Preschool 1 and 2 (3-year olds)
Every strong and sturdy building starts with a solid foundation, the Preschool 1 and 2 classes are ours. We start our day with a fun circle time. This is a time discussing your child’s prior evening, talk about the upcoming day, learn and say the pledges as well as cover concepts such as “today”, “tomorrow” and “yesterday”.
Using our wonderful Scholastic curriculum, we study monthly themes and study weekly on letter knowledge. Within those themes are topic related books, neat crafts, and learning games. In Preschool 1 and 2, a lot of time is spent on letter knowledge, scissor dexterity and writing skills. When leaving our classes, your child should know most of the letters of the alphabet by sight and tracing their name.
You will see a vast improvement in your child’s learning comprehension during their time in these first preschool classes.
Preschool 3 (4-year olds)
With a strong foundation now laid, it is time to enclose our castle. The walls of our structure are made of review, refresh, and refine in the Preschool 3’s class. Our day starts with an exciting circle time where we review letters, shapes, numbers (English and Spanish). The children say the pledges and memorize days of the week and months of the year in both languages. A lot of our is working on social development, using words such as “yes ma’am”, “no ma’am”, please and thank you. The children also work on time management, learning to do things within a certain perimeter of minutes. Also, in this class the children will refine their writing skills eventually writing their first and last mane proficiently.
I know that you are thinking…Do they ever have fun? The answer is a definite YES! We love to sing! Singing is a great part of each day’s activities. We love to dance and be silly, having regular dance competitions with each other. During outside play, we reduce stress by running, jumping, climbing the jungle gym and sliding down the slides.
Fun and learning add the finishing touches to our castle walls.
Prekindergarten 4A and 4B
Our castle is almost complete, we just need to top it off with an elegant roof. In the same way, the Aladdin’s Castle Prekindergarten classes do just that. As our premier “kindergarten like” rooms, your child will learn pre-reading skills, be taught science concepts and begin utilizing basic math skills. We continue to review and refine letter and number knowledge. Our goal is that your child be reading simple sentences and recognize over 100 sight words before going to school.
Children in our classes are encouraged to conduct themselves in a responsible manner, adhering to a nightly schedule of reading and a bi-weekly homework night. We also teach our students to be respectful of other students and staff.
Our children are truly the “cream of the crop” in terms of readiness for the school year ahead as they leave Aladdin’s Castle.