The full day or part-time Pre-Kindergarten Program, built on a developmentally appropriate curriculum, welcomes children into the Rohan Woods School environment. Students have the advantage of experiencing all the resources that an established academic institution has to offer and yet are nurtured in their own secure space. The Program emphasizes the milestones that emerge over time, forming building blocks for growth and continued learning. Your child will be encouraged to explore and express ideas in an environment that is supportive and nurturing.
The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is comprised of Center Time to address academic growth through exploration and discovery; Play, focusing on language development and the opportunity to navigate their social world; and Specialty Instruction, such as Spanish, physical education and music/movement.
During Center Time, students learn pre-reading skills, math concepts and focus on language acquisition. Additionally, they experience sensory integration, practice fine and gross motor skills, develop cognitively and expand socialization skills. The children also have regular opportunities to interact with other Rohan Woods students and faculty through recess and Buddy Time. Pre-Kindergarten students are fortunate to have the unique experience of being little buddies to the Second Grade students and big buddy role models to the Early Childhood students.
Whether in their small and structured classroom, with a specialist teacher, or outside exploring the larger world, Rohan Woods three-year olds will begin their nine-year journey with us in a safe and challenging environment. Your child will be encouraged to explore, ask questions, discover and start the journey to become a lifelong learner and cherished part of the Rohan Woods family.
I cannot believe November is already here! Our Pre-Kindergarten friends had a fabulous Halloween filled with treats, games, costumes, and fun. We also had Grandparents’ Day this October, a visit from Glendale firefighters to talk about fire safety, the Scholastic Book Fair, and an author visitor who read us her new book!
Pre-Kindergartners have been practicing their counting and numbers quite a bit! During calendar time, we have been focusing on the days of the week and using words like today, yesterday, and tomorrow. Pre-Kindergarten friends also learned about the four seasons, but we concentrated on fall. We talked about how leaves change color and things we might find outside during the season. Our students also are enjoying learning about the five senses and how we utilize all of them each day.
We also have been practicing our letters and reading lots of books. Pre-Kindergarteners have been thinking about what might happen next in a story, how a character might be feeling, and what the solution was to the problem.
I am amazed by how much our Pre-K friends are developing and I am excited to see them continue to grow these next couple of months. Pre-Kindergarteners can’t wait to show off our classroom and our activities at our Open House on Tuesday, November 6th from 9-11 AM. Looking forward to seeing you there!