Preschool in Salt Lake City, UT – Caring For Kids

 

Portrait of a girl smiling in a classroomSalt Lake City
PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

(3 to 5 Years)

FOCUS:

Emphasis in our program in on developing socialization skills, recognizing and learning to verbalize feelings, developing independence by learning to make appropriate choices and learning to respect and be considerate of one another. We believe that children benefit more from concrete learning experiences than from artificial paper and pencil activities; that process is more important than the product.

OUR LEARNING CENTER CONCEPT:

Our Salt Lake City preschool classrooms are divided into learning centers. These centers are clearly defined areas which focus on specific curriculum areas. These centers divide our classrooms in such a way as to allow our children to make choices, to move freely and independently and to grow through the experiences set up by our teaching staff. They also give opportunities for a larger number of children to learn individually or in small groups so that the teacher can take advantage of moments of readiness, keen interest and desire to learn. The activities change in each center regularly according to the themes which present varied learning experiences.

 

Centers are set up in each of the Salt Lake City
Preschool Classrooms as described below:

 

Smiling girl lying down and posingART CENTER:

Individual cooking and/or various art and craft activities daily. Emphasis is on the creative process.

HANDS ON CENTER:

Manipulative activities appropriate for each age level. Examples are puzzles, pegboards, legos, beads to string, laces to tie.

BLOCK CENTER:

An area where children can use their imagination, problem solve, work cooperatively and discover about weights, balance, ramps, sizes, shapes, proportions and distances.

LISTENING CENTER:

A time and place to tune out noise and concentrate on listening skills. This center provides the opportunity to practice or reinforce learned concepts.

HOUSEKEEPING CENTER:

A dramatic play area great for socialization and filled with props for dramatic play using newly acquired concepts of the world around us.

LIBRARY CENTER:

Girl coloring at a deskChildren’s books, a felt board, a puppet stage with puppets, and a relaxation area for the children to experience the wonderful world of books and stories.

DISCOVERY CENTER:

An area where individual or small groups of children can discover and explore materials related to a theme being studied. A place to introduce science and social studies concepts, and to develop vocabulary.

SPANISH CENTER:

An activity area designated to Spanish where the children can participate in song, art or creative play using newly acquired Spanish vocabulary.

ACADEMIC CENTER:

An area where children are introduced, through teacher! Directed activities to pre-academic as well as more academic skills needed for success in a kindergarten curriculum.

Portrait of boy on playground equipmentMUSIC TIME:

Children join together to sing, dance, participate in creative movement, play rhythm instruments, enjoy finger plays and simple drama. Music may occur spontaneously during the day, adding joy and understanding to whatever the children are doing.

FIELD TRIPS AND RESOURCE PEOPLE:

At times the children may take trips to broaden their understanding of a theme or concept. Parents and other members of the community are regularly invited to share a skill, perform read a story, to bring their interesting world to us.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES:

You may make them as elaborate or simple as you wish. If you bring us the decorations and party gear in the morning, we will decorate and set up for you.  No home made goodies are allowed (goodies need to be store bought and in containers from the store).

 

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Children need to bring a small blanket and a sheet. This need to be taken home on Fridays for laundering and returned on Mondays.
  • A complete change of clothes with your child’s name.

PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS BROUGHT BY YOUR CHILD.

Call our Salt Lake City Preschool today at (801) 584-5115 or fill out our online contact form.


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