Our Pre K Preschool Program
The following is a list of skills and concepts that are age appropriate for our Pre K preschool class and will be included in the curriculum.
Numbers- Identify numbers 1-20 (and beyond) by grouping into sets, simple addition and subtraction and matching correct number to a set of objects.
Colors- Identify ten 10 basic colors: red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, brown, black, pink, and white.
Shapes- Identify six basic shapes: circle,square, triangle and rectangle, oval and diamond through games and puzzles.
Alphabet- Begins to recognize some letters of the alphabet, including upper and lower case and beginning phonics.
Fine Motor Skills- Master cutting with scissors, holding a pencil and crayon correctly, molding with clay/playdough, piecing together puzzles, tracing inside and outside of a stencil.
Large Motor Skills- Master running, jumping, hopping on one and two feet, climbing, and skipping.
(Skipping is not always possible until age 5 or 6).
Language Arts- To speak and enunciate clearly for age, use “finger plays”, recognize and know upper and lower case letters, recognize own first & last name as well as write them (and even family members and friends in class), know “opposite”, see “likeness” and “difference” in objects, know the meaning of the “est” words (longest, shortest), use manners,and know general and specific body parts.
Weather/Seasons- Be aware of what we wear, seasonal characteristics of animals, days of the week as well as months.
Art/Crafts- To work in a group and individually with aid from the teacher using a variety of colors and materials.
Our preschoolers will participate in weekly extracurricular activities including Spanish, Kid Fit, yoga, hip hop dance, zumba and music. These classes are taught by local professionals who have all licensing requirements such as background checks. The teachers participate in these classes so they can reinforce and incorporate what the children are learning into the daily activities and preschool curriculum. Your preschooler will also be taking walks and going on field trips to the neighborhood nursing home where they will be preforming for their residents. Be sure to watch your childs class room door and bulletin board for details. All children must have signed permission slips to participate in off campus activities.
As always at Active Imaginations, assessments are done twice a year and are gone over in depth with parents during parent/teacher conferences. Please feel free to ask to see your child's portfolio at any time.