Your Preschool/Pre-K child will be introduced to S.T.E.M subjects including the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Dedicated lessons will give your child the opportunity to question and build a foundation in Math, English, and Technology as they begin their journey to academic excellence. Various Physical Activities will round out your child's day and build self-confidence.
Preschool focuses primarily on the emergence of letter and number recognition with regards to writing skills as well. We evaluate our students in the beginning of the year and set small milestones to allow each child to gain confidence while learning. Creative expression in science and art are cultivated in small group activities; this allows each child to begin to express what their thoughts with guided questions from our teachers.
Social and emotional development is crucial in the Preschool and Pre-K setting. Our class utilizes center bases activities such as puzzles, games, building blocks, legos and dramatic play as a way to encourage, engage and teach our children how to interact with one another.
Music, movement physical activities, and play are essential parts of the way we teach and engage the children throughout the day. From our morning circle time meeting, to our projects, and our favorite books, the children are extremely active and happy throughout the day!
At the end of the school year at STEM, our goal is to increase/improve letter recognition, number recognition from 1-20, emergent/beginning writing skills, have a great base of social skills for the classroom, and have confidence in being creative in science, art and music.
In our Pre-k Program/ Pre School New Jersey, our students experience project-based learning through various science experiments with real world exploration. With this along with art projects, our children actively learn, comprehend, and then express themselves as to what they have learned. When you leave pre-k, your child will be able to read sight words and correctly place them in sentences. They will know how to write their first and last names using upper and lower-case letters. Lastly, but just as important, they will be able to do simple math problems and write their numbers from 1-20 n word and numerical forms. Kindergarten will be excited to have them the following September!