Pre-Kindergarten Program

*WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2012*


WELCOME TO THE GA EARLY LEARNING CENTER 

PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM


The ELC Pre-Kindergarten Classroom is taught by a Certified elementary education teacher with a ZA (early childhood) endorsement. Our Pre-kindergarten program is an early childhood education program that incorporates play and hands on learning throughout the curriculum.  The program is for children that are approximately 3 ½ yrs old up to 5 years (i.e. those that turn five after December 31st).  One of the primary goals is to help develop habits, attitudes, and skills that provide readiness for school.   The curriculum is designed to introduce the children to kindergarten expectations using developmentally appropriate methods.   We understand that all children learn at different paces and the children will work in developmental learning groups for part of the day on a daily basis.  The children and their families are active participants in the learning process with the teachers functioning as a facilitator, resource and guide through the learning process.


Developmentally Appropriate Practice is central to our classroom curriculum.  The teachers in the Pre-Kindergarten room take into account how children learn, what is expected in relation to learning outcomes and experiences and use this to make sure activities, lessons and experiences are developmentally appropriate for the children. Hands on active learning is applied to daily learning activities.  The children are given opportunities to explore learning through play, the natural world, through cooking, collaboration, experimentation and/or investigation on a weekly basis.  They are given a variety of mediums to express themselves and demonstrate their learning and understanding through art, writing, sign language, presentations, peer to peer teaching opportunities and more.  Activities support the development of and Assessments are centered around the following domains of development: cognitive, social emotional, language, literacy and physical.


Ongoing assessment helps monitor the growth and the development of each child through out the year.  Parent /teacher conferences are done at least twice a year to update the families on their child’s progress and parents also receive emails and/or newsletters about what goes on in the classroom on a weekly basis.


We also deeply value the role the parent in their child’s education and view them as partners in the educational process.  We invite parents to get involved in their child’s classroom and be apart of the exciting experiences your child will have.  For more information and volunteer guidelines please see our Family Handbook.


Entrance Requirements:

At least 3 ½ years old and potty trained


Uniform Requirements:

None.



Contact us: jjondy@gaflint.org or

via phone 810-250-7557 ext 212



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