Pre-kindergarten students enjoy learning through play in centers such as dramatic play, science discovery, construction, and the sensory table. We explore developing numeracy and literacy by learning about numbers, letters, and sounds through favorite books, songs, and games. The children work on fine motor skills in art and writing areas and gross motor skills on our playground equipment and in large group games.
While learning about numbers, letters, sounds, and science through music and play, there is a lot of social development that occurs during this year. The children are learning about the world and their place in it. They are discovering that others around them have needs, wants, thoughts, and feelings, too. They are growing in independence, confidence, and learning self-regulation skills.
Pre-kindergarten has had a variety of age-appropriate in-house “field trip” experiences including local fire fighters and librarians as well as professional soccer players, a petting zoo, and the Bone Zone.
The children have fun singing, exploring, and creating during our school day, and so do I! (The hugs are a bonus.) I love seeing how much the children have grown and changed from the beginning to the end of the school year.