The goal of our pre-k program is to prepare your preschooler for kindergarten in a supportive fun environment. We achieve this by using a purchased curriculum called DIG Pre-k. This innovative curriculum incorporates Core learning concepts and ongoing assessments to see how much your child is learning each week. Children are assessed using kindergarten readiness indicators. At home activities to further support learning are provided through a parent newsletter. Classroom learning is supplemented by field trips to local museums, parks, and attractions.
· Thematic, integrated instruction.
· Daily, robust math.
· Active, meaningful literacy.
· Explicit oral language development.
· Classroom strategies from Dr. Jean.
Our comprehensive pre-k program is for potty-trained 3.5- to 5-year-olds. Our program is designed to prepare your child for kindergarten through activities that advance exploration, social-emotional learning, cognitive development, creative expression, gross and fine motor skills, early reading and writing skills, and imaginative play in a structured daily routine.
Using a positive learning environment with a focus on children’s individual skills and interests, our program features DIG Pre-k curriculum. Our class schedule includes time for small group learning during circle times, play-based learning centers to practice and learn new skills, indoor and outdoor active play to develop gross and fine motor skills, and rest time for relaxing and resting. Our play-based learning centers give children the opportunity to rotate through different interest centers such as art center, dramatic play, exploration, math and writing, and construction centers. We serve a healthy breakfast with milk, afternoon snack, and a late afternoon snack. Children enjoy a lunch brought from home with their classmates and we provide milk with lunch.
7:30-8:30am Free Choice Centers
8:30-8:45am Morning Meeting
9:15-9:45am Gross Motor Play
9:45-10:15am Outdoor Play
10:15-10:35am Circle Time & Literacy Circle
10:35-11:15am Centers and Small Groups
11:15-12:00pm Lunch Time
12:00-12:30 Quiet Centers
12:30-2:00pm Rest Time or Quiet Centers
2:00-2:30 Wake-up & Afternoon Snack
2:30-3:00pm Outdoor Play
3:00-3:30pm Math Circle
3:30-4:00 Gross Motor Play
4:00-5:15 Centers, Literacy, & Math
5:15-5:30 Late Afternoon Snack
5:30-6:00 Centers, Literacy, & Math
The 700-square foot pre-k classroom has a large open-feel with plenty of natural light and wall-length mirrors to create an environment conducive to learning. The materials and furniture in the classroom are set up into several learning centers with a homey and calming atmosphere. Each child will have their own in-classroom cubby space to keep their belongings.
Pre-k students will have access to a large gross motor room to participate in gross motor activities and games. Our custom-designed outdoor play space encourages interaction with the natural environment and imaginative play. The outdoor area is completely fenced and has a custom-built large wooden playhouse and arch bridge with a gravel and sand box on each side. The area also includes an outdoor kitchen, picnic tables, and large mounted chalkboards. Children take out outdoor toys each day such as jump ropes, balls, and hula hoops.
Our facility is licensed through the Department of Human Resources, and we follow all minimum licensing regulations for childcare centers in Arkansas. Our teachers are carefully selected professionals who undergo criminal and child maltreatment background checks upon employment. They participate in monthly staff meetings and receive 15 hours of continuing education each year. They are CPR and First Aid certified.
We are recognized as a Better Beginnings Level 2 center. Better Beginnings is a program through DHS that is designed to improve the quality of childcare programs across our state. Centers are distinguished between a 1-3 star rating system. Through this program, increase training is provided to our staff to help strengthen families and provide high level care for your children.
We offer flexible enrollment options with 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-day a week schedules. Partial Day Hours are 7:30am to 2:30pm. Full Day Hours are 7:30am to 6:00pm. We encourage students to be here by 8:30am to benefit from all aspects of the Kindergarten-readiness curriculum. Contact us for planned closure dates around major holidays.
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