In a typical day in the preparatory student’s life, children will enjoy table-top manipulatives, puzzles, blocks and a morning visit to “Circle Time,” where teachers and students practice conversation and listening, rhymes and rhythms and short stories. Throughout a fun-filled, active day children will work on building academic skills with plenty of opportunities for dramatic play, outdoor play, quiet time, lunch and snacks. Working in groups children are encourage to explore and discover, work together and celebrate each day’s achievements.
18 mos. to 3 yrs. old
Children’s University’s Preschool Program for children 18 months through 3 years old is a safe, happy environment designed to make learning fun and build confidence. Our specialized early learning curriculum uses rhymes, stories, and hands-on activities to encourage the first steps toward building the foundation skills for English, math and science.
The teacher-student ratio for 18 months can be as low as 1:9, 2 years old can be as low as 1:10 and to 3 years old can be as low as 1:12. Children’s University uses creative learning techniques, such as music, to help memorize colors and shapes. Our Nature School program taps into their natural interest in science and nature, allowing children to explore the world around them. Other learning activities center on familiar processes: cooking, animal care and dental care. We also introduce life skills such as computer keyboard recognition and beginning Spanish (at age 3).
4 yrs. old
Children’s University’s Pre-Kindergarten Program students are active and keenly interested in learning everything about themselves, their classmates, and the world around them. As they prepare for an smooth transition to Kindergarten, they reach out to begin forming an understanding of language & reading, mathematics, music and arts & sciences. They learn “how to learn” in a fun-filled classroom, and become proficient in the basic social skills needed for elementary school: sharing, taking turns, asking questions, following directions and cooperating with others.
The teacher-student ratio for 4 years old can be as low as 1:14. Students gain the social skills needed for elementary school by learning to share, taking turns, asking questions, following directions, and cooperating with others. Our rich Pre-Kindergarten curriculum also includes an introduction to computer software, Spanish, simple machines, earth and natural science, kitchen chemistry, art appreciation, rhythm instruments, meteorology, and motor development through dance and games.