Our First Scholars classroom prepares our one-year-old students to learn and explore the world around them. Language and literacy, social-emotional, and physical skills are guided by the teacher to enhance the child’s overall development.
Through the use of Fingerplays, songs, story-time and repetition students learn early language, literacy, and math skills. Activities and lessons include shapes, colors and comparison skills using art, science and discovery. Toddlers enjoy hands-on learning through a variety of sensory activities
Ms. Pierce Assistant Teacher
Our Early Learners classroom prepares our two-year-old students to become independent learners, while also learning how to foster healthy social relationships with peers and adults through play and learning. During this time, social development is critical and students learn how to share, interact with peers and communicate their needs and wants. In this classroom students will also begin to identify letters, numbers, shapes, and colors. Self-help skills are also introduced including hand-washing and potty training.
Our three-year-old class also focuses on gaining social and emotional skills while adding an academic component that is developmentally appropriate. The preschool classroom introduces pre-writing skills to help students’ form letters and numbers. Students are surrounded by written and spoken words to enrich language skills. Pre-math skills are taught through counting, patterning and calendar activities. Like the two-year-old class, the three-year old class is play based and is comprised of circle time, art, story time, active play, and free choice play.
Our Pre-k classroom is an extension of concepts and skills that were taught in both the two and three year old classrooms. In our Pre-k class the focus is placed on language and math fundamentals to prepare students for Kindergarten. For these active learners activities and lessons ensure that each student grows socially, intellectually and physically. Language development includes story time and puppet play to enrich their imaginations and teach listening and verbal interaction in the group setting. During this time blending, segmenting, and learning how to sound out parts of word is introduced. The children will start to write sentences as well as words. In math, they will go beyond just counting and learn to group, graph, and recognize patterns.
Mrs. Marion Jones
Mrs. Shirlean Jones Assistant Teacher
Our Kindergarten class is for children who turn 5 by September 1st. The class promotes cooperative play to learn problem solving activities and lessons that teach students to use independent reasoning and develop manners and social skills. Our teachers introduce the structure of a classroom setting and concentrate on early reading and math skills. Language lessons include story time followed by content questions. Phonics and writing are stressed. In math, adding and subtracting are introduced along with graphing, grouping, sorting and comparisons. In Science and Discovery, they will learn about animals, the earth and outer space, the weather, magnets and magnifying glasses, and the five senses. Social studies teach the children about their community and different cultures.