As children transition into independent learners our program will work with you to make sure they are in the best placement. We use word cards and photos to present new words; introduce high-quality children’s literature to promote a love of reading; encourage your pre-school child to practice writing letters and words; help your child recognize and read his or her own name; and use read-aloud times to practice reading. We encourage the exploration of the physical properties of materials; use daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and support the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, estimating, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions.
Our voluntary prekindergarten or VPK gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school.