During this exciting time of pre-kindergarten, children are showing pleasure with the interaction of people and things. They are developing self-help skills and enjoying new experiences. Social communication at this time is very important.
High Reach Learning’s, A Passport Program, supports pre-kindergartener’s growing social needs. It provides a foundation for teachers and children as they participate in activities that set the stage for further investigation and discussion. The information gained from K-W-L charting will make up the combination of topics to discuss, explore, and observe.
What children know,
What children want to know,
What children have learned.
The curriculum focuses on how children know and wonder about things; the K-W-L strategy allows hands-on classroom exploration experiences that meet children’s interests across all developmental domains. Excitement is created by children becoming immersed in the topics.
The Smart Kids’ environment is enhanced to support the varying topics and the immersion experience is kept going by continually updating the K-W-L.
Classroom Environment – Learning Centers
Materials in learning centers are selected and arranged to promote healthy growth and development, pretense and creativity, foster involvement, independence, decision making, and responsibility. Children are involved in experiences and extended opportunities to explore by selecting, using, and engaging the materials offered at each learning center.
The following is a list of centers that may be found in your child’s prekindergarten classroom:
Sand and Water
Art and Creative Center
Science and Sensory Center
Dramatic Play Center
Music and Movement Center
Super Center (center solely supporting topic)
Each center is supported by materials to support areas of a child’s development, enhanced by child’s play, and teacher facilitation.