Pre-Kindergarten Room

About our Pre-Kindergarten Room

Pre Kindergarten in BIrmingham, MiPre-K at IXL Learning Center is an adventure that will impact your child forever. Our goal is to prepare your child for kindergarten, as well as help them to be independent thinkers and successful life-long learners. Children are encouraged to act independently, to make good choices for themselves, and to become responsible students. We believe that all children must feel safe and comfortable in their classroom, promoting these good choices.

The class curriculum is organized into weekly themes and lesson plans. We integrate mathematics, science, and language arts into these lessons. There is also a focus on fine motor skills (tying, lacing, holding a pencil, zipping, cutting) and gross motor skills (skipping, galloping, balancing, jumping.) In preparing your child for kindergarten we also teach them to recognize colors, shapes, numbers, letters, letter sounds, their own name, site words and much, much more. We keep portfolios for each child that represents their growth, as well as perform frequent evaluations to determine focus areas.

Our pre-kindergarten program prepares your child for kindergarten in every facet possible, and is an experience they will never forget.

Pre-Kindergarten Room Daily Schedule

7:00-9:00 Arrival and children sign in
9:00-9:30 Structured free play
9:30-9:45 Morning Snack
9:45-10:00 Clean up and transition activity (reading books, puzzles, phonics cards, etc)
10:00-10:20 Circle (Opening song, calendar, introduce letter, shape, color, number, story, rhyme or finger play, and explanation of centers.)
10:20-11:00 Centers (every child completes four centers)
 
  • Art
  • A letter center ( writing or literacy activity)
  • A number or math center
  • Free exploration of a science/discovery center (includes one of the following: time-sand table, water tub, play dough, computer, small motor manipulative, etc.)
  • Transition center (structured activity to participate in while awaiting a center to open (includes: blocks, legos, puzzles, sorting exercise)
11:00-11:15 clean up, bathroom
11:15-11:50 Recess (outside play or gross motor activity)
11:50-12:00 Wash hands
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Quiet time (read books to ourselves; start reading through looking at pictures)
1:00-2:00 Nap time
2:00-3:15 Quiet table top activities (coloring, match games, letter writing practice, counting/sorting activity, board games)
3:15-3:30 Clean up, bathroom, wash hands
3:30-4:00 Afternoon snack
4:00-4:15 Circle (story and/or group activity)
4:15-4:30 structured free choice centers
4:30-5:30 Recess
5:30-6:00 Pick up and sign out