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Our approach to Preschool education
(3 to 5 years old)

Preschoolers  are growing up—potty trained and ready to conquer the world! At this stage, they absorb all of the information around them and are eager to master the new skills they acquire. That’s why we equip our Preschooler's classrooms with challenging equipment and toys to help satisfy the children’s appetite for knowledge.

Our Preschools are broken up into three completely separate classes according to chronological age and developmental stage.  We do this to provide an environment where children can be independent and exercise a variety of personal, social, and emotional skills with children at similar stages of development.

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What our curriculum for Preschool includes

    Our Preschool curriculum is specifically developed for our three- to five-year-old little learners and provides a solid foundation for literacy, foundational language, numeracy, writing, and social-emotional skills through the introduction of additional proprietary programs.

    PRESCHOOLERS WILL EXPERIENCE:

  • Continuation of sign language with Gibby Gibbon®
  • Continued exploration of manners and etiquette with Penny Polite®
  • Circle time to foster communication skills and social-emotional development
  • Knowledge of letters, sounds, and early literacy skills through our Phonics with Phoebe®
  • Journals used to introduce letter formation
  • L.E.A.P.® workbooks and integration of technology such as L.E.A.P. Interactive® boards and classroom devices* to refine motor skills, and hone 21st century skills
  • Physical fitness and gross motor activities with Flexi Flamingo (R) including outdoor time to encourage movement and play with peers
  • Teacher facilitated exploration in learning areas such as dramatic play, art and sensory, math and manipulatives, etc.
  • Exposure to foreign languages and cultures through our L.E.A.P. into Spanish® or L.E.A.P. into Mandarin program with Tito Toro® and Ping Panda®
  • Participation in real-world philanthropic events through our Philanthropy program with Grace and Charity
  • *iPads are available in our Preschool classrooms as appropriate for milestone development. Children will interact with the iPads on a limited basis with adult monitoring to explore digital concepts.

Our Preschool curriculum

Fun With Phonics®

At this stage, the Fun with Phonics program builds on the phonemic awareness of the early stages and immerses the Preschoolers in even greater activities. Knowing that each child is an individual, with their own abilities and ways of learning, our Phonics program caters to all learning styles.

Our phonics program teaches Preschoolers the connection between letters and sounds through poems, rhymes and songs. Our goal is to meet the children where they are by giving them a variety of tools to expand their knowledge. By the end of their Preschool 3 year, children will be fully ready for a Kindergarten class and be prepared to tackle reading as well as language arts.

Sign Language

As our little learners build on their skills in Sign Language, they’re learning to sign and communicate their needs and daily interactions.

At the beginning of every month, the monthly sign is printed on the calendar and sent home with families to extend the lesson and to continue practicing at home. Parents are also kept abreast of the monthly sign with a QR code, taking them directly to a live action video of Gibby Gibbon modeling the monthly sign.

Technology and L.E.A.P.® Interactive

We see technology as necessary knowledge for the modern world. That’s why our Technology and L.E.A.P. Interactive® early childhood education programs introduce our children to our proprietary L.E.A.P. Interactive board, as well as L.E.A.P. Interactive workbooks, giving them hands-on learning through cutting edge technology. Using digital tools, they apply learned concepts such as tracing, tapping and dragging, or circling to focus attention on lessons.

L.E.A.P. Interactive® offers a variety of additional applications to engage the children. They include a variety of STEM options featuring a clock for telling time, number games that can be used to practice counting, number recognition, math problems and more, there is even a habitat app that allows children to explore where different animals live. Other apps offer the opportunity to get musically creative while making music with either a piano or virtual drums.

Foreign Languages

We believe exposure to other cultures is an important part of a child’s early development—so we offer our centers a choice of a Spanish or Mandarin program, to immerse Preschoolers in learning a foreign language.

Our proprietary foreign language characters help establish a connection between the language and its country’s culture. Tito Toro, our Spanish bull mascot, teaches basic Spanish words and how to explore Spain and its culture—like food, music, traditions and vocabulary. Ping Panda introduces the children to Mandarin, to the Chinese culture and its traditions.

Manners and Philanthropy

As our philanthropic characters, Grace Greyhound and Charity Chihuahua say, “It doesn’t matter how big or small you are, it’s the size of your heart that matters.” Our manners and philanthropy programs work together to build a foundation of kindness and good behavior in order to foster the desire to help and do good in our communities.

To build on those early manners, Preschoolers are introduced to our philanthropy curriculum and learn the importance of donating to causes, helping raise funds for charity, behaving in public spaces and showing kindness and compassion to their peers, and the meaning of gratitude. Our goal is to form kind-hearted individuals who add value to their community and make a difference in the world as they grow up.

Physical Fitness Programs

The Learning Experience® makes physical fitness an important part of education, teaching our children healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Starting at the Toddler age, children are learning to move their bodies, as well as to keep their bodies and minds healthy by starting to identify healthy choices.

In addition to those foundational lessons, Preschoolers will also engage in more advanced stages and learning to take ownership of their health—by tracking their own heart rate before and after exercise in order to understand the importance of cardiovascular health and learning to sort between healthy and unhealthy foods.

