Our admissions director details plans for our forthcoming Pre-Kindergarten program for 4-year-olds, launching in the fall of 2019.
As we construct a big, beautiful new Upper School, exciting plans for our smallest students have been unfolding in the background. We will usher in the 2019-2020 school year by welcoming not just Kindergarten through 8th grade students, but also our inaugural Pre-K class—the Country School class of 2029!
Our current Upper School science classroom in the far corner of the Kindergarten hallway will be renovated into a modern, well-appointed space with easy access to the Little Toy. Our child-centered program for 4-year-olds will be structured to promote inquiry and discovery, with a thoughtfully-designed curriculum focused on age-appropriate academics, social-emotional skills, outdoor education, hands-on play, and the development of the children not just as students but as people.
Our Pre-K students will feel free to take smart risks, express themselves, build relationships, and develop a strong sense of self in an environment that nurtures and appreciates the strengths and unique qualities of each child. Experiential, hands-on, meaningful learning will equip them with the tools to move seamlessly into Kindergarten and will build the foundation for becoming increasingly responsible and independent at an age-appropriate rate.
In Pre-K, our students will:
learn to use oral and written language and cultivate a positive attitude about reading
develop an awareness of numbers, patterns, relationships, and measurement
make connections between mathematics and real life
explore possibilities that exist within the physical and natural world
be exposed to a broad variety of media: painting, cutting, stamping, clay-building, stitching, beading, weaving, collage, etc.
learn about beat, rhythm, tempo, and melody through music
learn about themselves and others in relation to the world around them through social studies
learn the basics of speaking and understanding Spanish by using puppets, songs, and rhymes
develop small and large muscle control, eye-hand coordination, and improve collaboration/teamwork skills through a multitude of activities and games through physical education
learn about our 9 core values and increase their capacity to understand and regulate emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships with peers and adults, and make responsible decisions
play and work with each other in order to hone their social skills with guidance and support from adults and peers
and much more!
For more information on our Pre-Kindergarten program, click HERE or contact admissions director Annie Hasselgren at email@example.com or at extension 130.
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