Alpha Beginners Pre-KG Age: 2.5 - 4

Why Pre-kg?

Pre-Kindergarten provides many opportunities for children to gain the skills necessary for a smooth transition to Kindergarten. While adhering to the philosophy of Learning Through Play, we are also strong supporters of the importance of Early Literacy. Our program will stimulate your child in the areas of social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and creative growth. We have a specific educational focus that meets the young learner's developmental needs. Ample opportunities for interaction with peers and teachers help to develop positive relationships. Our classroom have wonderfully equipped center that the children may rotate through as they choose during "Center Time".

The first few years of life are critical for a child's cognitive development and learning. Evaluations of well-run prekindergarten(pre kg) programs have found that children exposed to high-quality early education were less likely to drop out of school, or need special education, compared with similar children who did not have such exposure

At pre school, Children become exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes. And, more important, they learn how to socialize -- get along with other children, share, contribute to circle time.

In addition to strengthening socialization skills -- how to compromise, be respectful of others, and problem-solve -- pre school provides a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with her peers, and build confidence. "Kids in pre school discover that they are capable and can do things for themselves -- from small tasks like pouring their own juice and helping set snack tables to tackling bigger issues like making decisions about how to spend their free time,"

"Plus, 3.5- and 4-year-olds starts asking some wonderful questions about the world around them -- what happens to the water after the rain? Do birds play? Quality pre schools help children find answers through exploration, experimentation, and conversation.

Young children can certainly learn letters and numbers, but to sit kids down and 'teach' them is the wrong way to do it, They learn best through doing the kinds of activities they find interesting -- storytime, talking to their teachers about stars, playing with blocks. To help kids learn language and strengthen pre-reading skills, for instance, teachers might play rhyming games and let kids tell stories. Keep in mind that for small children, school is all about having fun and acquiring social skills -- not achieving academic milestones. Kids need to be imaginative and to socialize -- that's what fosters creative, well-rounded people. It's not whether they can read by age 4 or multiply by 5.