(Age 3 by September 1)
Our preschoolers make new friends, learn to work together cooperatively, and learn to share and take turns. They learn colors, shapes and become familiar with letters and the printed word. We strive to make this an excellent first educational experience for your child.
(Age 4 by September 1)
This class will cover more skills and curriculum areas. We will have a Letter of the Week, where the children will learn each letter, the correct way to form it and the beginning letter sounds. They do weekly journals from September through May and portfolios of their work are kept throughout the year. In this way, we can track their progress and you can see the development over the course of the year (two years in most cases). We will introduce the Weekly Reader Pre-K into our curriculum. Themes of the week will continue in more depth and there will be lots of language/literacy, science and math areas explored. We use Creative Curriculum in our program. This is a comprehensive curriculum and assessment system approved by the MA Dept. of Early Education and Care (EEC) and the National Academy for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Some parents have expressed an interest in adding a fourth Pre-K morning. This option is being considered. As with anything, the budget, staffing, number of families interested, and the extra cost to parents has to be factored in. Let us know if this is something you might be interested in for your Pre-K child. A final decision will be made by August.
A Typical Day at CAPT PAL
9:00 - 9:10 AM Child Enters School
Teachers and assistants greet children and help them in cubby area with coats and backpacks.
9:10 - 10:15 AM Free Play
Children are encouraged to choose activities and options offered in numerous Centers such as blocks, art, manipulatives, playdough, computer, dress-up, science, etc. Social interaction with peers is encouraged. Outdoor play is included in this time, weather permitting. Bathrooms, hand washing, and drinking water are always available.
10:30 - 10:40 AM Snack
Children pour own milk/juice and help with snack jobs.
10:40 - 10:45 AM Large or Gross Motor Activities
Music and creative movement activities accompanied by songs. May include rhythm sticks, band instruments, etc.
10:45 - 11:00 AM Learning Activity
Lessons presented may include letters, colors, math concepts, shapes, senses, family, community, health and nutrition, etc. in a conjunction with curriculum.
11:00 - 11:15 AM Arts and Crafts
Projects stressing fine motor skills such as painting, coloring, gluing, cutting with scissors and using pencils.
11:15 - 11:25 AM Story Time
Emergent literacy skills are supported through literature and discussion.
11:25 - 11:30 AM (11:55 AM - 12:00AM Pre-K) Prepare to Leave
Self-help skills are emphasized. Children collect backpacks.
C.A.P.T. P.A.L. is an equal opportunity program. No child will be denied admittance on the basis of race, religion, cultural heritage, national origin, disability, or the political belief, sexual orientation or marital status of parent.
Age 3 by September 1
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Age 4 by September 1
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(With optional monthly Lunch Bunch's to 1:00 PM)
Please contact Director for currect tuition rates.