Our Pre-K program has recently expanded! The new Pre-K For All initiative allows for universal access to pre-kindergarten programs. Studies show that students who have healthy developmental experiences have a higher vocabulary, are better able to follow directions, and are more confident. Students who are given the advantage of attending a pre-kindergarten program develop important emotional, academic, and social skills more easily as the brain is so malleable at this young age. Students gain confidence as they master academic concepts, and learn to cooperate with their peers. Our Pre-K program has a rich curriculum including pre-reading skills, introduction to math concepts, and the foundations of knowledge. We cover units such as family, community and basic time concepts. Join us on Family Fridays to get a taste of what we do!
PreK Fun at 121!
P.S. 121’s primary mission is to foster a love of learning in every pre-k student. Our curriculum skillfully weaves artistic and practical disciplines into everyday academics. Students learn to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work both independently and cooperatively with others. It is our belief that early childhood should be a time filled with fun, warmth, security, exploration and discovery. Pre-school children are creative and receptive to learning. We are very proud of the creative and dynamic curriculum that we offer our eager students. Through project based learning, students tackle a challenging academic curriculum in ways that are fun, engaging, meaningful and adaptable to a variety of learning styles. An exciting calendar of family Fridays and special events throughout the year adds to our stimulating programs such as Professor Bread, Alley Pond Environmental Center, Petland Discounts, Quiver Farm, and The Funbus.
Our curriculum includes the following crucial developmental areas of art, music, physical education, cooking, sharing and conversation time; stories, songs, and calendars; games and gross motor activities; fine motor development through cutting, coloring, drawing, writing and table top manipulatives; hand writing; beginning reading, science and nature activities; and celebration of all holidays, seasonal activities and birthdays.