From the Director:
Warren-Walker School three- through five-year-old Prekindergarten program is comprised of several small classes taught by our highly trained and experienced faculty. The solid and well-developed curriculum, while encouraging self-confidence, independence, and good character, also teaches the children how to participate successfully in a group setting, establishes a broad foundation of knowledge, and teaches the prerequisite skills necessary for success in our academic kindergarten. Class assignments are made based on age, maturity, and level of achievement. The children enjoy listening to stories, dressing up, â€œacting,â€ and sharing feelings, thoughts, and personal experiences. â€œSharingâ€ is a big part of the excitement of Prekindergarten! The younger students love to share special things from home, while the older children share items related to the â€œLetter of the Week.â€ The days are full of hands-on experiences, with many special activities, like cooking. Birthday parties, holiday parties, special events and field trips are very exciting times for a Prekindergartner. In the fall, students and their sixth grade buddies head to a pumpkin patch to take a hay ride, enjoy farm animals at the petting zoo, and pick out and bring home a pumpkin. The children may attend a play and visit either a ranch or a zoo. The teachers personalize the program each day by engaging in one-on-one conversations, using language experience techniques, and taking many pictures of each child to share with family and friends.