Pre-School (Goldfish, Angelfish, Otters, and Seahorses)
The preschool program encompasses several different classrooms that the children progress through as they get older and advance their skills. They are learning in a hands-on environment where they can use their creative abilities, expand their imagination play, and prepare their mental skills. We strive to teach them communication, manners, responsibility, respect, and other social skills they will need when entering elementary school.
They are expanding their ever-growing vocabulary skills and we are introducing concepts they will use for reading and math later on. We build on the curriculum methods already in place, and expand into new avenues for learning by introducing them to computers. Over time, the preschool program and curriculum becomes more structured to prepare each child for the transition into Kindergarten. Preschool children will advance their physical skills as well. Playground activities, games, and Stretch-N-Grow exercise programs burn off energy, expand motor skills, build team skills, and help to introduce children to the importance and fun of physical activity. The day will also include rest/nap time.
Children can participate in monthly field trips as the preschooler is exposed to a variety of activities. They may visit the zoo, go to the Stock Show and Rodeo, see Disney on Ice, enjoy a Circus, pick pumpkins, visit Casa Bonita, set off Estes Rockets on Rocket Day, and many other adventures. Most of the field trips center on the weekly curriculum theme, so that the children get to learn about and build excitement for their upcoming field trip.
Teachers encourage the natural curiosity of preschool children through large and small group activities, and a variety of learning centers. We balance the preschoolers need for independence with their need for a loving and secure environment.
Preschool Field Trips
Normally, one to two times per month the preschool aged children get the opportunity to explore the world outside of their school by enjoying a field trip. This is always a great adventure! There are so many places to go and see. We vary the field trips to give these young explorers a variety of learning experiences and exposure to new things. Examples of some of our field trips are: farms, gardens, Human Society, fire stations, Garbage Garage (recycling), roller skating, pumpkin patch, dairy, Disney on Ice, rodeo, circus, aquarium, zoo, the Museum of Nature and Science, and many more. We suggest, but do not require, parents to purchase an LPL "T" shirt to wear on field trips.