4 YEARS to 5 YEARS
It is our mission to prepare your child for a successful year in the wonderful world of kindergarten. young learners continue their journey of exploration and discovery through learning experiences and provocations created based on the emerging children’s interests, questions and ideas. The Reggio Emilia philosophy coupled with ELDS (Early Learning Development Standards) in a Christ centered environment stimulates all areas of development: physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual, providing numerous opportunities for discussions, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking.
Our Pre-Kindergarten is a Reggio Emilia inspired program and, as such, does not utilize a pre-scripted curriculum. The curriculum is vibrant and the construction of it on-going and unending. The curriculum is alive within the classroom and reflects the diversity of each individual of the broader classroom community.
Our skilled pre-kindergarten teachers help build essential skills by carefully crafting engaging activities that balance instructed learning and purposeful play. Your child will be taught fine motor skills, reading, writing and math readiness. They will be able to retell stories and, in the process learn to sequence. Simple analogies are also introduced to expand critical thinking skills.
Throughout their time in pre-kindergarten, your child will develop self-esteem, learn how to follow instructions, listen and communicate effectively, practice self-control, connect with others, manage bathroom needs and actively participate in physical activities. We consistently evaluate your child’s kindergarten readiness based on age-appropriate benchmarks in order to assess individual growth and development.