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Preschool + PreK

PRESCHOOL | THE EXPLORERS
(ages 3-4 years) - 8 students per class

This warm, nurturing classroom environment encourages collaboration and individual growth. In a playful space, filled with fun and friendship, children get a jumpstart on the essential readiness skills to begin their academic career in kindergarten:

  • Building independence

  • Collaboration and communication skills

  • Hands-on learning

PRE-KINDERGARTEN | THE ADVENTURERS
(ages 4 - 5 yrs) - 8 students per class

The next level of the journey helps children master the necessary skills for kindergarten success. A center-based early childhood education environment encourages learning that is social, interactive—and fun! This is where children make advancements in:

  • Problem-solving

  • Implementing language in learning

  • Collaborative social skills

Curriculum 

Children are guided to explore, interact, and exercise their creative imagination through purposeful play. Well-prepared teachers support and extend each child’s learning based on their developmental levels, so children enter school ready and eager to learn. Our program is precisely designed to address your child's cognitive development, pre-reading and numeracy skills, language acquisition, and school readiness. Each classroom strengthens children's social, emotional, and spiritual development supported by reinforcing that God made them and gave them great gifts.

Adult-Child Interaction
Teachers act as partners, working alongside children and communicating with them both verbally and nonverbally to encourage learning. Key strategies for adult-child interactions are sharing control with children, communicating as a partner with children, scaffolding children’s play, using encouragement instead of praise, and taking a problem-solving approach to supporting children in resolving conflicts.

Learning Environment
To create a predictable and active learning environment, teachers arrange and equip the classroom with diverse, open-ended materials that reflect children’s home, culture, and language. The room is organized and labeled to promote independence and encourage children to carry out their intentions.

Daily Routine
A consistent framework for the day provides a balanced variety of experiences and learning opportunities. Children engage in both individual and social play, participate in small- and large-group activities, assist with cleanup, socialize during meals, develop self-care skills, and exercise their small and large muscles. The most important segment of the daily routine is the plan-do-review sequence, in which children make decisions about what they will do, carry out their ideas, and reflect upon their activities with adults and other children. These higher-level thinking skills are linked to the development of executive functions, which are needed to be successful in school and life.

Assessment
Ongoing child assessment is also an underlying component of the Horizons Curriculum. Objective anecdotal observations of children collected throughout children’s natural play allow teachers to assess child progress and plan meaningful learning experiences.

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Communication

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LANGUAGE IMMERSION

Spanish is taught in each classroom: 
Fluency in Spanish opens doors to an entire world for your child, offering opportunities that would have been otherwise unavailable. The bilingual child has a deeper understanding of the potential of her own mind, a social and emotional head start, and a stronger foundation in executive functioning skills.

 

We Prioritize

Inclusive Learning

We accommodate a wide range of special and individualized needs in our programs. We offer inclusive programs that focus on each child’s strengths and support a collaborative team approach with the teacher, director, specialists, and families.

 

The team will work closely together to maximize your child’s opportunities for learning, growth, and development, and minimize any barriers or safety issues that a group program may present.

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