Our Pre-K boys use multi-sensory tools to develop their fine-motor muscles used in handwriting. Along with direct instruction for writing letters and numerals, using a variety of manipulatives in our hands-on approach to learning will allow for their skills to strengthen. Throughout the day, the boys will have many opportunities to write, paint, illustrate, cut, and assemble, as well.
Our Pre-K boys begin exploring mathematical concepts and develop number sense by using real objects that they explore manipulate, and organize for counting, making sets, and sorting. The boys learn about and use their knowledge of two and three dimensional shapes when they draw, paint, sort blocks and identify shapes outdoors. In becoming aware of themselves in relation to other people and things the boys learn location and position, direction, and distance. All sorts of games, data collecting and recording will strengthen their math skills to be ready for our kindergarten and beyond.
Our Pre-K program fosters each boy’s inquisitive nature to learn by doing, experimenting, observing, questioning, and predicting. Our science lab and outdoor classrooms, in addition to our nature trails, are the ideal places for our little budding scientists to explore enjoy, appreciate, discover and understand their surroundings and the bigger world.
Children are inherently social and thrive in this environment of all boys. In our PreK, the boys will share about themselves and learn how they fit into their family, class, and community. As they navigate making friends, playing cooperatively, and caring for their classroom and belongings they will develop positive lifelong social skills.
From drawing and painting, singing and dancing, running, throwing a ball, and participating in a game, our creative arts and physical education curriculum supports every area of learning. It develops an appreciation of music and how the body works, supports oral language, allows expression of ideas and feelings, and provides an understanding of the world. Our unique curriculum helps to develop gross motor muscles and balance, and it gives the boys opportunities to move independently as well as within a group and to gain spatial sense. The Pre-kindergarten classroom environment is designed to stimulate all of the senses and inspire each student’s imagination.