The Preschool Express pre-kindergarten program has been proven to help children confidently enter kindergarten. During this time, friendships are solidified, kindergarten-readiness skills are mastered, and accomplishments are celebrated. Our graduates enter school thoroughly prepared, excited about learning, and eager to participate. The benefits of the PELA community have a long lasting impact as children leave for elementary school confident, full of character, and eager for what lies ahead
Our thoughtful and enticing classrooms are designed to fully prepare children for kindergarten and beyond. Our pre-kindergarten classrooms provide areas for children to become lifelong learners and master the skills for overall success academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Art, sensory, blocks, language, manipulatives, science, math, technology, engineering, and dramatic play areas provide endless opportunities for pre-kindergartners to grow to their fullest potential.
Our teachers provide an emergent approach to educational activities throughout the day to encourage each child’s sense of discovery, using theme-based lessons and a project approach, allowing children to explore areas of interest in detail. Through ongoing observation and assessment, our teachers intentionally plan lessons and activities based on the interests of the children. Together, through shared experiences and in-depth exploration of themes, children and teachers develop a deeper understanding of the topics that they are investigating. Activities are integrated across all domains of development: physical, social, emotional, and intellectual. These experiences foster self-awareness, friendships, and a sense of community.
The pre-kindergarten program culminates with a cap-and-gown graduation ceremony to celebrate school-readiness achievements.