2740 Ellwood Rd
New Castle, PA 16101
For the early three year old, it's a life of fantasy and make-believe: where a stuffed animal comes to life during play…. But life is not always magical for the older three year old, who can be at the same time insecure and self-willed. What was a happy and serene world becomes one of anxious times that require a great deal of patience, understanding, and reinforcement of values.
Lively and adventurous four year olds may seem to be quite secure and comfortable with themselves: boasting, bragging, and exaggerating…. But emotions can also be uncertain, with laughter and tears following each other in quick succession.
The main goal of Pre-K Kids Learning Center program is to prepare your child for Kindergarten. Each child learns at a different pace and in a different way. We believe that through time, preparation, guidance, and lots of love and compassion, your child will reach a level of success. Each child leaves the program with the opportunity to have a good foundation of self-esteem and success. A keystone in our program is the The Creative Curriculum which, among other goals, helps children learn how to make "good" choices.
A Pre-School child flourishes in a learning community where they feel comfortable and find it easy to ask for help. Families and the community are involved in providing diverse educational programs, with specific "themes" for each week. In a warm, safe, and loving atmosphere, your child feels more comfortable and willing to learn.
Pre-K Kids Learning Center program is designed to meet the developmental needs of your Pre-School child. Your child has the opportunity to encounter many new and exciting experiences, with the following skills stressed for acceptance into kindergarten:
Recognize, recite, and print the letters of the alphabet
Recognize, recite, and print the numbers 1-100
Recognize their name in print and be able to print in legibly
Know the month and day of birth
Know their first and last name
Know their address and phone number
Identify the primary shapes
Identify the colors red, yellow, blue, purple, orange, white, brown, black, green
Dress themselves (zipper, tie, and button)
Cognitive skills (memory, logical thinking, relationships)
Gross and fine motor skills
Life Skills Program which helps your child learn how to make "good" choices
Our day consists of structured activities such as circle time, learning centers, and group activities, as well as unstructured playtime. This format provides a nice blend of the formal with an opportunity for your child to be creative and imaginative. During circle time, the children come together as a group for shared activities such as review of the calendar and weather, a review about class rules and consequences, and themed activities. (finger play, songs, discussions, or a group activity based on the theme of the week).
Children work in small cooperative groups at learning centers, rotating through four centers throughout the week:
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - identifying colors and shapes, counting, measuring, matching, and sorting. Then discovering which objects will roll, what will float, what will sink, building block towers
Art - cutting, pasting, coloring, painting, creative expression
Language arts - recognizing, reciting, and printing the letters of the alphabet, recognizing and printing names, listening to stories, describing and sequencing events in stories and illustrations.