Circle of Friends Preschool & PreK was designed specifically to provide parents with a small school setting offering a unique program: an art based curriculum, an exposure to French and a wonderful music program for children 2.5-5.5 years. Our goal is to promote a life long love of learning. We are a school where respect, responsibility and inner discipline are encouraged.
We have (3) different classes:
Nursery school for ages 2.5-3.5
This is their first exposure to school, where they meet friends and learn to play and work in a structured environment. Art projects, French and Music are kept simple.
Preschool for ages 3.5-4.5
Here the children learn to problem solve using language to resolve disputes with the help of a teacher.
Daily progress is made in learning French, music, songs, poetry and dance.
Their art projects are more complex and school rules reinforced, along with self help skills.
They begin working on their book of letters, phonics, math and listening skills are reinforced.
Transitional Kindergarten for ages 4.5-5.5 This is a highly regarded kindergarten prep class for children entering school in the Fall.
They work on their book of numbers and a French book of words. The children are exposed to lower case letters and they are encouraged to demonstrate their writing, reading and counting abilities.
The children are taught self help and leadership skills essential for kindergarten.
Their art projects are more challenging and complex. They are read chapter books and participate in open discussions relating to the story.
Compassion and empathy for peers, respect for oneself, others, the environment and family is emphasized.
The French class focuses on: enunciation, articulation, phonics, counting, songs.
The music class focuses on recognizing notes, letters, math skills: fractions, counting, rhythm, ear training, use of musical instruments, dance and movement.