|4 years – 6 years
|Full Day: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Half Day: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Pre-K / Kindergarten (Pre K/K) Classroom
“I Am Learning To Read.”
Our Pre K/Kindergarten accredited program raises the learning bar for children as they prepare to leave Happy Day and enter kindergarten. Our advanced accredited program continues to support social and emotional growth while guiding children to learn new and more challenging concepts throughout the year. We aim to strengthen and reinforce self-sufficiency in the school setting, and give each child opportunities to show independence. Our goals are to provide children with the skills they need to work alongside others and develop their curiosity to be life-long learners.
We supplement a rich, monthly curriculum using the Harcourt Trophies Language Arts Program. We focus on phonemic awareness; word blending, building, and decoding; and shared reading to promote comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency; and writing to express ideas through words and pictures. Children regularly participate in circle-time, and read-aloud, look at books independently, and occasionally engage in small group guided reading. We aim to immerse children in an environment rich with print and endless opportunities to read, write, share, and listen. By the end of Pre K/Kindergarten, children “Are ready for kindergarten!”
Superheroes are a topic that inspires and motivates Pre K/Kindergarten children. A unit of superheroes includes the following activities:
- Literacy: Read Ladybug Girl and create our own Superhero identity. Draw a picture and write some words about our identity.
- Math: Children are “super solvers” and will solve simple math problems using manipulatives and then practice writing numbers.
- Art: What is a logo? Create a logo for our superhero identity.
- Social/Emotional: Who are everyday superheroes? How do we define hero in everyday roles; police, fire fighters, nurses, teachers?