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Pre-Kindergarten - (Ages 4 yrs* - 6 yrs)
Students are required to be fully potty trained.

Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) is designed to prepare our students for Kindergarten. The curriculum continues to focus on positive social and emotional development, but introduces a higher level of academic challenge, providing students with the key building blocks each student needs to succeed in an elementary school classroom.

Here are some of the important skills we focus on in Pre-K:

Socialization Skills:
Ability to share materials, take turns, request and offer help; follow directions and work independently for short periods of time; adjusting to changes without fear; self-esteem and confidence in a classroom and playground setting.

Self-Help Skills:
Master independence in personal hygiene (e.g. hand washing, toileting and nose wiping); independence in opening snack and cleaning up; ability to articulate needs, wants, thoughts and ideas; cooperation and willingness to try new things.

Gross Motor Skills:
Balance on one foot; hop on one foot; jump with both feet; walk a straight line; balance; bounce and catch large ball; jump over objects; play simple organized games.

Fine Motor Skills:
Ability to cut along a straight line with scissors; hold a crayon and/or pencil properly; copy a circle, square, rectangle and triangle; button a button, zip a zipper and draw a simple figure.

Academics:
Understands colors and shapes, directional and positional concepts, connection between spoken and written language; conceptualizes that print carries a message (preliminary reading skills); introduction to problem solving; development of verbal reasoning skills; beginning phonics; creative thinking through stories; pre-math skills such as one-to-one correspondence, measuring, sorting, patterning; terminology; counting by rote to 10; extensive practice with letter formation and writing name (other words); developing creativity through self directed art projects; continued exposure to literature, science and health concepts.

Location:
Both Pre-K program located at Tues/Wed/Thurs program
Pleasant Hill Community Center
320 Civic Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Monthly Fee:

AM: $465 District residents/ $480 for Non-District residents

PM: $320 for District residents/ $340 for Non-District residents


Schedule:
All Pre-Kindergarten classes are three days a week.
Morning and afternoon programs are available.

Mon through Thurs Program: 8:45 AM-11:45 AM
Tues/Wed/Thurs Program: 12:30 PM-3:30 PM


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

* Age must be by September 1, 2016

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