Our Pre-Kindergarten program focuses on gaining social skills, while adding an academic component that is developmentally appropriate. We work with students on early literacy and writing skills, as well as early mathematical skills to prepare all students for kindergarten. Our Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is designed to build comprehension and critical thinking capabilities. Through independent and cooperative learning opportunities, children are able to establish logical thinking patterns, imagination, and creativity into their educational experiences. Our goal at Foundation Learning Academy is to work in partnership with parents to set their children on the path to a life-long love of learning and success.
The Learning Stages Pre-Kindergarten program meets your child’s needs in these key areas of development:
- Social Bridge – this includes interactive play, sharing, caring, and following through on commitments
- Literacy Development – this includes, vocabulary development, formal introduction to the uppercase and lowercase letters, phonological awareness, writing, word families, rhyming words, and fine motor skills.
- Foundational Math – this includes attributes, classification, patterns, sequencing, one-to-one correspondence, order, missing numbers, numeration, logical reasoning, simple additions, simple subtractions, telling time, counting money, and problem solving.
- Our Pre-Kindergarten daily schedule includes individual and group activities that promote independence. Our Circle Time is an essential group learning session where students are introduced to variety of subjects. Our individual and group activities help students apply what they have learned and focus on building individual comprehension.
Our Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum includes:
- Child-directed learning which allows preschoolers to actively initiate learning
- Math activities that encourage critical thinking, problem solving skills, and cognitive development
- Science investigations that provide hands on experiences
- Literacy activities which are age-appropriate and provide reading readiness skills
- Writing journals provide self-expression opportunities and encourages beginning letter formation
- Small group activities that are planned for cooperative learning opportunities
- Emotional and social development with peers and teachers
- Daily creative activities to inspire imaginative creative art and musical play
- Planned outdoor activities that promote physical fitness and gross motor development
- Weekly Folders that inform parents of children’s accomplishments
- Homework Assignments to give students an opportunity to review class material
- Decision-making skills to support growing minds