Best Friends Forever
PRE-K 4-5 YEARS
Approaches to Learning:
Provide real objects that can be manipulated or explored to
understand a concept.
Respond to children’s questions with explanations that help
them to understand.
Encourage children to research answers to questions through
books and other media.
Language and Literacy Development
Provide purposeful and playful exposure to a variety of
Provide various experiences for children to engage with
picture/text connections. (e.g., cooking, dramatic play,
construction, gardening, posting picture schedule)
Encourage children to use new vocabulary words or phrases
when discussing pictures or real objects.
Provide a variety of materials and opportunities for children to write daily.
Encourage children to draw and talk about topics of interest.
Teach children counting songs, rhymes, and chants.
Provide and read books, poems, chants with numbers, and
Use number words and numerals, including zero, in everyday
Provide experiences with numbers through daily routines such
as attendance and calendar.
Provide opportunities for writing numerals and representing
Play number recognition games
Scientific Thinking and Technology:
Include live animals and plants along with models, stuffed
animals, plastic animals and plants, and pictures/posters in the classroom.
Display worm farms, bird feeders, or ant hills for observation.
Read books about living and non-living things.
Set up a science table or exploration area, stock with both living and non-living things.
Social Studies Thinking:
Discuss rules with children.
Explain purpose of rules (safety, respect).
Read books, both fiction and nonfiction, describing people’s
Invite community workers into the classroom to talk about
Organize field trips to the firehouse, police station, and other
Add community worker props and clothing to play areas.
Discuss what it means to be a responsible classroom citizen.
Model responsible behavior
Model the use of various voice inflections and facial expressions
Provide props and costumes associated with favorite stories.
Participate in dramatic play events as the audience, providing
praise and applause
We offer Kindermusik Classes
Children will be introduced to fundamental musical concepts, notation, and the basics of vocal development. Children explore a wide variety of musical styles and the instruments of the orchestra through group ensemble play, music, games, and stories from many cultures. These classes are a musical learning experience that set the stage for future
school success and the transition into formal music lessons