Pre- Kindergarten (ages 4–5)
Pre-Kindergarten provides a solid readiness foundation laid for future reading and math. Children will vary in their mastery of these subjects for many reasons: age, interest level, and maturity, for instance. However, we strive to help each child in Junior Kindergarten develop proficiency in the following areas:
Reciting and printing correctly the letters of the alphabet
Learning the sounds of the letters
Sounding out and blending short vowel words
Recognizing and printing correctly their own names
Recognizing the numbers 1–100
Counting up to 100 objects
Printing correctly the numbers 1–100
Counting 1’s, 10’s, and 5’s
Adding and subtracting through the 5 family
Understanding a variety of math concepts such as the use of clocks, calendars, thermometers, money, fractions, ordinal numbers, story problems, place value, and measurement
Learning various unit themes (seasons, friends, shapes, animals, helpers, body, machines, etc.).
Developing fine motor skills, coordination, forms of movement: eye-hand -foot -body coordination
Developing social skills: self-control, cooperation, trust, feelings, manners, empathy, etc.
Developing communication skills, imagination, following directions, problem solving skills, listening skills, etc.
Developing spiritually: prayer, thankfulness, forgiveness, kindness, respect for God and creation, patience, etc.