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.
We have had a very busy and fun few weeks of school so far! These young friends have been quickly learning their new routines and are getting accustomed to school. I can tell they are very excited about what else is to come in Pre-Kindergarten!
We have spent the last few weeks really going over our schedules, transitions, and what is expected of a good Pre-Kindergarten friend at Rohan Woods. We introduced our classroom jobs and students have been watching the modeling for these certain roles. Some jobs include Messenger, Weather Reporter, Line Leader, Calendar Helper, and Snack Helper. The kids take these jobs quite seriously. I am already very proud of their willingness to help and their hard work! We also spent a lot of time talking about our first theme, All About Me! Pre-K students were interviewed by Ms. Kittler. They shared about their families and their favorite things. We also have been reading lots of books about our five senses and what makes us the same and different! We practiced our counting by making a graph that represented how many letters are in our names! Additionally, we went hunting for letters in our Sensory Table that was full of beans! I can’t wait to see what else these learners do this year!
Pre-K students have loved getting to know their Buddies in 2nd Grade. They have really enjoyed playing with them and doing fun projects and activities! The second graders have been such awesome role models to us! We have also really enjoyed our special time to play with our EC and JK friends during the day.
Please mark your calendar on Thursday, September 13th! It is our Curriculum Night for parents to attend. I will be talking about a typical day in Pre-Kindergarten and what students will be learning this year!