Pre-K (ages 3 – 4 years)

Our 3 year old classrooms are equipped to begin building our children’s pre-kindergarten skills.  Watch Me Grow classrooms are equipped with language/reading, art, dramatic play, science, manipulatives, blocks, sand/water, and music centers.  These various centers allow children to work independently, partnered, or in groups.  The hands-on experiences support choice, creativity, and critical thinking.  Classroom centers are structured for both quiet and active play.

Curriculum

In addition to the various classroom centers, the amount of structured time in the classroom begins to increase.  Structured, teacher lead circle times and structured activities are used in addition to free-choice activities in order to prepare children for skills needed in kindergarten.

Each and every day in Watch Me Grow’s Pre-K classrooms include a language, science, art, math/cooking, music/movement, and large/fine motor skill activity.  In addition to our daily curriculum, our Pre-K children participate in all of Watch Me Grow’s enrichment programs.

As in every classroom, a daily report is sent home as well as a journal entry regarding your child’s day.

Daily Schedule

6:30 – 8:15

Arrival
Children greeted by faculty and engage in free play.

8:15 – 8:30 Transition
Clean up, toileting, diapering, and hand washing.

8:30 – 9:00

Morning Snack
A nutritious morning snack is served.

9:00 – 9:15

Transition
Clean up, toileting, diapering, and hand washing to prepare for the morning activities.

9:15 – 11:45

Morning Activity
Children participate in semi-structured activities related to a weekly theme. Daily art, language, science, math, cooking, movement/music activities.
Circle Time
Children participate in teacher-directed activities.
Computer/Phonics Lab
Children learn literacy, reading, math and science skills from our Edmark Educational Programs and Leaptag and Books-on-Tap Program.
Spanish
Children learn Spanish words, numbers, letters and phrases via Games, books, stories, songs and word plays in our Spanish Room
Gym or Outdoor Play


12:00 – 12:30

Lunch
A nutritious lunch is served to the children

12:30 - 12:45

Transition
Clean up and teeth brushing in preparation for nap time.

12:45 - 1:00

Story/Quiet Time
Children listen to a story or look at books to prepare for nap. Teachers will also play soft music and rub backs to help children relax.

1:00 - 3:00

Nap Time
Children nap or rest quietly.

3:00 - 3:10

Transition
Clean up, toileting, diapering, and hand washing.

3:10 – 3:30

Afternoon Snack
A nutritious afternoon snack is served to the children.

3:30 - 5:00

Afternoon Activity
Activity in art, language, science, math/cooking or music/movement related to the weekly theme and afternoon enrichment activity.

5:00 - 6:00

Free Play
Children self-select activities in learning centers, gym, or outdoor playground.
Departure
Children are picked up based on parent’s schedule.