Our 5-Year-Old Program was developed specifically to give children one extra year to mature, develop and succeed before enrolling in Kindergarten. The curriculum includes a review of our Pre-K program and an introduction to Kindergarten-level work. The academic components have been organized to prepare the children for elementary school.
We operate a classroom of five-year-olds in a 3-day program from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program runs on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule. Tuition »
Our 5-Year-Old Program has a maximum of 14 children and two adults, a teacher and a teaching assistant. The maximum student/teacher ratio is 7:1.
Children must have completed a 4-Year-Old Program here or at another preschool.
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- Language Arts: communicate effectively in the school setting, listen attentively, begin applying reading skills, apply writing skills using "Handwriting Without Tears" program
- Mathematics: identify numbers 0-20, recognize how numbers are used in the "real world", count to 30 correctly, count by 5s and 10s, order numbers from least to greatest value, match numeral to sets, tell how items are alike and different, sort items by one attribute, recognize/create simple ABAB and complex ABCABC patterns, identify/name penny, nickel and dime, understand passages of time, solve problems by making predictions, estimating and graphing
- Science: experimentation and exploration on several themes such as the five senses, apples, space and our solar system, zoo animals, frog and chick life cycles
- Social Studies: social skills and safety, understand communities, explore community helpers, learn about historical events and people such as Native Americans, Pilgrims and Johnny Appleseed
Sample Day Schedule
||Independent Skills: individualized folders with practice activities
||Wrap-Up: One-on-one teacher conferences with individualized folders
||Morning Message: Pledge of Allegiance, calendar, shared experiences
||Student Shared Read Aloud: books or poems
||Work Stations: literacy, alphabet, writing, listening, math manipulation
||Teacher Read Aloud: themed storybook and class discussion
||Bathroom and wash hands
||Music Class or Activity Room for art projects|
||Science or Social Studies Exploration
||Recess or Free Choice: computers, books, art table, listening center
||Snack and wrap-up
||Dismissal at outside door or extended child care