The year before Kindergarten is so important for both academic preparation and social/emotional confidence! During their Pre-K year at First Baptist Daycare, our children will be exposed to all of the different skills they will need to succeed in Kindergarten. Our teachers have taken the precursor skills required for Kindergarten, and creatively integrated them into our philosophy of learning through play.
Frog Street Pre-K is a comprehensive, research-based program that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. The program is engaging for both teachers and children and is easy to implement!
The cornerstones of the program are:
- An extensive integration of theme, disciplines, and domains
- Social and Emotional development includes Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline ®
- Differentiated instruction
- Joyful approach to learning
Your child’s daily schedule will also include time for Learning Centers. These are areas of the classroom where one or more children can participate in different types of activities designed to enrich, review and reinforce the skills being taught. During this time, teachers monitor children’s’ activities and integrate learning through play. Learning centers in each classroom include Reading/Writing, Blocks, Arts/Crafts, Sand/Water Play, Math/Manipulatives, Dramatic Play, Large Motor Activities, and Science/Health. We use Learning Centers for many reasons:
Enhance Creativity: Children have access to a variety of materials in each center from which they can select choices and determine the direction of their play.
Develop Social Skills: Children learn how to communicate and interact by working in small
groups to accomplish a common goal.
Enhance Self-Esteem: Children make choices, experience success at activities they enjoy, and learn to control their environment.
Integrate Learning Experiences: Teachers rotate materials into centers that are relevant to the skills being taught. Children learn by participating in their environment, and can reinforce skills through hands on play in a variety of ways.
Diversity of Skills: Centers allow each child to work and play at their own level of development and to learn at their own pace.
Our caregivers will work with you to encourage and nurture your child’s development. Our program goal is to help each child develop an enthusiasm for learning, respect for others, independence in self-help skills and a positive, confident sense of self-esteem that will help them to succeed as future learners.