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New Horizons - (Ages 3 yrs 3 months - 4 yrs 3 months)
Students are required to be fully potty trained.
See handbook for details.

The New Horizons program builds upon the skills learned in Wee Tots, encouraging greater self-reliance and confidence in a school environment. New Horizons continues to facilitate gross/fine motor development and increases focus on academics and readiness skills for our students.

Some of the important skills we focus on in New Horizons:

Socialization Skills:
Taking turns, active listening, sharing and showing empathy for others; multitasking and following directions; accepting praise, suggestions and corrections; building positive teacher-child, parent-child relationships

Self-Help Skills:
Independence in personal hygiene (e.g. hand washing, toileting and nose wiping); independence in opening snack, cleaning up and getting ready; sense of pride and accomplishment in achievements that encourages trying new things; communicating clearly with other children and adults.

Gross Motor Skills:
Participating in group movement activities; playing organized games, walking a straight line, crossing the midline, pedaling, alternating feet when climbing stairs; catching a large ball.

Fine Motor Skills:
Block and play-dough manipulation; beginning stringing and lacing beads; beginning writing skills (correctly holding a pencil); puzzles; fingerplays and competency in use of materials (glue, paint, scissors).

Listening comprehension; introduction to sequencing, categorizing, patterning; associating spoken and written word; labeling objects; story telling; recognizing colors and basic shapes plus relationships of size and position; introduction to letters and phonics; counting skills and number recognition through 10; continuing exposure to science, social science and basic cooking lessons to explore our world; continuing introduction to our literary heritage through nursery rhymes, fairy tales and stories.

New Horizons students are required to be potty trained.

Tues/Wed/Thurs Program
Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA

Mon/Wed/Fri Program
Pleasant Hill Winslow Center
2590 Pleasant Hill Road
Pleasant Hill, CA

Monthly Fee:
Tues/Wed/ Thurs: $465 for District residents/ $480 for Non-District residents
Mon/Wed/Fri: $350 for District residents/ $370 for Non-District residents

All New Horizons classes are three days a week
Tues/Wed/Thurs (Community Center): 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Mon/Wed/Fri (Winslow Center): 8:45 AM -11:45 AM

Contact our Preschool Director, Sarah Smith at 925-676-5200 Ext. 626 or email at ssmith@pleasanthillrec.com

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