Our pre-k program, 4 year olds, meet four days a week, in the afternoon, have 18-20 children, a certified head teacher, two assistants and one participating parent each day.  We offer an extended day pre-k program.  Click here to find out more information about our Enrichment programs.

Pre-K East (younger 4s)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 11:45am – 2:45pm from September-January;

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 11:45am-3:45pm from February-June

Children will enjoy lunch and snack

Head Teacher: Vanessa Licari;

Assistant Teachers: Emily Merle & Cris Kilberg

Pre-K West (older 4s)

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 11:45am – 2:30pm from September-January;

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 11:45am-3:45pm from February-June

Children will enjoy lunch and snack

Head Teacher: Kerri Macri;

Assistant Teachers: Carol Knoch & Kathleen Macchia

Pre-K tuition for the 2017-2018 School Year is $4,100

Children learn best when they are actively involved in hands-on experiences with materials they can manipulate, and when these activities are valued more for the process than for an end product. While playing, children can experiment with objects, ideas, and fears. Since there is no right or wrong way to play, they cannot fail, and therefore, they are freer to take risks and be adventurous.

We want to reassure you that “just playing” is extremely valuable for young children, especially when materials and equipment are thoughtfully chosen and activities are well supervised.

Our program is designed to encourage a balance of child-initiated and teacher- facilitated activities.  View our Pre-K Curriculum Map.

4 Year Old Curriculum

Literacy:

  • Colors and shape
  • Recognition of letters A-Z upper case
  • Recognition of letters a-z lower case
  • Rhyming and repetition
  • Opposites
  • Letter sound association
  • Experience charts for field trips
  • Writing class books
  • Holiday experience charts
  • Dramatic play
  • Story time
  • Listening and sequencing
  • Answering comprehension questions
  • Making predictions
  • Vocabulary enrichment
  • Speaking in complete sentences

Writing:

  • Use of scissors to cut accurately
  • Use of pencils, crayons, markers and paint
  • Reproduce shapes and letters
  • Tracing and lacing
  • Write first name
  • Create books using drawings and dictation
  • Writing center

Math:

  • Counting the class daily
  • Counting the days of the month
  • Classifying
  • Sorting
  • Patterns
  • One-to-one correspondence
  • Mazes
  • Graphing favorites
  • Time-lines
  • Identify and recognize numbers 1-20
  • Venn diagrams
  • Measurements

Social Studies:

  • All about Me
  • Likenesses and differences among people and families
  • Field trips
  • Signs and symbols of holidays and cultural events
  • The store
  • Community workers and helpers
  • Making and following rules that keep us safe

Science:

  • Observing and discussing seasonal changes
  • Freezing and melting
  • Magnet experiments
  • Shadows
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Hibernation
  • Lizards in our playground
  • Birds and nests
  • Five senses

Art:

Exploring with many media

  • Painting: at easel, murals, on paper towels, on coffee filters, on brown paper, on shapes at the easel, with eye droppers, marble painting, finger painting, sponge painting.
  • Drawing: with crayons, markers chalk, colored pencils
  • Cutting: paper of all kinds, fringing, playdough
  • Collages: geometric shapes, paper strips, tissue apples and other fruit and vegetables, Q-Tips, shapes

Music:

  • Singing: about the seasons, holidays, traditional songs, nursery rhymes
  • Movement: jumping, hopping, galloping, skipping, swaying, dancing, parachute activities
  • Rhythm instruments: sticks, triangles, bells, sand blocks, maracas, tone blocks with classical and traditional music.
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