Getting Ready for the Next Big Step
It’s true that Kindergarten is a big step for every child — and if your child has been at The Children’s Courtyard, they have been preparing for it longer than they know. But even if your child is enrolling for the first time, our teachers’ number one priority in Pre-K is making sure your child has the skills to excel in kindergarten and beyond.
Our teachers understand that the attitude children develop about school will follow them all through their academic years. That’s why we partnered with renowned curriculum expert Pam Schiller, Ph.D. to develop the Frog Street Pre-K program. It’s based on current Texas Pre-K guidelines and supported by an impressive body of research on how young children develop early literacy and pre-reading skills. It’s already helping thousands of preschoolers develop the skills they need to be successful in Kindergarten. And doing so in an environment where every child feels safe and loved.
Frog Street Pre-K will teach your child:
- Social skills
- Physical skills
- Emotional skills
- Cognitive skills
- Language skills
Frog Street Pre-K’s approach to learning is fun-filled and hands-on. Fanny Frog, an endearing puppet friend, will be your child’s loving and joyful guide to learning:
- The Alphabet
- Social Studies
Frog Street Pre-K also develops all the skills necessary for long-term educational success: self-confidence, curiosity, self-control, and more.
But it’s how these skills are taught that sets Frog Street Pre-K apart. Skills are taught through music, activities, games, make-believe and hands-on materials. Each day at Frog Street Pre-K starts with the Greeting Circle. Children sing, learn calming and stress-relieving techniques and get a chance to connect with their classmates.
The Greeting Circle is followed each day by a Moving and Learning activity, where important skills are taught through singing, dancing and games.
Language and literacy are taught daily through the use of engaging themes as well as listening and participation activities that promote:
- The ability to hear and reproduce sounds
- Written expression
Lessons are short, focused on simple topics and emphasize hands-on activities. Each lesson builds upon the previous lesson. Complexity is added a bit at a time. This time-tested instructional strategy enables even Pre-K students to master difficult skills and concepts.