Pre-K

Pre-K

4 to 5 years

Overview

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is a great place for kids to learn and grow! Students are taught new concepts and skills by our teachers, and our curriculum is designed to enhance your child’s skills and give them many opportunities to engage in learning in an exciting way through exploration and hands-on learning. One of our main focuses in Pre-Kindergarten is preparing your child for Kindergarten. From letter and number recognition, to mastering control of cutting, gluing and holding writing utensils, we make sure every step is taken to prepare your child for their next step in their education.

Environment

Our colorful classroom includes various centers where kids can learn and grow. Smart Board technology is used within the classroom to enhance your child’s academics– this technology allows students to get the virtual experience of “going” to another state, visiting a virtual farm, or looking into outer space! Students are able to discover their greatness through the various activities, both hands-on and technology-oriented, to help them grow into independent students!

Language Arts

In order to prepare for kindergarten, our pre-k students are all in when it comes to the alphabet! Students practice writing letters and then advance to words as they progress throughout the year. At four years old, you will begin to see a large improvement in vocabulary and problem solving skills. Your child will begin to use connecting words and adjectives frequently to express themselves. Your child will begin forming words from letters and then forming words into sentences. The children have a better understanding for daily routines such as meal times and classroom scheduled activities. Your child will soon begin to identify all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet as well as the sounds of each letter. Our teachers begin to introduce sight words and encouraging them to properly write from left to right. Teachers share stories, enhancing the children’s literacy, speaking and listening skills. Students learn to make connections and feel the emotions that characters feel in the stories.

Social Studies

How can you be a good friend? How do we love and care for others? Teachers focus on these important questions and instill positive messages and practices into students’ lives each day through discussion, role play and stories. Students learn about the world around them and how they can become positive members of their community!

Mathematical Concepts

In our Pre-Kindergarten program, the children are continuously learning a variety of math skills. Students master the number sequence and recognize patterns and shapes. Teachers use many different methods to assist students, including hands on activities involving colors, manipulatives and sorting, and introduce comparing, positioning and the size of items. Our enriched curriculum is used to enhance mathematical concepts in fun ways.

Science

Students in our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are given the opportunity to explore science in many ways. The smart board is frequently used to allow students the luxury of exploring different animals, landscapes, planets and environments from all around the world, from the comfort of their classroom! Students learn about how the world around us functions and works to give us our basic needs to live and grow.

Social and Emotional Skills

Our four year old students begin to gain a better sense and understanding of themselves as well as the feelings of others. Teachers guide each student with the proper tools to solve conflicts. Each Pre-Kindergarten classroom begins integrating classroom guidelines and routines for a better knowledge of right and wrong. You will begin to observe your child playing well with others, taking turns and building meaningful friendships.

Fine/Gross Motor Skills

Developing a strong foundation of motor skills better prepares our students for Kindergarten. Teachers and Parents begin to notice an improvement in their handwriting and coloring skills and their movements becomes more dexterous and controlled. Students are given ample opportunities to practice and strengthen their gross motor skills on our age appropriate outdoor playground and unique indoor play area Kindertown.

A Day in Our Kingdom: Pre-k Classroom

Welcome

"We will say hello to our teachers & classmates as we get ready for a fun day!"

Morning Snack

"We will have some healthy food to start our day!"

Centers

"We will put a puzzle together!"

Kastle Time

"We will play at Kindertown with our friends!"

Writing

"Let's practice writing our letters and name!"

Outdoor Play

"Let's let out some energy with our friends outside!"

Circle Time/Storytime

"Let's review the days and months and then read a book!"

Art

"Let's draw a picture of the weather outside!"

Math

"Let's count the numbers with our friends!"

My favorite part of Kinder Kastle is that every staff member knows my child's name. Kinder Kastle is truly a community, where the teachers and staff work together to provide a nurturing environment for all the children.

Jennifer M.

Twos parent

The teachers and staff are always so attentive to my child's needs!

Rachel B.

Toddler parent

My favorite part of Kinder Kastle is the people: the staff, the owners, the parents! I love the environment they've created--so warm and welcoming!

Margaret W.

Infant parent

The teachers and staff are kind and friendly. Each student is greeted by teachers and staff upon entering and exiting. This builds the children's confidence and acknowledges the kids' importance.

Jeanette J.

Kindergarten parent

The teachers and staff at Kinder Kastle are kind and provide so many learning opportunities for children.

Barbara G.

Pre-k parent

The school is safe and secure and most importantly, my daughter loves it!"

Meghan P.

Preschool Parent

The teachers and staff are always so attentive to my child's needs!

Rachel B.

Toddler parent