GIVE YOUR CHILD A GREAT START!
Our pre-Kindergarten program is designed to foster wonder and imagination, love of story, exploration of the outdoors, familiarity with the Ambrose community, and the neurodevelopment that prepares children for a lifetime of learning. Children will develop physical dexterity and body and spatial awareness, alongside phonemic awareness and number sense, and be introduced to letters and numbers.
As a pre-polly program, students learn through rhythm, chant, rhyme, and movement as often as possible. Students will do some seat work as the year progresses, but activities are done in stations, sitting or standing in a circle, lying or sitting on the floor, etc.
When could my child join pre-kindergarten?
Our pre-k program is for children 4-5 years of age who would qualify to enter our kindergarten the following year. Participating in the pre-k program is not necessary for entering Ambrose kindergarten, and does not guarantee acceptance into Ambrose kindergarten.
Will there be homework?
This program has no homework.
When do the classes meet?
Pre-k meets from 7:45 am – 11:15 am every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We are hoping to add another class in the fall of 2021 that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays (time is TBD).
What does a typical day in class look like?
- Bible story and prayer time
- Basics practice: learn a new number, letter, color, etc.
- Movement skills: crossbody movement, movement to music, dance, fine and gross motor skills
- Story time and story time activity
- Listening to and saying children’s poems together
- Nature walks
- Art study or music study
- Good habit formation
Do the students wear uniforms?
Pre-k students have a simple dress code of navy blue polos and khaki shorts, skirts, or pants.