Early Preschool Program
Prepare for Preschool
Everbrook Academy’s exclusive early education curriculum for this program, Learn as We Grow™, is based on developmental indicators and is specifically designed for 30- to 42-month-old children, as they prepare for Preschool. Children build their skills across 10 developmental areas:
- Physical Development and Health: Children develop the ability to follow directions, complete tasks with little supervision, and participate actively in group games.
- Language: Children develop the ability to respond appropriately to questions about books, and repeat different words/sentences to get another person to respond.
- Approaches to Learning: Children develop the ability to find solutions to simple problems.
- Social-Emotional Development: Children develop the ability to use emotional words (such as “I’m mad”) to get needs met, follow established rules and routines in the classroom, and play well with others.
- Creative Arts: Children develop the ability to use materials, such as pencils, paints, play dough, and musical instruments, in different and varied ways.
- Literacy: Children develop the ability to ask adults to read printed information, draw figures and shapes to convey meaning, and use picture and verbal cues.
- Logic and Reasoning: Children develop the ability to sort and solve simple puzzles.
- Math: Children develop the ability to identify numerals and alternating patterns.
- Nature and Science: Children develop the ability to classify objects into living and non-living categories, provide explanations for why an event/outcome occurred, and demonstrate some persistence and creativity in solving a problem.
- Social Studies: Children develop the ability to use terms related to location, direction, and distance, as well as to use the language of time (day, night, yesterday, today, tomorrow).
These early learners benefit from STEAM-focused enhancements in their classroom, such as:
- Engineering station with a variety of blocks, gears, puzzles, and magnetic connectors
- Art materials integrated throughout the room to support 21st century learning skills
- Hands-on science station with sensory tubes, light table, color mixing lenses, water works
Children also learn to work with others, develop self-help skills, and follow directions and routines. Visual “Children’s Tools” enable them to take charge of actions and behaviors, gain independence, and to be successful, confident, and empowered. These tools include:
- Picture Schedule: Children learn to follow routines and schedules while beginning to understand the different parts of the day.
- “I Can” Posters: Clear, step-by-step picture directions guide hand washing, using the bathroom, and more, encouraging children to do more for themselves and be confident.
- Class Expectations Signs: Expectations for classroom behaviors are illustrated, focusing children on ways to be safe, kind, and responsible, while also having fun.
This program acts as a supportive bridge to Preschool, easing a child’s transition to a more structured environment and consistent routines.
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