Expanding Knowledge and Skills
Pre-K students continue to build their knowledge and skills through investigation, exploration, collaboration, and discovery.
Our teachers make the most of “teachable moments” throughout the day, to help children authentically practice manners, sharing, problem-solving, expressing their needs and ideas respectfully, and taking turns, which are the vital social skills needed for success in Kindergarten.
Emergent language/literacy, science and math skills are an important focus of our Pre-K programs. Through intentional teaching practices and purposefully-designed activities and projects, the teachers ensure our Pre-K students have developmentally appropriate, meaningful learning materials and experiences which promote success in and beyond Kindergarten.
Pre-K students benefit from the experience of our weekly Intergenerational Program, which allows the children to enjoy arts & crafts, singing, playing games, gardening, and dining with residents at local senior care centers. It is a remarkable opportunity for children and seniors to interact, enjoy and learn from one another.
Transitioning to Kindergarten
Martha & Mary KIDS staff are available to support Pre-K families throughout the transition from the center to elementary school. Directors can provide information on local schools, and are available to help you talk with your child about going to elementary school, and what to expect.
Additionally, transition activities are integrated into the Pre-K curriculum. Children may take a field trip to a local elementary school, or could have a current Kindergarten teacher visit our classroom. We can also provide you with information regarding advocating for your child’s unique needs, as he/she transitions to elementary school.