Our Pre-Kindergarten Program is called the Manta Rays. Here children have fun in an academically challenging classroom environment.
During their Daily Circle Time they discuss the calendar, introducing the days of the week. Their teacher reads them stories, which they discuss afterwards to build reading comprehension. They sing learning songs and use movement for kinesthetic learners. They count and learn math through true one-to-one correspondence. They review the alphabet and get deeper into phonics. They also gain valuable oral skills by having an individual sharing time each week.
The Manta Rays do art activities daily. This includes both crafts and free art based on their thematic unit. Art time gives them a creative outlet and helps to perfect their fine motor skills. They also have music and movement activities every day.
Some of the concepts that they work on include, but are not limited to: the alphabet, shapes, colors, numbers, letter writing, simple words, reading text, predictions, poetry, reading comprehension, math, manners, and science.