Pre-Kindergarten students practice academic skills on a daily basis to prepare for kindergarten. Our Pre-K lesson plans are based on the 10 learning domains found in the Texas Pre-Kindergarten guidelines. We embrace the natural curiosity of the children, and nurture a natural love of learning in our classrooms.

 

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

The development of these skills enables children to build a sense of who they are and what they can do, and enables them to participate effectively in the classroom, assert independence in appropriate ways, and accomplish tasks without infringing on the rights of others.

 

LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION 

Language skills have a tremendous impact upon reading and writing success. Language is optimally supported by providing a large amount of time throughout the day for oral language communication including time for authentic, child‐initiated oral language opportunities. 

 

EMERGENT LITERACY: READING

Awareness of the sounds in language, or phonological awareness, is one of the key predictors of later reading success. Recent research has provided new insights into the order in which children acquire this awareness. 

 

EMERGENT LITERACY: WRITING

Initially, children engage in drawing as a way to communicate. This is the earliest stage of writing. Development of writing skills begins with “pretend writing” as children imitate adults. 

 

MATHEMATICS

Children’s mathematical understandings are built on informal knowledge about quantity that they develop before any instruction. Young children know immediately if another child gets more cookies than they do. They enjoy telling their age, such as by holding up four fingers to tell an adult how old they are. Early math instruction is not limited to a specific period or time of day in preschool. Instead it is a natural part of any quality preschool learning environment.  

 

SCIENCE

Physical Science Skills

Exploring the properties of materials and the motion of objects allow children to use these attributes to classify and sort objects, make observations and predictions, problem‐solve, compare and question. 

Life Science Skills

Children are naturally curious about the characteristics of organisms. Pre-Kindergarten children enjoy exploring the differences in living and non‐living things.

Earth and Space Science Skills

Pre-Kindergarten children are enthusiastic learners about Earth and space. They are intrigued by their local environment, and discovering their place in the world is exciting and rewarding for them.

 

FINE ARTS

Art Skills

Children explore a wide variety of materials and make discoveries about color, shape, and texture through art experiences. They also begin to gain control of fine‐motor muscles and to practice hand‐eye coordination.

Music Skills

Children express themselves through singing and movement, and by playing simple instruments. They learn to experiment with tempo, sound, and other music concepts to begin to appreciate different types of music.

Dramatic Expression Skills

Creative drama involves young children in expressive and spontaneous productions. Children’s ability to communicate more effectively and engage in cooperative activity with others is developed as they participate in pretend play opportunities.  

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Children are eager to gain understanding of the many aspects of their world, beginning with their family, and then moving to the world around them. Through social studies, children begin to develop the self‐understanding that will serve as a foundation for learning about others and the world. 

 

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

Research has documented developmental relationships between perception, action, and cognition, in which children’s knowledge develops from their actions.  Learning is inextricably tied up in action; simply performing motor skills actually alters brain function.

Physical activity not only promotes cognition but can also enhance children’s social skills and self‐esteem through group participation. Free, unstructured outdoor play as a means of developing gross motor, fine motor and sensory skills is extremely valuable to children’s overall well-being. 

 

TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS 

Children utilize iPads with engaging, age‐appropriate, and challenging software to extend their knowledge and to enrich their learning of curriculum content and concepts. These technologies serve as important learning tools and are integrated throughout the instructional program. 

Pre-Kindergarteners...

 

 

Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.

 

-Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori method of teaching

“Such experience is not just play… It is work he must do in order to grow up.”

 

-Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori method of teaching

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