Part Time Pre-K

Ready, Set, Go

About the Part Time Pre-K Program at Kiddie Academy of Bellevue

We know that 4 and 5 year-olds are ready for the next challenge--and looking ahead to kindergarten. Our Pre-K program offers the guidance needed to help them become more independent and confident for that first day of elementary school.

- Language arts, math, science, and creative arts

- Group activities and individual center play

- Snacks are served and included in tuition

- STEM Room

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Life Essentials®

Preparing your child for kindergarten and life

Our Ready, Set, Go program is developed through our Life Essentials®curriculum to provide your child with well-rounded learning experiences while receiving positive, nurturing care.

Language Arts & Literacy

Focus: Helping your child become a confident communicator.

We make learning fun and engaging with books, poems, songs and stories – helping your child make connections between letters and words, words and sentences.

Activities

  • Reading aloud and discussing rhyming words.
  • Learning animal sounds by playing animal-sound bingo.
  • Learning weather words like “sunny” and “rainy” in English and Spanish.
  • Using a pencil to write out the name of a favorite zoo animal and drawing a picture of it.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Read “The Cat in the Hat” and talk about rhyming words.
  • Play Animal-Sound Bingo to learn about the sounds different animals make.
  • Have your child write the name of a favorite animal then draw a picture of it.

Mathematics

Focus: Recognizing relationships among numbers, numerals and quantities.

We help your child see how things relate to one another by helping them identify and describe attributes and patterns in objects. They start to understand the concept of addition as putting together or adding to, and subtraction as taking apart or taking away.

Activities

  • Playing interactive games on the Smart Table to identify number sequences.
  • Cutting numbers out of magazines, gluing them on poster paper to make a collage, then asking the children to talk about the numbers they found.
  • Spinning a spinner and saying the number it stops on, then counting out coins and blocks to create a set of that number.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Help your child cut numbers out of a magazine, then make a collage and talk about the numbers they found.
  • Pick a number for your child, then have them count out coins or blocks to create a set of that number.

Science

Focus: Investigating and learning concepts about living things and the environment.

With their teacher’s encouragement, your child will lead the way in learning about people, animals, plants, the Earth and outer space. Teachers also instruct your child how to use the appropriate tools and technology in their investigations.

Activities

  • Using standard measuring tools to make slime from scratch.
  • Reading to learn about properties of liquids and solids, then having fun melting ice in various ways.
  • Experimenting to see what objects are magnetic and non-magnetic.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Help your child make homemade slime, using standard measuring tools.
  • Read “Sid the Kid: Why Did My Ice Pop Melt?” to learn about properties of liquids and solids.
  • Read “What Makes a Magnet?” then experiment to see what objects are magnetic and non-magnetic.

Social & Emotional Development

Focus: Discovering what’s unique about themselves and others.

We empower your child to begin forming friendships and identifying feelings.

Activities

  • Working with classmates to put on a puppet show in the Dramatic Play center.
  • Reading and talking about how friendships are made.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Read “Will It Be a Baby Brother?” to learn about the arrival of a baby.
  • Work with your child to put on a puppet show for family and friends.
  • Read “The Rainbow Fish” and discuss how friendships are made.

Gross & Fine Motor Development

Focus: Gaining strength, control and coordination as your child’s muscles grow and develop.

We provide your child with fun ways to build muscle control, with indoor activities designed to increase fine motor development and outdoor activities focused on movement and balance.

Activities

  • Practicing balance, control and coordination while playing with a giant parachute as a class.
  • Performing fine motor tasks
  • Playing shadow tag and ring toss on the playground.

Learn On®

Learning continues beyond the classroom. Here are some easy projects you can do to extend learning into your home.

  • Play with a flashlight, turning it on and off and taking it apart to see how the parts work together.
  • Play Ring Toss to help develop coordination.
  • Play outside so that your child can run, jump and climb.

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