Pre-Kindergarten (4-5)

Iliff Preschool, Kindergarten, and School-Age Summer Camp Pre-K program in-depth curriculum and highly qualified and trained staff’s goal is to develop the whole child through enriching experiences to enhance children’s intellectual , social, emotional, and physical development.  The curriculum is augmented with:

  • S.T.E.A.M (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math)
  • Spanish
  • Yoga/meditation
  • Creative Movement
  • Music Activities

Our goal for Pre-K Children is to develop a positive self-identity, be respective of others, learn to express themselves, be inquisitive, imaginative, creative and responsible.

 

“THINK LEFT AND THINK RIGHT AND THINK LOW AND THINK HIGH. OH. THE THINGS YOU CAN THINK UP IF YOU ONLY TRY.”

-Dr. Seuss

Our Curriculum:

A thorough but flexible curriculum helps the PRE-KINDERGARTEN teachers organize daily learning activities.  While no one curriculum has been identified as best, our program is built around curricula with specific goals that integrate learning across all aspects of a child’s development: cognitive, physical, social, and emotional.  We provide a variety of daily opportunities for children to make choices in the following learning centers:  language and reasoning, science, math, block play, dramatic, art, music and interactive media.  Each day, children have the occasion to participate in whole class activities, small groups, and individual interactions with the teacher.  In this way, a strong curriculum provides opportunities for each child to reinforce their individual strengths and enables teachers to meet the realities of diverse languages and cultural groups.

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Throughout the year, the pre-kindergarteners are introduced to phonemes-the individual and separable sound units in words. At times, the children will meet the Letter People, a comprehensive, thematically organized program which aligns to national and state standards.  Phonemic awareness is achieved through play and games as the children sing songs, hear and tell stories, read trade books, do finger plays and invent and repeat poetry and rhymes. Printing is introduced through Handwriting without Tears which uses playing, singing, and building letters to develop the important skills children need to print words and later; sentences, and paragraphs. Math concepts include counting, shapes, patterns, calendar, seasons and money. Large and small motor skills are emphasized as well as self-expression through art and dramatic play.

“This is one place, in this fast-paced world, that I have felt safe knowing that my children have been taken care of. My boys are off to a better start because of the guidance and nurturing you have given. We will forever love, honor, and respect what Iliff has meant to a young single mother of two beautiful boys.”

Jessica Hutchinson

“Thank you to all of Travis’s teachers for nurturing him, teaching him, playing with him, laughing with him, crying with him, growing with him, and loving him. “

J & G Gamblin

“All the staff have been very kind and concerned about our child.  You have strived to meet every need – physical, emotional, and educational.  We feel you have met and exceeded those goals!”

 

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