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The Frogs Classroom Welcomes Ages 4 to 5 years!

Our Pre-K program builds on Preschool learning and strives to advance each child’s skills in essential and core academic areas. The goal of our Pre-K Curriculum is preparation for Kindergarten. The key components of our program include phonetic reading readiness, math skills readiness, developing responsive listening skills, increasing length of attention span, fine and large motor skills development, social and emotional well-being, and health and wellness.
Pre-K learning experiences continue to be driven by the needs of the children, through our Creative Curriculum. Daily small-group instruction will encourage cognitive development and teach your child to recognize and write upper and lower case letters, as well as, learning how to write his or her first and last name. We work towards combining letters/sounds to read words and, visual recognition and writing of common sight words/high frequency words through visual flashcard games and writing activities. Throughout the school year, children will build on their abilities to recognize and write numbers 1-100. Each child gets to spend time with their teacher individually so that we can follow their progress closely and understand their individual needs.
The development of fine motor skills is practiced through writing with a pencil, safe scissor cutting, and drawing and painting independently. Daily outdoor play encourages the development of large motor skills through participation in a variety of movement activities. Our Pre-K Curriculum is rounded out by exposing our students to a wide variety of cultural and artistic experiences.
Your child and his or her classmates will have continuous opportunities to communicate, cooperate, play, and learn with one another. We strive to teach each child a combination of intellectual skills, motivational qualities, and socioemotional skills, and how to properly use them to enhance social and emotional development and to succeed in school. We enjoy helping your child prepare for kindergarten and beyond, with the skills and confidence needed for a lifetime of academic success.

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Why Choose Us?

Tutoring

We do One on One tutoring with each child to provide them with the individual attention and education they deserve.

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Food

We provide a warm and nutritious lunch with milk, a morning and afternoon snack with juice, infant formula and baby food

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At Small Wonders our teachers nurture your child, care for his or her physical needs, maintain a safe environment and involve your child in a healthy developmental curriculum.

All of our staff members are highly trained and skilled teachers dedicated to helping your child reach his or her full potential. We conduct a full pre-hiring assessment to ensure staff quality and highly competent teachers and care staff. We check references and conduct thorough background checks based on state and/or local licensing requirements. This includes fingerprinting and appropriate criminal background checks, as well as verification of educational credentials and references. Candidates who will transport children undergo a thorough driving history check and annual checks.

In addition, all Small Wonders Staff Members:

  •  Are state certified and meet all state child-care requirements
  •  Complete extensive training in our standards and curriculum
  •  Train in-depth on child-care and child-development milestones
  •  Receive ongoing yearly professional development training

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Small Wonders implements the Creative Curriculum for Preschool created by Diane Trister Dodge, Laura J. Colker, and Cate Heroman. The Creative Curriculum philosophy is based on five fundamental beliefs that are strongly supported by theoretical and empirical research:

  • Constructive, purposeful play is the best vehicle for meaningful learning
  • The development of social competence is a key focus of the preschool years
  • Relationships are the foundation for learning
  • Curriculum and assessment must be linked
  • Families are essential partners in children’s learning.

Our teachers continually strive to provide a stimulating and challenging classroom environment that supports guided, constructive play among peers, providing them with the social competence for their school years. Weekly lesson plans are written by the teachers, reviewed by the Director and posted each week on the classroom Parent Boards. We strongly believe that children learn through play and imagination. Along with using the developmental goals from the Creative Curriculum for each age group, we also use the Pennsylvania Learning Standards for Early Childhood to assist in planning and understanding what competencies children should know and master based on their developmental age.

During the academic year, the teachers observe and document each child’s social,emotional, cognitive and physical development creating a portfolio for each child with samples of their work and documentation of their child’s achievements. Twice a year, the teachers complete progress reports for each child which reviews what we have observed in their growth, areas that we will continue to work on and ways that parents can be involved and help at home.

Parent/Teacher Communication is essential to the success of your child and we look forward to partnering with you!

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