Fun, entertaining and educationally sound instructional methods of teaching literacy.
From day one of Nursery School and throughout Pre-Kindergarten we work daily on building up strong fine motor skills through many different activities. Like all muscles in the body, hand muscles need to be built up. By building up hand muscles, students entering kindergarten will be able to withstand the longer writing process that is required of them as they won’t fatigue as easily. In Pre-Kindergarten you will see a couple worksheets coming home, however, we do not believe in overuse of dittos and worksheets. Younger children become bewildered by such an abstract instruction. Our many manipulatives, games, songs, finger plays, etc. teach students how to recognize, write and learn letter sounds in a fun, hands on way. Our program, ‘Handwriting Without Tears’, provides a fun and encouraging environment were children will learn to write (and read) easily and naturally.
Additionally, our pre-kindergarten and advanced pre-kindergarten classes utilize 'Wilson Fundations', a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program, and 'Reading A-Z', a reading program with thousands of high quality resources with a range of instruction levels that help students become proficient readers. Students will enter Kindergarten with a much more solid foundation for the basic skills.