In our Pre-Kindergarten Program, children ages 4 to 5 build confidence for kindergarten through our skill-based Ascend Curriculum. Our Pre-K students learn sets of skills that effectively prepare them for kindergarten and engage in a variety of hands-on activities that improve their visual skills, coordination, and brain development. In addition to our Reggio Emilia inspired Art program, our Pre-Kindergarten students also take part in science, cooking, indoor gardening, root studies, and other Enrichment Programs.
Creative Outlets 4 Kids
We are excited to offer Creative Outlets 4 Kids at Creative Minds Learning Centers. Creative Outlets 4 Kids is a special supplementary program where professional dance instructors come and teach classes in Creative Movement & Dance, Yoga and Music. If your child is enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten Program, you can sign them up for these enrichment classes too.
Reggio-Inspired Art Program
Our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms have Reggio Emilia inspired Art areas for your child to create their own works of art.
What is Reggio Emilia? The Reggio Approach to education was started by schools in the city of Reggio Emilia in Italy after World War II. Reggio Emilia is based on the philosophy that children must have some control over the direction of their learning and be able to learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, and observing. Children are provided endless ways and opportunities to express themselves through art.
The organization of the physical environment is an important part of the Reggio Emilia approach and is often referred to as the child’s “third teacher”. When we designed our preschool classrooms, we considered the integration of each classroom within the rest of the school, and the school with the surrounding community. Our preschools are illuminated with natural light and each classroom has studio spaces for art and clearly designated spaces for both large and small group activities. There is a focused effort with the design of the school to create opportunities for children to interact.