"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
The Learning Place Preschool is a Christian program based on a balanced sequential curriculum divided into five levels:
At each level new concepts are introduced and built upon existing skills. Children are placed in classes appropriate with their chronological age and development. All levels will include language, numbers, stories, music, science, creative play, art, playground fun, and special units. The Learning Place integrates a Christian preschool curriculum with the academic program. In all of our classes the emphasis is on individual learning in a relaxed, enjoyable small group.
The Nursery and Junior Classes are designed to reinforce socio-emotional development and gross motor coordination. Learning to interact with peers is an important part of this class, and noncompetitive group activities are introduced. Children will participate in action songs and stories, beanbag games, and marching with rhythm instruments. They are introduced to letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and nursery rhymes. Activities will include painting, pasting, play-doh, coloring, water play, singing, and stories.
Intermediate (3 Years Old By August 15th)
The Intermediate Class will present students with additional cognitive skills and encourage their natural imaginations. Puppets, finger plays, stories, and dress up games are part of the creative play. Manipulative skills are improved with sorting activities, cutting with scissors, coloring, and many art projects. We encourage the development of self-help skills and socialization with peers. Children will learn the letters of the alphabet, number concepts, safety information, songs, and prewriting skills, as well as many special units.
Pre-Kindergarten (4 Years Old By August 15th)
The Pre-Kindergarten Class encourages the enrichment of the many concepts and skills our younger students are working to develop. Pre-Kindergarten classes are designed to prepare our four-year old students for Kindergarten. Students work together in cooperative projects, including science activities and songs. Through many different thematic units, Pre-Kindergarten students are offered activities that improve their fine and gross motor abilities, listening and memory skills, and knowledge of patterning, sequencing, and number concepts.
Advanced Pre-Kindergarten (5 Years Old By August 15th)
The Advanced Pre-Kindergarten Class is designed to address the needs of those children who would benefit from an additional year of Pre-Kindergarten and are not yet ready for the social and emotional demands of an all day, every day Kindergarten program. This class will challenge students intellectually while accommodating their attention span and development level. Although skills and concepts will be reviewed to assure their mastery, new units and activities will be offered to build upon Pre-Kindergarten work and challenge growing interests. The Advanced Pre-Kindergarten class will present additional work in phonics, reading, writing skills, math concepts, science, social studies, music, and art. As with all our classes, the emphasis is on individual learning in a relaxed, enjoyable, small group.