Creating new learning spaces is an opportunity which we relish with enthusiasm!
This past June , we created a new learning space for Early Pre-K.
What is Early Pre-K? Since the age of entry into kindergarten is older now by three months*, we found ourselves with the age in our Pre-K classroom to be older. We therefore took the younger children, who are too young for this to be the final year of preschool, and created Early Pre-K for them, so that they can advance their skills according to their developmental needs.
Not only did we add a physical classroom, but we elevated the curriculum both Pre-K classrooms with the help of two grants. The “Ready Schools” grant, funded by the school district, was for kindergarten-readiness, with an emphasis on Social-Emotional Learning. The “Quality Improvement” grant, from a private foundation, provided for Math curriculum and materials.
We are excited about our news, and we look forward to sharing more details with you. If you have any further questions, please feel free to discuss with your child’s teacher.
*entry age into kindergarten, for public and most private schools, is now 5 years old by September 1s. It was previously 5 years old by December 1st. This change was phased-in over the past three years.