Pre-K Nursery School Program

The following programs are offered for the Pre-K:

5 day Pre-K AM: 8:45-11:15 AM Monday-Friday
5 day Pre-K PM 12:15-2:45 PM Monday-Friday

The teacher-child ratio is 1:10. Children must turn 4 by December 31st.

Pre-K Nursery School Curriculum

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Emotional and Social Skills

  • Plays cooperatively with others
  • Understands and follows the concept of taking turns
  • Shares with friends
  • Enjoys independence by doing things for themselves
  • Uses words to describe personal feelings
  • Develops respect for oneself and others

Physical Development/Fine Motor Skills

  • Becomes comfortable using scissors to cut straight and curved lines
  • Draws simple shapes
  • Becomes comfortable with threading and lacing activities
  • Uses a wide variety of art tools
  • Uses pincer grasp to pick up small objects
  • Engages in sensory activities

Physical Development/Gross Motor Skills

  • Catches, bounces and throws a ball
  • Walks up and down stairs with alternating feet
  • Pedals and steers a tricycle
  • Runs, walks, jumps and skips
  • Hops on one foot
  • Walks with alternating feet on a balance beam

Creative Expression

  • Explores a wide variety of art media
  • Expresses self through artwork
  • Appreciates personal artwork and that of their peers
  • Sings a variety of songs
  • Experiments with a rhythm instrument
  • Responds to music through movement
  • Acts out feelings and emotions
  • Participates in imaginative play alone and with peers

Cognitive Skills

  • Listens for 10-15 minutes in a group setting
  • Follows 2-3 part directions
  • Stays on task for 10-15 minutes
  • Recognizes basic shapes and colors
  • Recognizes classmates’ and own name in print
  • Begins recognition of upper and lower case letters
  • Counts to 10 and above
  • Recognizes numerals 1-10 and beyond

Language and Literacy Development

All activities are used to promote receptive and expressive language and encourage a passion for reading.

  • Asks how, what, when and why questions
  • Answers how, what, when and why questions
  • Experiences read-alouds, repetition, retellings, rhyming
  • Begins to develop a sight vocabulary
  • Enjoys dictating a story
  • Begins phonemic awareness
  • Expresses personal feelings and needs