Our Pre-K students are in their last year with us and heading to kindergarten the following year. With this in mind, our goal for this level is to support them through this big step and prepare them for elementary school both academically and socially. During the Pre-K year, the bar is slowly raised increasing expectations and independence as they are ready. We use the PA state standards for both preschool and kindergarten, as well as watching each child’s developmental level to form these expectations.
For literacy, we will meet students at their level to continue to support their early pre-reading skills. Students continue to move through the phonemic awareness sequence as they begin to separate and combine sounds within words if they are ready. They work to solidify their knowledge of letter names and incorporate the sounds associated with each letter. Students will begin to learn and practice sight words as they are ready. They will also practice proper formation of each letter. Our classroom routine begins to incorporate centers in Pre-K, which guides students to increase their ability to work independently and in a small group while staying on task and appropriately asking for help.
In math, we are again using the PA Standards and the child’s developmental level to guide us. We would like to see our students off to kindergarten with a solid knowledge of number identification through 10 and beyond. They will count with one-to-one correspondence and work to understand number concepts such as greater and less than. They will use the calendar to work with patterns. They will identify and describe shapes. For those who are ready, they will begin to combine numbers in preparation for addition.
For more specific information, please feel free to check out our state guidelines below.
Options for Pre-K
|3-Day Morning (M,W,F)
|$329 per month
|3-Day Afternoon (M,W,F)
|$329 per month
|5-Day Morning (M-F)
|$497 per month
*Tuition amounts reflect current school year pricing.