Children learn best through discovery that gives them a natural curiosity and eagerness for learning. Our preschool program is based on the philosophy that children learn best when given the opportunity to experience a variety of organized hands-on activities. By taking a multi-sensory approach to learning, we provide developmentally appropriate experiences that meet the individual needs of each child at their own pace.
We strive to develop the whole child including social, emotional, intellectual and physical development in a nurturing, noncompetitive environment with well-equipped center based classrooms that inspire exploration. Your child will learn interdependence, creativity, self-help and problem solving skills. He/she will also develop school readiness skills that will positively impact later educational experiences and promote a lifelong positive attitude toward learning.
We aided in acheving these goals by using Mother Goose Time Curriculum We have widely researched alot of curriculums and feel this provides the goals that meet all of our children's needs.
TSR Four's and TSR Five's
The Education Station Academy's Pre-k Four's and the Transitional Kindergarten are enhanced Pre-K classes preparing and ensuring that children are prepared for kindergarten. These classrooms are certified as "Texas School Ready" Programs though the UT@Houston grant program.
The choice of curriculum is the Scholastic Big Day for Pre-k used by public schools nation wide to expand skills and independent learning of children transitioning into kindergarten. With learning objectives derived from a cross-analysis of state requirements, this curriculum features a systematic phonemic and phonilogical approach that gives children the skills to become strong readers. Hands-on activities for language arts, science, math, and social studies provide extended opportunities for discovery.
Personal conferences are set up with your child's teacher three times a year after each professional assesment. You will find out how your child is progressing and the plan to further help them succeed.
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|A Typical Pre-k Daily Schedule|
|8:00 - 8:15||Meet and Greet||Children enter room, put up back packs, move there attendance card and go to circle time area.|
|8:15 - 8:45||Circle Time 1||Teacher brings the group together for calendar, discussion of the day’s activities, planning work time and sharing.|
|8:45 - 9:15||Snacks||Children sit at tables and have prepared snack.|
|9:15 - 10:30||Centers/ Small Group||Children choose from activities in the interest areas as teacher is working with children in small groups of reading readiness and or math.|
|10:30 - 11:00||Outside Time||A variety of activities are available after the teacher directed activity.|
|11:00 - 11:30||Circle Time 2||Teacher brings the group together to read a story. After children hear the story, they sit and discuss what was read.|
|11:30 - 12:00||Lunch||Children eat a hot balanced meal and then bathroom and ready for story time|
|12:00 - 12:15||Read Aloud||Children lay on mats as teacher reads a story.|
|12:15 - 2:15||Nap Time||Children lay on cots and nap or rest quietly as they listen to music.|
|2:15 - 2:45||Snacks||Children sit at tables and have prepared snack.|
|2:45 - 3:00||Music/ Fingerplays||Children sing, dance,use music instruments and chant fingerplays.|
|3:00 - 3:30||Outside Time||A variety of activities are available after the teacher directed activity.|
|3:30 - 4:00||Circle Time 3||Teacher brings the group together for calendar,review of the day’s activities, reading readiness activity or math activity.|
|4:00 - 5:00||Centers/ Small Group||Children choose from activities in the interest areas as teacher is working with children in small groups of reading readiness and or math.|
|5:00 - 5:15||Story Time||Teacher Reads to Children|
|5:15 - 5:30||Clean up||Prepare to move to closing room.|
4 and 5 yr olds going to
Kindergarten in the Fall