AT KIDS' CLUBHOUSE OF THE MAIN LINE
(age 3 by September 1st)
In our Preschool class students build their vocabulary by participating in circle time and through whole class read-alouds. Gross motor skills are developed through games and outdoor play in our fenced-in playground. Fine motor skills are enhanced by stringing large beads, manipulating Play-Doh, and completing lacing projects. Pretend play is encouraged in our dramatic play center. Students learn to recognize their name in print, begin to write their name using the Handwriting Without Tears program, work on scissor skills, and more. Concepts such as letters and letter sounds, numbers, colors, shapes, sorting, and other academics are introduced.
There is a 1:10 student-teacher ratio in this class.
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.