A kid holding bowl of strawberries
A kid holding bowl of strawberries

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Four-Year-Old Ready for Take-Off

Four-year-olds have a natural affinity for language. They are starting to think logically and can use language to express their thinking. Your pre-kindergartener is eager to explore and learn more about the world. Find out how your child can stretch her imagination and discover new concepts with confidence.

Right Experiences at the Right Time

Rather than asking children to memorize facts, Primrose® introduces and reinforces new information through multi-sensory learning experiences that encourage discovery through playful exploration, teacher-guided investigations, questioning, direct instruction and discussion.

When your child is mentally, physically and emotionally ready to learn a skill, this leads to mastery instead of frustration. Then we build upon the skill to more easily learn the next one.

Early Learning Domains

 

Approaches to Learning

Each child learns in different ways. The Primrose Balanced Learning® approach provides teachers with the tools and guidance to accommodate children’s natural curiosity and to fully support each child while building problem solving skills and confidence.

 

Science & Engineering

Children are natural scientists. They use their senses and special technological tools to observe and investigate their world, recording and analyzing their findings through writing, drawing or taking photos.

 

Language & Literacy

The early years are critical for literacy development. From sign language and story time in younger classrooms, to phonics and eventually reading and writing in our older ones, your child develops important literacy skills and a love of reading.

 

Creative Arts

Visual and creative arts stimulate imagination and creative thinking. In our proprietary Primrose Early Art Masters™ program, children discover early and contemporary artists and practice their techniques in their own masterpieces.

 

Physical Development

Active children become active adults. We show your child fun ways to practice proper techniques for movement, balance and motor skills with plenty of time to slide, climb and run on our age-appropriate playgrounds.

 

Math

Early experiences with math help children develop reasoning skills, inventiveness and persistence in problem solving. Our math program introduces numbers, measurement and patterns through hands-on learning.

Levels of self-regulation predict school success over and above children’s cognitive skills and family background.

Ravner & Knitzer (2002)

Primrose Pre-Kindergarten initial puppet Primrose Pre-Kindergarten secondary puppet

Our Pre-Kindergarten program nurtures curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion.

In our Pre-Kindergarten program, your child begins to develop emergent reading, writing, science, technology, engineering and math skills (STEAM) within large group, small group and children's choice settings. Our staff pays close attention to all aspects of your child’s development. Here are some of the engaging programs and activities that promote social, emotional, physical, cognitive, creative and character development in every child.

Language, Reading and Writing

Your child expands his vocabulary, connects sounds with letters, and expresses thoughts through writing. Parents delight when children begin reading stories to them!

STEAM

Your child learns and practices concepts like science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) continuously throughout the day as part of our exclusive, integrated approach called Balanced Learning.

Happy Hearts Character Development and Life SkillsTM

Children bring character traits like giving and caring to life in a meaningful way through authentic projects.

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