Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Pre-Kindergarten at AGA is a busy room. Teaching practices include, but are not limited to, hands on experiments, practice worksheets, thematic units, and working with manipulatives. Children are also immersed in gymnastics for an hour and a half after lunch each day. Below is a brief description of our Language Arts and Arithmetic studies.
Students are exposed to the English language, both orally and in print. We work with the alphabet, both upper and lower case. Letter/sound correspondence is taught not only for the basic alphabet but for combinations as well. Rhymes, prediction skills, beginning and ending consonant sounds, word families and sight words are explored. Students begin to put their thoughts down on paper using both drawings and words.
Thematic units of study are very popular with students. During work on these units, we try to integrate Science, Geography, Social Studies and Arithmetic as much as possible. By doing so, students are able to see first hand how their learning in one area impacts other areas of study. Examples of units include penguins, farms, weather, bears, nutrition, etc. During thematic units, we touch on Science, Geography, Social Studies and Math.
Numbers naturally play a large part of our Arithmetic studies. Students not only learn to recognize and write numbers, but to recognize what numbers mean in terms of concrete items. We also explore other math areas such as measuring, telling time, coin recognition, and skip counting.
We are open at 7:30 a.m. for drop-off. School starts at 9:00 a.m. and is finished at 4:00 p.m. Children need to be picked up by 6:00 p.m.