PRE K

Ages 4 To 5 years

Below are the program goals for children in our Preschool  Program. Generally by the end of this stage, children may be  able To do the following:

Emotional Development

  • Dress and undress self with assistance in some areas, such as tying, snapping and buttoning
  • Care for own possessions and those belonging To the group most of the time
  • Place some toys, materials, etc., in their proper places without constant reminders
  • Learn and accept new routines and changes
  • Deal with emotions in a developmentally appropriate way, most of the time
  • Respond To redirection from staff in a constructive way, most of the time

Social Development & Living

  • Understand and participate as a cooperative member of a small group, most of the time
  • Share toys and equipment, most of the time
  • Make the choice between working alone and in groups and be able To do both at different times
  • Cooperate in some group activities and projects
  • Categorize people, places, events and objects in terms of whether they belong at child care or home
  • Identify various kinds of transportation
  • Understand and participate in the celebration of some national holidays

Physical Development / Gross Motor

  • Perform motor skills including sliding, leaping, stopping and running
  • Walk a balance beam
  • Catch a small ball (e.g. softball, tennis ball, etc.)
  • Perform physical fitness exercises such as bending, stretching, reaching, relaxing and breathing, etc
  • Talk about why exercise is important and helps us grow (e.g. muscles, bones, etc.)
  • Use large muscle equipment (e.g. tricycle, slides, etc.)

Fine Motor

  • Use scissors and cut simple patterns
  • Use small paint brushes and narrow line markers
  • Glue or paste small objects in simple patterns
  • Copy a triangle
  • Assemble an 8-11 piece puzzle

Cognitive Development / Concept Development

  • Recognize basic colors: red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, white, brown and black
  • Identify similarities and differences of common objects on the basis of color
  • In addition To identifying a circle, square and triangle, identify a rectangle
  • Determine relative size of three objects in terms of big, bigger, biggest and small, smaller, smallest
  • Identify similarities and differences of common objects according To their size and shape (e.g.    tall/short tree, big/little dog, etc.)
  • Develop an awareness of our five senses
  • Follow a sequence of at least three directions

Verbal and Written Language

  • Recognize and say personal information such as home address and telephone number
  • Give simple directions
  • Make up a story
  • Tell a version of a familiar story (e.g. The Three Bears, etc.)
  • Speak in complete sentences
  • Follow simple instructions
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Incorporate new words learned into everyday vocabulary (e.g. from curriculum and daily living, etc.)
  • Name basic objects and ideas that are important To daily routine (e.g. bathroom, front door, etc.)

Reading Readiness & Literature

  • Name some letters of the alphabet (e.g. upper and lower case)
  • Recognize some sight words in environment (e.g. stop, exit, etc.)
  • Listen and enjoy being read To
  • Answer basic content questions about stories a child has heard
  • Relate the endings of familiar stories (e.g. Peter Rabbit, etc.)
  • Name and tell about characters in stories
  • Recite one or two simple poems or rhymes
  • Relate basic cause and effect from a story child has heard

Science

  • Participate in planting seeds and caring for growing plants
  • Learn about some basic changes, such as ice melting, water boiling
  • Construct simple structures using blocks and other building materials
  • Experience and talk about weather changes in a simple way (e.g. clouds and rain, cold and snow, etc.)
  • Practice basic habits for good health (e.g. wash hands, brush teeth, blow nose, etc.)
  • Help prepare and tell about healthy foods

Premath Skills

  • Rote count from 1-20 Recognize most numerals from 1-10
  • Set enough snacks or other objects on a table for at least eight children
  • Identify sets of 0 To 5 objects
  • Identify objects in terms of relative size (e.g. bigger than, smaller than or same size as)
  • Match a number of objects To corresponding items

Art, Music & Movement

  • Use and care for various art materials, including crayons, paste, chalk, clay, finger paints, paint and pencils
  • Use additional art techniques, including drawing, collage, painting, printmaking and simple construction
  • Use simple art forms To entertain self and others (e.g. movement, painting, drama, etc.)
  • Identify simple songs and instruments
  • Talk about how various songs make him/her feel (e.g. sad, happy, etc.)
  • Participate in a variety of music activities
  • Use free-form movement and/or exercise in response To music

Three Star Rating by TDHS

  • Four Convenient Locations
  • Ages: 6 Weeks - 12 Years
  • Area School Transportation
  • Hours: 6:30 a.m. To 6:00 p.m.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Snack
  • State Vouchers Accepted
  • Family Owned & Operated
  • School Age Summer Camp

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