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Our programs for Preschoolers

6:30–8:00 Early Arrival Program

8:00–9:00 Greeting the Children/Parent Communication/
Free-Choice Centers

Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor Skills, Computers, Science; Child-Initiated Activities

9:00-9:15 Snack Time

Nutritious snack will be served; Manners Matter, Potty Time, Etc.

9:15-9:30 Circle Time

Attendance, Weather, Calendar, Sign Language, Daily Preview of Activities

9:30-10:00 Playground Time

Gross Motor Skills: Coordination, Balance, Tossing Balls, Etc.; Child-Initiated Activities

10:00-10:45 Free Choice Centers

Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor Skills, Computers, Science, Child-Initiated Activities

Art & Sensory

Creative Activities to Enhance Emotional Development; Finger Painting, Pasting, Sand and Water Table, Clay, Crayons, Water Colors, Etc. (Other Teacher-Directed Activities, e.g, L.E.A.P.® books, Journals, L.E.A.P.® into Foreign Languages, Fun with Phonics®, Etc.

10:45-11:00 L.E.A.P.® Books, Fun with Phonics® and Journals

In Small Groups of 4-5 Students, Teacher-Initiated Activities

11:00–11:30 L.E.A.P.® Interactive

Hands-On Technology with Interactive Board, Interactive Theme Based Lessons, Real-Time Videos, Workbook Connections

11:30-12:00 Make Believe Boulevard®

Child Initiated Activities

12:00-2:30 Lunch/Rest Time/Quiet Activities

2:30-2:45 Wake Up/Mat Clean Up/ Toileting/Hand Washing

2:45-3:00 Snack Time

Nutritious snack will be served; Manners Matter, Etc.

3:00-3:30 Playground Time

Gross Motor Skills: Coordination, Balance, Tossing Balls, Etc.; Child-Initiated Activities

3:30-4:00 Philanthropy with Grace the Greyhound® and Charity Chihuahua®

2-3 Days a Week; Other Days Will Be Child-Initiated Activities

4:00-4:15 Circle Time

Review of the Day’s Activities

4:15-4:30 Music

Rhythmic Movement, Singing, Listening, Dancing, Social Interaction

Physical Fitness with Flexi Flamingo®

Children Will Engage in Physical Exercise and Routine, and Discuss Healthy Bodies and Nutrition

4:30-4:45 L.E.A.P.® into Foreign Languages

4:45-5:30 Free-Choice Centers

Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor Skills, Computers, Science, Child-Initiated Activities

5:30-6:30 Fine Motor Skills, Parent Pick-Up

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Our year-end Preschool milestones

Every day will be a fun new adventure at The Learning Experience® for your little one, and while our lessons and curriculum prepare them to meet important goals, we want to ensure they are developing at the right pace.

A snapshot of several of the many milestones your Preschooler should reach this year:

  • Consistently follow simple, two-step directions and begin to follow more complex directions
  • Demonstrate large muscle movements such as hopping, kicking a ball, and moving forward and backward with agility
  • Respond to questions asked by teachers and other trusted adults using five- to six-word phrases and begin to use complete sentences
  • Understand the concept of counting and identify numbers
  • Print letters and numbers
  • Independently complete self-help tasks such as zipping, lacing, buttoning

Enrichment Programs for Preschool

Our enrichment programs are an extension of the curriculum, providing in-depth, hands-on learning experiences to our little learners enabling them to develop mastery in a fun and engaging manner. At no additional cost, our enrichment curriculum provides a home-to-school connection for all children with specifically chosen kits to take home following each session, allowing the continuation of the child’s passion outside of the classroom.

Little Musicians

Our Little Musicians Enrichment Program provides age-appropriate kits for our little learners to use to explore instruments, beats, and songs. They will use their creative expression, interact with their peers, and ultimately build confidence as they learn emotional regulation and strengthen their cognitive language abilities. Parents will have the opportunity to join in a family showcase at the end of the program to support home learning.

Little Engineers

Our Little Engineers enrichment program provides age-appropriate kits for our little learners to use to participate in problem-solving activities that encourage creativity, perseverance, and real-life application skills. Children will work through challenges and tasks individually, in pairs, or as a team, leading to the strengthening of relationships and social-emotional regulation. Parents will have the opportunity to join in a family showcase at the end of the program to support home learning.

Little Athletes

Our Little Athletes Enrichment Program provides age-appropriate kits for our little learners to use to engage in the foundational concepts of sports. Children will increase their gross and fine motor skills by learning to throw, catch, kick, balance, and much more. Our Little Athletes Enrichment Program for kindergarteners includes learning the fundamentals of basketball and soccer.

Preschool kit:
Little Athletes

The Preschool enrichment kit is specifically designed to meet age-appropriate developmental milestones, supporting the development of their gross and fine motor skills of each child. This enables children to engage in learning to throw, catch, kick, balance, and much more. All these items go home at the end of the 12-week program continuing their learning!

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