At The King’s Academy Preschool, we play while we learn.
In our classrooms, young children utilize hands on activities including items that are recognized as toys. These items are used in a meaningful way interconnected to the Early Learning Standards. This guarantees that the activity is relevant, developmentally appropriate, and engaging.
Our preschool classrooms integrate skills and objectives into play-based centers which develop three areas of focused learning: literacy, mathematics, and fine motor development. These centers are teacher facilitated and differentiated as needed.
Our preschool day includes outdoor play that is structured as well as unstructured. The structured portion provides an opportunity for muscle and motor coordination development and organizes the young child’s brain so that his “free play” is more meaningful.
Time is also set aside in the classroom for centers and activities that are driven by a child’s interest. These include construction, dramatic play, and creative arts. These opportunities provide a construct for social skill development and partner interaction.
At TKA Preschool, we play while we learn because we believe this is how a young child’s brain was designed to develop. A preschooler can grow in all areas at once. Variety and direction offered gives each child the best opportunity to develop physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually within our classroom framework.