Our pre school serves children ages 3 – 5. Children will learn through direct experience and active engagement with the environment, peers, and adults. Children are cared for and taught in a supportive climate, one in which adults and children share control of the learning process and the decision making. While the adults provide materials and experiences that build on children’s interest and promote learning, children initiate many of their own learning experiences.
Our VPK Program operates for 3-4 hours per day and provides services to children who are 4 years old by Sept 1st of the school year in which they are enrolling.
The program is designed around the Florida VPK Education Standards eight areas of development which include;
- Physical Health
- Approaches to Learning: Focus on how skills are acquired
- Social and Emotional Development: Focus is on self-concept, self-control, relationships with adults and peers, and social problem-solving.
- Language and Communication: Focus on expressive and receptive language skills with the purpose being to build listening, speaking, and vocabulary skills as well as sentence structure and conversation.
- Emergent Literacy focuses on emergent literacy and emergent writing skills. Children develop phonological awareness and the ability of written expression and that print conveys meaning.
- Mathematical and Scientific Thinking: Refers to the study of quantities and their relationship. Focuses on ability to count and construct sets of objects. Ability to manipulate sets of numbers (combing and taking away objects from a set), ability to recognize and create patterns, sequencing, recognizing and comparing shapes, comparing quantities using length, weight, and height.
- Social Studies and The Arts: The focus is on children identifying attributes of familiar people and understanding family roles and relationships. The development of new ways of examining the world around them and their role as citizens. The focus of the arts component is providing students with opportunity to express ideas and feelings through art and helping them to gain an understanding and appreciation of all forms of art.
- Motor Development: Focus is on gross motor development which involves balance, control and coordinator of movements controlled by the body’s large muscles. Also focuses on fine motor development which involves small muscle skills and eye-hand coordination.