Pre-K Programs: Navigators and Challengers-Full Day Preschool Children who are four years old by September 30 are eligible to attend pre-kindergarten classes. Students may attend this full day program for 2, 3, or 5 days a week. These classes offer a strong academic curriculum which is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Early Learning Content Standards,www.ode.state.oh.us/GD/Templates/Pages/ODE/ODEPrimary.aspx?Page=2&TopicRelationID=7 .
All Children participate in large group learning activities for Circle Time. Children also receive small group instruction tailored to meet their educational needs and learning style at the Teacher Table . Children complete extension activities or review newly acquired skills at the Independent Table. Lead Teachers evaluate skills in concept development, language skills, math readiness skills, self help skills, gross motor skills, and fine motor skills. They document learner progress using checklists and portfolios. For those children who will turn 5 years old by the following September, a formal kindergarten recommendation letter is sent home to parents at the end of February. Parent involvement is encouraged. Parents help the children choose a Show & Tell item to match the Letter of the Week. During the year, each child participates in Student of the Week. Parents help their child with special activities, pictures, stories, and favorite foods to share during their week. Children participate in field trips off site or attend assemblies with guest performers on site during each month of the academic session. During Summer Camp, students attend weekly field trips.
Washington Park District at Bill Yeck park.
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