PRESCHOOL PROGRAM, 3 YEARS TO 4 YEARS
Children learn best by exploring the world around them. Active and inquisitive three- and four-year-olds benefit from preschool programs that allow them to experiment and learn through activities like puppet play, storytelling, and gardening. Our preschool program is designed to engage your child’s natural curiosity with fun, stimulating activities that foster healthy cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development. With the help of our skilled, nurturing teachers and comprehensive curriculum, your child is primed to successfully sing, skip, and count his or her way into the next important stage of learning.
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
Mathematics: In our curriculum, activities are written to give children the opportunity to sort objects and learn how to sequence items. Children will practice counting beads and blocks, and begin solving simple math problems. Our teachers will also work with the children to identify similarities and differences within a group of objects.
Science: At Kiddie Corner Academy, children are given the opportunity to practice observation and problem solving skills. They will be able to observe what happens when a piece of celery is placed in red food coloring. Children will learn about people, plants, animals and weather. Kiddie Corner Academy teachers will also help children recognize the parts of the human body.
Language Arts and Literacy: Our curriculum includes many opportunities for 3-year-old children to listen to music and stories, retell them, sing and say simple rhymes. Children are encouraged to ask questions, share ideas, explain feelings and talk about what they are doing as they learn. Children begin to recognize print through the learning center signs and begin to identify letters and their names. Dramatic Play, Blocks and Transportation and the Library center are a few examples that encourage language development through play.
Social and Emotional Development: Kiddie Corner Academy provides an ideal community atmosphere to learn, play, take turns and share with others. In the learning centers, children have the opportunity to participate in many activities with friends. Kiddie Corner Academy teachers will also be there to help guide children to develop a better sense of self. They model appropriate ways to express emotions so that children will learn how to communicate effectively.
Gross Motor Skills: At Kiddie Corner Academy, there are many opportunities for children to work on gross motor skills. We provide the opportunities to practice walking in a straight line, walking backwards, jumping, throwing, catching, balancing on one foot and hopping. At Kiddie Corner Academy, our teachers will also encourage confidence and support so that children have the motivation to continue to develop new skills.
Fine Motor Skills: Kiddie Corner Academy teachers also support fine motor development by providing appropriate materials, such as playdough, crayons, markers, puzzles, etc. Children are encouraged to practice scribbling, and some of those scribbles will begin to resemble letters and words. Children are also given the opportunity to feed themselves during our family style meals, zip up or button their coats, and wash and dry their hands independently.
Character Education: Kiddie Corner Academy believes it is important to introduce children to a wide variety of character traits. We focus on positive values, such as honesty, generosity or patience, to help them better understand the society we live in and to help children develop into caring adults.