- Pre-School Program 3 & Young 4 year olds
Safe, Secure, and Nurturing Environment
Children of this age have an increased attention span, activity level, and need to satisfy their curiosity. We create a more structured environment, increase opportunities for exploration, and place an emphasis on cognitive skills.
Curriculum concentrates on pre-reading, pre-mathematics, science, creative arts and music. Planned activities reinforce the natural learning that is a part of every activity in a child’s day. The children select activities from a variety of interest centers that reflect a weekly theme. Learning activities alternate with classroom and outside activities. Field trips and other special experiences extend the children’s knowledge of the world around them.
Consistency is given through routine, while a variety of activities stimulate all areas of development. Social interaction is encouraged, communication and cognitive skills enhanced, and emotional and spiritual development carefully nurtured.
BCDC Learning for Pre-School
The cognitive, physical and social skills of most rapidly developing three-year-olds are significantly different from other ages, according to early childhood brain research. Despite these differences, three-year-olds have been combined with either younger or older children in traditional classrooms, due to the lack of developmentally appropriate instruction.
Recognizing this gap, Frog Street has announced the launch of the first-ever comprehensive curriculum for three-year-olds!
Frog Street Threes provides intentional instruction in key areas of development so children ages 36-48 months can effectively continue on the path to kindergarten readiness. Key components include:
• Easy-to-use activities developed around early brain development research
• Well-rounded scope of activities that address all developmental domains
• Intentional instruction that optimizes key windows of opportunity for growth and development
• Social and emotional emphasis featuring Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline®
• All materials are available in English and Spanish
In the Pre-School program each child’s developmental growth and development are assessed on an ongoing basis. Each child has an Individual Child Profile which consists of anecdotal notes, observations, and work samplings. Report cards are completed for each child twice yearly. The teachers use the information collected in the Child Profile to individualize instruction so that the growth of each child is maximized.