In Pre-K, the teachers are committed to helping children develop a love of learning and laying a firm educational foundation for moving on to Kindergarten. The Pre-K child will continue on their journey toward independence in a safe and caring environment with teachers that are committed to lovingly, but firmly guiding them. Teachers continue to reinforce appropriate behavior in their interactions with others, encouraging the use of words to solve a problem, finding an adult for assistance and making good choices.
Each week has a theme and a new “letter of the week." Pre-K children will be learning letter formation, letter/sound association, numbers, name recognition, and how to print their names. Cutting, dot-to-dot activities, and mazes are a few of the activities Pre-K children will do to develop small motor skills. They will continue to work on individual social skills such as: manners, taking turns, respect for self and others and appropriate behavior in a group setting whether at play or work.
The Pre-K program includes several weekly special classes such as “Move It”, Music, Math, Science as well as a monthly trip to our own LPCWP Library. Many programs come to the school as well during the year: Lambeth Petting Zoo for Farm Day, Henrico County Fire Department for Fire Safety Week, and Mad Science. Field trips that support themes are pre-planned and include Hanover Vegetable Farm for the Pumpkin Patch and the Science Museum of Virginia.
All of our children in the Pre-K program will take the PALS test at the beginning and end of the school year. PALS is a widely accepted tool used to identify a child’s strengths and weaknesses in the main academic areas. The PALS results at the beginning of the year are used by Pre-K teachers strictly for planning purposes. The results from the end of the year testing help teachers and parents measure the child’s Kindergarten readiness.
Teachers encourage parental involvement whenever possible. There are many opportunities to volunteer, whether it be in the classroom or at events
Available for children 4-5yrs
To enroll a child must be turning 4 years old on or before September 30 for the enrolling school year.
5 days only
Pre-K School Hours:
Full day option available (8:45am-6:00pm)
Morning extended hours (7:30 – 8:45 a.m.) is included free of charge for all programs.