What to Bring
- Crib size sheet, a lightweight blanket
- Two complete sets of clothing
- In the warmer months, please bring sunscreen, non-aerosol insect repellent, bathing suit, bath-sized towel and sun hat
- In the colder months, please bring in an extra hat, extra mittens, snow pants and boots
A new world of learning opens up in our Pre-Kindergarten program! This is the year that children begin to expand on skills critical to future academic success, and our professional teachers’ primary goal is helping your child’s development.
Our Teachers have three strong curriculum programs to draw from while still writing their own weekly lesson plans that tap into the children’s interests and cater to their abilities. The children enjoy weekly Spanish sessions with our Spanish Specialists as a part of our Vamos! program!
Your child will engage in a new learning experience in our Pre-Kindergarten classroom: They will meet many new friends such as Mr. N with his Noisy Nose and Ms. A who always “AH-CHOOS”! These friends come from our core curriculum program called Let’s Begin With The Letter People. This comprehensive curriculum program is organized around themes, such “All about ME” or “Insects Everywhere” that integrate knowledge across different subject areas.
Realizing the importance of a strong math foundation, we also incorporate the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Pre-K Mathematics program into our curriculum. This multi-sensory program compliments the Letter People Program philosophy. Through both of these programs, age-appropriate concepts are developed and integrated throughout the areas of math and science, social studies, and literacy. Rich program content and a multi-sensory approach to learning, using songs, visuals and hands-on activities, engages the whole child and makes math come alive for all learners.
Finally, Next Generation Children’s Centers uses Handwriting Without Tears™ as a primary component to supporting children’s handwriting skills starting in Pre-K. Using “Mr. Mat Man” as a guide, this program focuses on children’s motor development and on their ability to understand the construction of each letter.