AT KIDS' CLUBHOUSE OF THE MAIN LINE
(age 4 by September 1st)
The Pre-K program is intended for children entering Kindergarten the following year with at least one year of preschool or at-home learning experience.
Through teacher-led and independent centers, students are introduced to upper and lowercase letters, letter sounds, rhyming, sight word recognition, shapes, sorting, numbers 1-20 and basic mathematical functions.
Students will use the Handwriting Without Tears program to learn to write letters and his/her name with chalk, crayon, and eventually pencil.
Social/emotional skills such as listening, understanding feelings, and resolving conflicts are also emphasized.
In this class there is a 1:10 student teacher ratio.
Students also participate in a different enrichment activity each day, which include Art, Science, Music, Little Engineers, and Gym.
Students learn the fundamentals of art- color, shape, lines, etc. by painting, drawing, making banners, cards, collages, and more.
Fun, hands-on science experiments are used to teach base concepts such as observing, comparing, classifying, measuring, inferring, and predicting.
During music we work on enhancing our students' fine motor skills. Class activities include singing, playing instruments such as shaky eggs and rhythm sticks, and using "musical props" such as scarves.
Students develop better gross motor skills and critical thinking skills as they participate in movement activities and games. They are introduced to classics such as "Duck, Duck, Goose", "Musical Chairs", and parachute games.
Children work together to build and problem solve using materials such as blocks, Legos, and Lincoln Logs. They build bridges using construction paper and paper cups, design Duplo dinosaurs, create marshmallow/toothpick constellations, and develop a maze of Magnatiles.