We are excited about our Kindergarden readiness program. Each Fall we begin a new class in accordance with Parkway School District's Calendar.
The class is a preparation for Kindergarten, thus the term Pre-K. The children in this class will be attending Kindergarten the following school year. We concentrate on many areas of development as the Preschool does with the additon of a writing area and an organized game each week. We work on a letter each week throughout the year and do a review when we get to the end of the alphabet. In the writing area, we learn to hold a pencil correctly and work on writing our name, letters, and numbers, all on lined paper. We also practice writing skills using stencils and other writing materials. You will be asked to sit at home with your child and make a list of 5-10 words with the letter of the week which will be shared in class and written on the board at the morning group time.
In addition to the academic preparation, you child will also work on other skills necessary for a smooth transition into Kindergarten. These skills include raising your hand before you talk, decision making, responsibility, cooperation, conflict resolution with peers, and self-control. We have eight different areas that your child will be working in: Science, Writing, Art, Sensory, Block, Games, Table toys, and Quiet Corner.