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(4 years - 5 years)

Achieving Kindergarten Readiness

Pre-K is an essential steppingstone, where children work independently and in groups through our tried-and-true early childhood educational approach.

Our Pre-K Program is designed specifically to ensure students are ready to THRIVE in Kindergarten and beyond. We do everything we can to set children up for a bright future with unlimited possibilities so they can lead an adventurous and fun life.

Our Pre-K program explores: 

Problem-solving  •  Responsive listening 

Using language to learn  •  Social and collaborative skills

Curriculum & Milestones

Approaches To Learning

Planning, setting goals, and interacting with others and the environment.


Demonstrating phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, reading and writing skills.

Nature & Science

Understanding the natural and physical world; observing, describing, predicting, and gathering data.

Creative Arts

Expressing ideas and feelings with music, movement, visual arts, and drama.

Logic & Reasoning

Effectively using sequencing, problem-solving, and symbolic and critical-thinking skills.

Social Studies

Understanding themselves, their families, communities, and their world.


Using expressive and receptive vocabulary and conversation skills for effective communication.

Early Math

Understanding numbers, patterns, sorting, and ordering, plus using numbers to add, subtract, measure, and graph.

Physical Health

Successfully using fine and gross motor skills; understanding health and nutrition.

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We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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