PreK – 2
Our PreK-2 program provides a warm, welcoming environment where your child can grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. Your child’s primary caregiver is a nurturing child development professional who is focused on creating experiences and opportunities that invite exploration and support the rapid and important development that is occurring in a child’s third year.
Pre- K 2 program is filled with investigation, exploration, and discovery, where active and enthusiastic children can refine and expand their skills and knowledge.
Child imitates a two-word sentence
The baby follows one simple command, such as “Come here,” “Give it to me,” or “Put it back,” without your using gestures
Without your giving him clues by pointing or using gestures, the child carries out at least three of these kinds of directions: a. “Put the toy on the table.” b. “Close the door.” c. “Bring me a towel.” d. “Find your coat.” e. “Take my hand.” f. “Get your book.”
If you point to a picture of a ball (kitty, cup, hat, etc.) and ask the child, “What is this?” the child correctly names at least one picture
Child say two or three words that represent different ideas together, such as “See dog,” “Mommy come home,” or “Kitty gone”?
The child correctly uses at least two words like “me,” “I,” “mine,” and “you”
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
When you show the child how to kick a large ball, he tries to kick the ball by moving his leg forward or by walking into it
The child walks either up or down at least two steps by herself. She may hold onto the railing or wall.
The child runs fairly well, stopping herself without bumping into things or falling
The child jumps with both feet leaving the floor at the same time
Without holding onto anything for support, the child kicks a ball by swinging his leg forward
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
The child turns the pages of a book by herself (She may turn more than one page at a time.
The child flip switches off and on
The child stacks seven small blocks or toys on top of each other by herself
The child strings small items such as beads, macaroni, or pasta onto a string or shoelace
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
The child pretends objects are something else, For example, the child holds a cup to her ear, pretending it is a telephone.
The child puts things away where they belong.
Box to stand on to reach it (for example, to get a toy on a counter or to “help” you in the kitchen while your child watches, line up four objects like blocks or cars in a row.
PERSONAL SOCIAL SKILLS
The child copies the activities you do, such as wipe up a spill, sweep, shave, or comb hair.
The child eats with a fork.
When playing with either a stuffed animal or a doll, the child pretends to rock it, feed it, change its diapers, put it to bed, and so forth.
The child pushes a little wagon, stroller, or another toy on wheels, steering it around objects and backing out of corners if he cannot turn.
The child calls herself “I” or “me” more often than her own name. For example, “I do it,” more often than “Juanita do it.”
Breaking the Code: The child will lean to imitate with some precision the sounds of music in the environment.