The Pre-K program is for students entering kindergarten the following year. In accordance with the Orchard Park School District, students must turn 4 years of age by December 1st of the current school year.
Both the Jump Start on Development and Pre-K programs introduce school readiness activities for students through a multi-sensory and intellectual curriculum. Both programs have a natural balance of free play, teacher guided group activity, and our (distinctive) structured theme activity. Our teachers create a physical and social environment where children can absorb information and use it during play.
Specifically, the Pre-K program is designed to build upon the foundation skills addressed in the Jump Start on Development program. Upon graduation, our young learners will possess a strong foundation to begin their academic journey. Pre-K children learn by doing therefore for information to become truly meaningful to a child they must be able to experience it. Based on this principle, nurturing and experienced teachers engage students in playful, hands-on activities to promote growth and development in the following areas: