Contact phone: 919-580-0610 ext 5
The preschool classroom serves children ages 2 1/2 - 4 years of age. It is designed to prepare children for the Pre-kindergarten classroom. Through GUIDED PLAY this classroom provides opportunities to enhance growth in all developmental areas. It introduces children to pre-reading and pre-writing skills as well as pre-math concepts. The classroom is designed to enhance social/emotional skill development including self-regulation, cooperative play and forming positive relationships. The SANFORD HARMONY program is implemented in the classroom to allow children to enhance peer related communication skills and problem solving skills. The classroom provides many opportunities for language and communication development through activities such as guided groups, small group reading, and songs. The introduction of routines and rules allow for children to become more confident and independent within their learning environment. Teachers follow the NC FOUNDATIONS FOR EARLY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT and CREATIVE CURRICULUM FOR PRESCHOOLERS to prepare group and individual activities to foster each child's fine/gross motor development, cognitive development, emerging language and social development skills. Teachers complete developmental assessments throughout the year to determine each child's needs and strengths as skills are emerging and to plan for and monitor growth. Teachers also individualize education for each child by creating a Child Specific Goal Plan that is developed by parent suggestions and teacher observation.