A new world of learning opens up in our Pre-Kindergarten program. With the help and support of our teachers, children build upon their emerging skills critical to their future academic success. Our Pre-K teachers use 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 also enjoy weekly Spanish sessions with Spanish specialists as a part of our ¡Vamos! program.
Education & Curriculum
Let’s Begin with the Letter People
Your child will engage in a new learning experience in our Pre-Kindergarten classroom: They will meet many new friends including 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 is organized around themes, such “All about Me” or “Insects Everywhere” that integrates knowledge across different subject areas.
Knowing the importance of a strong math foundation, we teach early math skills with the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Pre-K Mathematics program, which compliments the Letter People curriculum. Through both 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.
Handwriting Without Tears
Next Generation 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.
- Building self-help skills from tying shoes to serving lunch
- Healthy habits and helping family and friends are taught
- Age-appropriate outdoor playground equipment for large motor skill development
- Children’s self-expression encouraged through open-ended art projects
- School-wide events for families together to meet and socialize
- Multicultural celebrations and events to recognize community helpers