SLA's Preschool 1 Program fosters a sense of wonder and an excitement for learning. The program is hands-on, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate.
At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. As two-year-olds begin to exert their independence, our Preschool 1 Program encourages engaging in gross motor skills such as running, skipping, jumping alongside their peers. The children learn best by being very hands-on, they have countless opportunities to explore, grow and try new things. Children are encouraged to interact and role-play in the dramatic play area. They have ample exploration time both indoor and outdoors (weather permitting).
Our curriculum is designed to have children engage in activities with small groups to stimulate the child and expand on communication skills, which is a vital portion to a preschool curriculum. They are encouraged to build and construct with blocks, produce art work, sing songs, and explore science through exploration. Each child learns to appreciate literature through listening to stories and engage in sensory based activities. These, as well as many other play-based activities, promote positive social, emotional, and academic growth.
Children are encouraged to begin to trace letters, numbers and shapes preparing them for Preschool 2 classroom. This program is specifically designed to provide daily guidance for the independence that this age group needs. Some self help skills such as drinking from a cup, hand washing, independently cleaning up, and potty training are among the skills taught in this classroom.
* Children must be fully potty trained in order to transition to the Preschool 2 Program