Pre-Kindergarten aged-children is a special time. These kids are old enough to speak clearly. They can express their feelings. They know the fundamentals of what is right and what is wrong. And they are little sponges, absorbing everything they are exposed to. This is why choosing a Pre-Kindergarten program near you is so important. Premier Academy Northlake near Fort Worth teaches the A beka curriculum, which is based on Christian principles and the timeless truths of the Bible. Academics are emphasized with an eye to kindergarten readiness (another formative year), so our students will have the foundation needed to succeed in school for the rest of their lives. Below, we’ll review four things to look for when choosing a stellar Pre-K Program near you. Contact us today!
4 THINGS TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A PRE-K PROGRAM
- Emphasis on life-long learning. If you’ve been around kids for a while, you’ll know the novelty of school eventually fades away and by the time kids reach high school, they hate school, for a variety of reasons, including social and awkward teenage years. To try and curb this decline in enthusiasm for schools, successful Pre-K programs teach kids how to be learners, how to be curious about the world around them, how things work, how to ask questions, and how to find answers to these questions.
- Hands-on experience. Surveying older kids, you’ll find they don’t like school because it’s boring. They do a lot of sitting and listening to someone lecture in the front of the room. A great Pre-Kindergarten program will have a ton of hands-on learning opportunities and experiences that they can apply to their lives. The teachers will engage kids in conversations that lead to discovery.
- Focus on character development and self-control and behavior. Albeit Pre-K kids know the basics of right and wrong, they still have a lot to learn, including how to behave in a classroom setting. This is a paramount skill much needed for entrance into Kindergarten. Learning to raise your hands, wait for others to stop speaking before you talk, how to share, how to deal with frustration, how to wait your turn, and how to solve conflicts with other kids are not only important for Kindergarten, but are life-long skills that the sooner learned, the quicker kids will become at them.
- Curriculum. Kids are sponges at this age, and it’s important to know what they are being fed at school because often they can’t tell you everything they learned. Know what the class lessons are by staying in constant contact with the Pre-K teacher. Premier Academy Northlake uses the A beka program in all of our studies. We keep in contact with parents, so they will know what their child is learning in the classroom. Learning to read is emphasized through word games, shapes of letters, phonics (sounds of letters), and blending. Exposure to language is our emphasis here, not necessarily the skill of reading per se.
Premier Academy Northlake is the best Pre-K school. Our focus is on teaching the kids to learn to read, so when they enter kindergarten, they will be fully prepared. Phonics are taught most days and our lessons in history, social studies, and science help to build up that foundation. Bible lessons put it all together for our Pre-K students so they can connect the world to themselves and others. Our mission is to create life-long learners who have a virtuous character, manners, and preparation for Kindergarten and beyond. Contact us today if you are in the Fort Worth area to schedule a walk-through of our school!