Pre-kindergartners can attend QACP two days per week in a dedicated pre-K class, or attend five days per week by joining the 3s-5s class on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Age: In order to enroll in 5-day Pre-K, child must be 4 years old by August 31st
2016-2017 Schedule, 2 day Pre-K: Tuesday and Thursday 12:15-3:15pm
2016-2017 Schedule, 5 day Pre-K: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:45am-2:15pm (joining the 3s-5s) and Tuesday and Thursday 12:15-3:15pm
Teachers: Linda Capps (2 day); Linda Capps and Amy Wathey (5 day)
Parent Educator: Rebecca Hoyt
Daily routine: Circle, Sharing, Lunch, Activity Centers (free play), Music, Large Motor, Story
Children are capable of participating in discussions and decision-making. They are often able to deal with peer confrontations without adult intervention. Their creative play has reached new levels, they are interested in projects that span longer periods of time, and they like sharing new knowledge and skills. Although social development is still our primary goal, there is time spent on more focused pre-academic skill development through patterning, graphing, oral dictation, and group work on letter and sound recognition. As in each preceding class, the art, activity and music levels continue to increase as the children’s interests and abilities develop.
Parent education topics include:
- Age appropriate guidance and discipline,
- Age appropriate expectation and developmental milestones,
- Kindergarten readiness,
- Parent self-care (Being ready to send them off to school),
- Cultural awareness,
- Community resources and involvement