• class size
  • 18-22 CHILDREN
  • age group
  • 4-5 YEARS

FRIENDLY

Positive attitudes and guidance is always used here at our school.

QUALIFIED

Our staff is comprised of highly skilled early education teachers.

EXPERIENCED

Each teacher is hand selected for their experience, dedication and influence.

PLAY AREAS

A variety of skills and coordination will be exposed in both our indoor and outdoor areas.

EDUCATION

Monthly newsletters will inform you of our upcoming concepts and activities.

LEARNING

We strive to provide a solid foundation for growth and learning in the early years.

  • Language Arts
  • Demonstrates top to bottom, left to right progression
  • Distinguishes letters from words and words from sentences
  • Identifies uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Demonstrates knowledge of beginning sounds
  • Orally tells what sound is heard at the beginning and ending of words
  • Rhymes
  • Makes predictions
  • Demonstrates comprehension of stories by orally retelling or acting out the story
  • Identifies characters, setting, and main idea of a story
  • Prints name
  • Prints alphabet letters
  • Uses writing (letters, pictures, and words) to express own meaning
  • Writes from left to right
  • Orally state the names of the days of the week and months of the year
  • Identifies the eight basic colors
  • Understands and follows one and two step spoken directions
  • Demonstrates 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Sorts and classifies objects by position, shape, size, color, number of corners, etc.
  • Identifies, copies, extends, and creates patterns
  • Can count to 100 by 1’s
  • Identifies the five basic shapes (circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle)
  • Draws the five basic shapes
  • Identifies numerals (0-10)
  • Labels sets (0-10) with correct numeral
  • Compares sets of objects and uses the terms equal, more than, or less than correctly
  • Can count backwards from 10
  • Identifies coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
  • Joins and separates sets of objects
  • Identifies half versus whole
  • Divides sets of objects into equal groups
  • Measures length with a variety of non-standard measurements
  • Compares measurements and uses the terms shorter, longer, taller, heavier, warmer, cooler, holds more, etc.
    correctly
  • Uses positional words to explain location (left, right, on, off, inside, between, above, below, etc.)
  • Holds pencils and scissors correctly
  • Cuts on lines
  • Outlines and colors neatly within the lines
  • Hops on both feet together
  • Hops on one foot (left and right)
  • Marches
  • Gallops
  • Skips
  • Recites address from memory
  • Recites telephone number from memory
  • Recites birth date (including year)
  • Demonstrates the ability to put on and fasten outer clothing (unassisted)
  • Puts forth best efforts in work
  • Takes care of school materials
  • Uses self-control to follow school rules
  • Works independently
  • Completes work in a reasonable amount of time
  • Follows directions
  • Listens attentively to others
  • Stays on task
  • Willingly participates in activities
  • Works well with others

Pre-Kindergarten students are introduced to many science and social studies topics as well but are not expected to have mastered these areas. Some sample topics are shown below.

  • Natural Sciences: animals, plants, weather, space, earth science
  • Physical Sciences: magnets, float and sink, etc.
  • Health and Safety: teeth, body parts, nutrition and food groups, five senses, fire safety, etc.
  • Home: Self/ Family/ Friends
  • Community: community helpers
  • History: Holidays such as Thanksgiving, President’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, etc.
  • Government: respecting rules and rights of others

CLASS OVERVIEW

Our pre-k program is designed around kindergarten readiness. Using both group and independent learning activities the children prefect the skills needed to succeed in their future education outside of Hilltop Preschool. These children are encouraged to explore their environment, ask questions and work cooperatively with others in their environment. Independence and problem solving are highly encouraged in this age group.

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