Kaleidoscope Preschool understands that 90% of a child's brain development occurs by the age of 5 . Preschool aged children are curious and need opportunities to explore, create, build, experiment, socialize and learn about our world and their place in a safe and engaging environment.
At Kaleidoscope we get to know your child, how they learn, what they want to learn about and how to meet their individual needs. We understand how much children learn through play and socializing with their peers and that children learn best by doing – by sharing ideas and experiences with others, learning cause and effect with hands-on explorations and seeking out answers based on what interests them. We provide nurturing and creative programs for children to satisfy their curiosity and grow academically, physically, artistically and socially.
Our Preschool Program is for 3-year old children. Preschoolers learn what it means to be a part of a classroom community that respects and supports one another. Students build responsibility and self-help skills with classroom jobs and character education lessons. We explore a different theme each month with play-based centers and experiences that incorporate art, music, math, science and social studies to gain knowledge of core concepts. Letter names and their associated sounds are introduced, and a love of reading is supported to build pre-literacy skills. A variety of activities that build fine motor skills are used to support pre-writing abilities and proper pencil grip is practiced and children learn to write their first names when we are ready. Social skills are developed as we learn to cooperate, share and learn from one another as we form friendships.
The KinderPrep Program is for 4-year old children preparing for kindergarten. Structured and unstructured play are essential components of all of our programs. In KinderPrep students build and expand on what they have learned academically and socially from their previous preschool experiences. Children continue to learn the importance of practicing respect, empathy and kindness. Knowledge of letter sounds is explored to build phonemic awareness and sight words are introduced. Children practice proper letter formation writing all the letters of the alphabet and continue to strengthen fine motor skills and practice writing their first and last names with upper and lowercase letters. Math, science and social studies themes are explored with hands-on activities that make learning interesting and fun. Social skills continue to be modeled, practiced and reinforced as we work together in small groups and strengthen coping and problem-solving skills.
We look forward to being part of your child’s learning adventure.
“At Kaleidoscope Preschool we take play seriously.”