom reading progression

Visual recognition of numerals, counting and counting activities, associating numerals and objects

Hearing rhyming words

Visual perception, eye-hand coordination, and thinking skills worksheets

Writing:

Development of fine motor skills: print first and last name, trace shapes, draw lines, circles and shapes

Utilization of standard pencils and grips help reinforce proper finger alignment

 

Listening Skills:

Listen to a short story and answer simple questions about the story

Listen to directions from the teacher and follow a number of directions in order

Listening to peers and using words to resolve problems

 

Physical Development:

Use of manipulative tools – crayons, paint brushes, pencils, glue, clay, chalk and small     objects such as counters, and scissors

Gross motor skills – running, playing games, hopping, throwing and catching

 

Social Development:

Cooperate with teacher and others in class

Demonstrate self-control and respect for authority

Relate and share individual experiences

Know address, telephone number, age and birthday, first / last name

 

Social Studies and Science:

Social studies and science are the backbone of many of our thematic units.  Many of our thematic units are planned to specifically target social studies and science topics e.g., space, rain forest, ocean and farm. We believe this is a pivotal year in developing a child’s attitude toward school. Learning is a creative life-long journey. For the students in our Pre-K program, this journey begins in play and moves toward wonder, discovery and active involvement in hands on experiences which are relevant to them. This is a year they transition from being passive learners to active learners as they begin to realize that they have some control over what they learn. They do this through participation and asking questions. As students gain confidence, academic skills and self– reliance, we believe they leave our program to head to Kindergarten with a strong foundation on which to build their future.