Four-year old and five-year old children who register for this program participate in their morning classes, go to Lunch Buddies from 11:45-12:45 to eat their lunches, play, and relax, and then return upstairs for the enrichment program from 12:45-2:00. The full program runs from 11:45 to 2:00 on Tuesdays/Thursdays and/or Wednesdays/Fridays. Annual registration is required for this program which runs the full academic year.
The goal of enrichment is to provide a challenging curriculum through developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Children will emerge themselves into a theme based curriculum that is focused on preparing children for Kindergarten. Our Pre-K enrichment is a program that integrates reading, writing, math, science, social studies, cooking, art and creative expression. This program is structured to provide each child with the maximum opportunity for personal growth and success to enhance their continued love of learning.
Language and Reading - In Enrichment, we will reinforce and develop literacy skills to become emergent readers and writers. We will explore many authors and their fabulous books such as Eric Carle and Carolyn Buehner. Children will begin to decode words and practice word sets. Each child will keep a journal where they write and illustrate their own little stories. We will do a very extensive fairytale unit.
Math - Our goal in Math is to construct a Mathematical understanding of the relationship between number and quantity. We will reinforce recognizing written numbers and become familiar with graphs and charts. We will have hands on centers to reinforce counting. We will also have a Math writing center and become familiar with money and time.
Science - In Science, we will explore the principles of science. We will become scientists as we mix colors, do experiments, and track the weather with graphs.
Art & Music - We always reinforce creative expression through art and music. Art comes to life in our class. We will study famous artists and make our own framed art. There is always an opportunity in our class to find the artist in your child. Music is an important part of our class. Music helps us express ourselves.
Social Studies - We will do a month unit on traveling the world. Each child will make a passport and will keep a record of all the countries we visit. We will explore the country through books, cooking and art! Each child will make a travel journal as we take our Global Adventure!