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Pre-Kindergarten Program

14237 – 73rd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA  98034
425-820-2320

The pre-kindergarten program is designed for children between the ages of 3 1/2 to 5 years-old.  The environment is set up to help this age group learn through play.  We focus on what a child will need to enter kindergarten and be successful in an environment with 20+ children to 1 adult.  We have interviewed several kindergarten teachers and asked them what they would like to see in a child just entering kindergarten.  The main issues are socializing and being able to follow directions.  We have implemented these and also the academic areas mentioned into our program.

We make sure children get plenty of outdoor play.  We feel it helps children remain healthier and happier when they get outdoors at least 2 to 3 hours a day.

Themes

 

All About Me Zoo Animals Transportation/Safety
Occupation Halloween Thanksgiving
Christmas Christmas in other Countries Forest Animals
Winter Valentines Dinosaurs
Farm Animals Spring Easter
Insects Weather and Kites Water Creatures
Circus

Curriculum

Recognize Numbers 1 – 15
Count from 1 to 30
One to One Counting
Recognize Upper Case Letters
Recognize Lower Case Letters
Recognize and Produce the Sound of the Letters
Be Able to Write Their Name
Understand the Calendar

Daily Schedule

Our day is based on a schedule that helps the day run smoothly.  This schedule may vary from day to day according to the needs of the children, weather, field trips and so forth.

7:15am – 7:30am          *Free Play
7:30am – 8:00am          Breakfast/Clean-up
8:00am – 9:00am          *Free Play
9:00am – 9:30am          Circle Time Activities
–  Welcoming song
–  Calendar
–  Sharing
–  Songs
–  Names Shapes
–  Language Activities
9:30am – 10:00am        Preschool Activities/*Free Play
10:00am – 10:30am      Self-served Snack/Clean-up
10:30am – 11:00am      Arts and Craft Activities/*Free Play/Outdoor Play
11:00am – 11:30am      Co-Active Games/Large Motor
11:00am – 12:00pm      Outdoor Play/Clean-up for Lunch
12:00pm – 12:30pm      Self-served Lunch/Clean-up
12:30pm – 12:45pm      Quiet Down Time (Books on Cots)
12:45pm – 1:00pm        Story Time
1:00pm – 3:00pm          Rest Time
3:00pm – 3:30pm          Self-served Snack/Clean-up
3:30pm – 5:30pm          Outdoor Play/*Free Play

*Free Play:  All of the following areas or centers are available:

Art Center Block Area
Dramatic Play/Dress-up Easel
Sensory Table Science Center
Table Toys/Puzzles Play Dough Center
Book Area Dollhouse/Castle Area

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