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Jr. Preschool Curriculum

Our Junior Preschool Program was developed to give young children their first exposure to a school setting. We spend time practicing appropriate social interactions and learning the routines and procedures of going to school. We also work on improving skills, such as cutting, using glue, name writing, etc. The first month of school, we spend most of our time easing the children into the school routine. We take it slow, but start the routine and stick with it from the beginning. This method helps eliminate most discipline issues. The children gradually learn what happens during each part of the day, what happens next, and what the expectations are.  We work to make sure children are able to bond with us, allowing them to feel safe and secure in the classroom. This allows them to be able to learn to the best of their ability!


We will spend the first half of the school year working on a seasonal, theme-based curriculum. Children will learn facts about seasonal topics and participate in hands-on art, science, literacy, and math activities related to the topic. These topics include: Going to School (September), Apples/Leaves/Pumpkins (October), Spiders/Bats/Owls (November), and Polar Bears/Penguins/Reindeer (December).


Beginning in January, we will transition into our alphabet curriculum. Our Jr. Preschool alphabet curriculum was designed to be age appropriate for children who are 3-4 years old. This introduction to the alphabet will help children with letter formation and letter recognition and will prepare them for the next year of preschool. Each day the students will be introduced to a letter of the alphabet and will learn the sound(s) it makes, how to form the letter, words that start with the letter and how to sign the letter. Our daily stories, snack, game and art/craft project will also relate to the day's letter. Math and Science activities will be included in the letter curriculum as well.

Lesson Plan Example

Apple Week (October/Fall)


We will spend two days learning about Apples and Apple Trees during our Fall Unit.

Here are some of the activities we will do:


Explore parts of apple (Science)

Learn life cycle of apple tree (Science)

Sing apple songs (Music)

Construct apple tree craft (Arts/Science/Fine Motor)

Play apple games on Smartboard (Math/Literacy)

Taste different types of apples and graph favorite (Science/Math)

Practice ASL signs - Red, Green, Yellow & Apple (Sign Language/Fine Motor)

Apple Tree Movement/Yoga (Gross Motor)

Hear stories about apples (Literacy)

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Alphabet Curriculum Example:


Letter L Day (January)


Legos & Counting Mats (Math)

Letter L Presentation (Literacy/Technology)

Writing Practice (Fine Motor/Literacy)

Lacing on the letter L (Art/Fine Motor)

Game, sort the Lions by size (Math)

Storytime, The Lamb who Loved to Laugh (Literacy)

Songs, Lettercise and Listen and Move (Music and Movement/Gross Motor)


* These activities are done in addition to our everyday routine.

Details

All Jr. Preschool classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays for three hours. We offer a morning and an afternoon session. Children should turn 3 years old by April 1, 2019. We limit our Jr. Preschool class sizes to 12 students. The year's tuition is $1800.

2019 - 2020 Classes Offered

Class A ~ TTh Mornings with Shaun       **CLASS FULL

Days:        Tuesday/Thursday Mornings

Time:        8:20 - 11:20 a.m.

                 Drop off window 8:20-8:35. Pick up 11:10-11:20. 

Teacher:   Shaun

Cost:         $1800 (9 payments of  $200)

Ages:        3-4 years (3 by April 1, 2019) & two years away from Kinder.

Spots:       Enrollment will be capped at 12 students

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Class B ~ TTh Afternoons with Shaun     **CLASS FULL


Days:        Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons

Time:        11:45 - 2:45 p.m.

                 Drop off window 11:45 a.m -12:00 p.m. Pick up 2:35-2:45 

Teacher:   Shaun

Cost:         $1800 (9 payments of  $200)

Ages:        3-4 years (3 by April 1, 2019) & two years away from Kinder.

Spots:       Enrollment will be capped at 12 students

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Requirements

Children must be potty trained, wear underwear, and use the bathroom independently.


Students will need a FULL SIZE backpack or large tote bag with an extra set of clothes stored inside. No other school supplies are needed. Thanks!

2020 - 2021 Registration Information

Interested in an upcoming year, please fill out the contact form on the 2020-2021 Registration Page. We will email you in January 2020 with updated registration information. Thanks!