Georgia Lottery funded
4-year- old Pre-Kindergarten
We use the HighReach Learning Approach in our Pre-K classrooms. This approach is theme based and utilizes a balance of child initiated and teacher facilitated learning opportunities with hands-on activities where your child can explore and manipulate real objects and events. It encourages children to solve problems, be creative, be independent, explore, manipulate, investigate, and discover. It emphasizes on developing the whole child – physically, cognitively, and socially. Curriculum includes a suggested scope and sequence of activities to promote development of the whole child. In this program children will develop skills in language and literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Creativity. They will build listening skills, phonological awareness, reading and writing skills, expressive language skills, an understanding of numbers, patterns, and shapes and so much more.
The classrooms are arranged into clearly defined learning areas that include Language and Literacy, Math/Manipulative, Dramatic Play, Art, Blocks, Science, Music and Movement, and Outside Play. A predictable daily routine is followed and posted for children (readers and non-readers) to see. They will work on social and emotional development as well as health and physical development. This program encourages positive interactions to better enhance children’s feelings of comfort, security and self-esteem. Self-control, responsibility and respect for self, others and property are key skills introduced in these classrooms. Children will develop an appreciation of their roles as members of the family, classroom, and the community and a respect for differences in people.
The children will participate in a variety of gross-motor activities to develop control, balance, strength, and coordination. They will participate in activities that foster fine motor development. Children will understand healthy and safe living practices. This program addresses all phases of learning, and assessment is ongoing and involves parents. At the end of the school year, activities are planned to prepare the children and families for the transition to kindergarten.
The Georgia Pre-Kindergarten program only is available at our Georgia locations.
For more information on the High Reach curriculum, please visit www.highreach.com.