Our motto in Junior Leaders is Start Early, Finish Ready! and our goal is to give our Pre-K children the best start to their academic education as we can. Our Pre-K program embraces classroom learning experiences using hands-on learning and teachable moments. There is ongoing focus on building character skills and independence. Each child has an individualized lesson plan in mathematics and literacy to help them achieve attainable goals in each area of learning at their own pace. Our 4K teachers, who have Bachelors Degrees in Education, strive to create a classroom community where the children’s interests and abilities influence the planning of the classroom activities giving the children an active role in their learning.
In an effort to prepare children for 5K in the school district we have developed our full day program to mirror a kindergarten schedule including morning and afternoon learning, snack and lunch times, recess and a short rest period to better prepare them for the transition from preschool to kindergarten. Our Pre-K is open to children who are 4 years old on or before September 1 of the current school year and runs from September to June.