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What is PreK?
"Preschool": We define preschool as a class that is shorter (in length of time or number of days met) than our PreK sessions. These classes move slower than the PreK because they are traditionally filled with new students. We concentrate on social skills, learning how to make choices, problem solve and make friends. Children between the ages of 3 and 5 can enroll in preschool classes.
"PreK" (Pre-Kindergarten): We define PreK as our classes that move quicker and go more in-depth to project work. These classes meet more days and may meet a little longer each day. Children in these classes will go to kindergarten the following school year. Typically, these children have been in preschool for a year or two. These children are independent problem solvers who are quickly moving past the "adjusting to school" period and jump into long studies on topics and projects.
Imagine a school...
Not all babies start babbling words and sounds at the same time or learn to crawl at the exact same age. Children grow and develop at their own, individual pace. This continues throughout childhood and is respected at Parma Preschool.
When some children start preschool they know the whole alphabet and can write their name. Others cannot even hold a pencil. Why then, would we assume that all children need to be taught the letter A at the same point in the school year?
We don't teach like that.
Preschool is much more than ABCs and 123s... it's learning to get along with peers, share, be kind and respectful to others. It is learning to be healthy and active. It is learning how to problem solve, negotiate, figure things out and make choices; not just being told what to do, how to do it and when!
We follow the children's lead, meet them where they are at and help them reach the next level in their development. Teachers study and utilize the Reggio Philosophy in their everyday teaching.