At The Village Learning Center in Pennington, NJ, our prekindergarten/preschool program is shaped by the Creative Curriculum®, which sets clear objectives in every classroom of our prekindergarten/preschool. Parents can trust the program to address all aspects of child development.
Our prekindergarten/preschool children are encouraged to interact with peers, adults and materials within the framework of a planned environment. To encourage development and learning in our preschoolers, we believe that teachers should use a variety of overlapping teaching strategies. Our program aims to address the cognitive, social, physical and emotional aspects of development.
Prekindergarten/Preschool activities include: blocks, math manipulatives, art, library, science, role-play, computers, large motor skills, music and movement and cooking. Large motor and social skills are encouraged outdoors on our four playgrounds and in our gym. Reading is promoted with weekly trips to the library. Adults also read to children daily and encourage active involvement by discussing the stories and relating them to other activities in the classroom.
Our Prekindergarten/Preschool Program Encourages:
- A Better Understanding of the Immediate World
- A Positive Attitude
- Beginning Reading Skills
- Beginning Writing Skills
- Cooperative Social Behavior
- Fine and Gross Motor Skills
- Learning and Problem-Solving Skills
- Learning with All of the Senses
- Logical Thinking Skills
- Skills In Make-Believe Play
- Verbal Communication
We carefully organize our prekindergarten/preschool classrooms into focus areas: Language and Literacy,Fine Motor, Art, Music and Movement, Blocks,Dramatic Play, Nature/Science, Math, Acceptance of Diversity, Appropriate use of Technology. Gross Motor and social skills – either outdoor on one of our four playgrounds or in our gym.
Parents are welcomed into the classroom, and teachers consult with them about their child’s needs and progress. Parents receive a Monthly Calendar of activities and a Weekly Update to learn what is happening in the prekindergarten/preschool child(rens)’s classroom, as well as throughout the learning center.