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School Ready!

Our pre-kindergarten classrooms support the continued development of essential school-readiness skills and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the language, early literacy, mathematics, social and emotional, physical, cognitive, and executive functioning skills necessary for success.

Our Teachers

PreK Teacher PhotoTeachers create opportunities for the mastery of school-readiness skills.

  • Our knowledgeable, professionally trained teachers ensure that your pre-kindergartner is confident and prepared both academically and socially for success in school.
  • From literacy activities during group time to active play in learning centers, our talented teachers create a balance of child-initiated and teacher-guided activities. A balance of individual attention with group experiences is intentionally included each day to ensure that children are developing to their full potential.
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Pre-kindergarten Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed around the latest early brain research and includes developmentally appropriate and engaging activities to support development in all early learning domains for pre-kindergartners. Learning domains include:

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Our Classrooms

Our beautiful classrooms are carefully designed and thoughtfully equipped with a wide variety of exceptional learning materials, all selected to offer maximum opportunities for continued growth and development in the following key areas:

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  • Art
  • Sensory
  • Blocks
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)
  • Language and Reading
  • Manipulatives
  • Large Motor
  • Music and Movement
  • Dramatic Play
  • Physical and Motor Development

 

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Communication

Daily ConnectEvery day you will receive information and updates through the Daily Connect app which allows our teachers to chart your pre-kindergartner’s day and send messages and photos to you via e-mail. You will receive updates about your pre-kindergartner’s developmental progress, learning experiences, meals and snacks, and sleeping times. You are also welcome to use Daily Connect to send your child’s teacher a message.

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A Day in Our Pre-kindergarten Classroom

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A Warm Welcome

Each morning you and your pre-kindergartner will receive a warm and loving welcome from our teachers. During this time, you will have an opportunity to connect with your pre-kindergartner’s teacher to create a smooth transition from home to school.

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Exploring and Discovering in Learning Centers

Your pre-kindergartner will engage in meaningful, hands-on, school-readiness activities, along with a variety of and exploration experiences, all carefully planned to encourage the continued development of thinking skills and help your child along their journey of lifelong learning.

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Enjoying Snacks and Meals

A strong appreciation for good eating habits is one of the many skills your pre-kindergartner will learn as they enjoy meals and snacks with their teachers and friends.

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Group Time, Morning Meeting, and Teacher-Guided Activities

Group time and morning meeting provides your pre-kindergartner with an opportunity to come together with friends as a community of learners. Your pre-kindergartner will experience learning opportunities which develop essential kindergarten-readiness skills.

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Outdoor Play and Large Motor Development

Jumping, running, climbing, and playing group games will be one of the highlights of your pre-kindergartner’s day as they enjoy our state-of-the-art playground.

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Music and Exercise and Fitness Activities

Your pre-kindergartner will enjoy daily opportunities to sing songs, play with musical instruments, and participate in exercise and fitness activities such as aerobics, dance, sports, and yoga, all designed to build the foundation for a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM)

Your pre-kindergartner’s teacher will provide multisensory experiences in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics, all geared to stimulate the development of critical thinking skills and to encourage creativity and self-expression.

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Language and Literacy Activities

Your pre-kindergartner will engage in meaningful language, literacy, and writing experiences that provide the foundation for reading readiness. Your pre-kindergartner's teacher will support your child's journey on the road to reading and school-readiness.

“I was always impressed with the learning my son brought home on a day-to-day basis at New Horizon Academy. Since he has been in kindergarten, I am blown away at his readiness and educational aptitude. And so much of that readiness has to do with the academic rigor at New Horizon Academy.”

— Daniel R., Parent at New Horizon Academy

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