4-5 Yr Olds
Our Preschool program prepares children for a successful educational experience in kindergarten and their significant developmental progress, a preschooler's world opens up in new ways as children improve coordination, learn complex games, and begin to interact more with their peers. Our programs provide a rich classroom environment where children are encouraged to explore and are challenged to learn, while making friends and developing self-confidence. Our teachers also provide plenty of individual attention to support your child's unique needs. Our preschool program promotes independence while preparing your child for the next exciting phase—Kindergarten! We make the transition smoother by helping children become more familiar with an organized environment. We focus on group play to develop social skills, such as listening, sharing, and cooperation. Our teachers have a passion for what they do and consider it a privilege to partner with you during this special time in your child’s life. The preschool program provides a safe harbor in which young learners can continue to explore, experiment and learn in preparation for Kindergarten.
Growing Minds, Growing Up As children enter preschool, the JMSA Curriculum shifts to accommodate a more planned structure, preparing preschoolers for the academic schedules they’ll soon find in elementary school.
Our Advanced Approach
Each day at JMSA, children spend their time exploring, learning, and accomplishing new skills. The value of "playtime" should not be underestimated in a preschool learning environment JMSA, understands that as children work and play in well-designed learning stations, they learn to make good choices because there is purpose in their play.
Your child learns critical developmental skills throughout each of our learning stations. Here are just a few examples of what each learning stations offers your preschool child.
· Construction Station - Architecture, vocabulary, eye-hand coordination and cooperation
· Imagination Station - Social skills, self-confidence, and respect
· Library & Literature Station - Listening skills, word recognition and oral language skills
·Writing Exploration Station - Eye hand coordination, name recognition and self-expression
· Exploration Station - Classification, problem solving and sequencing
. Discovery Station - Experimentation, exploration and prediction
· Sensory Station - fine motor skills, measuring, and creativity
· Music & Movement Station - Listening, teamwork and patterning