Preschool PALS: Pre-K Class
AM-Class: FULL / WAIT-LIST ONLY
PM-Class: WED / FRI . . . 2 Spots Open
12:30-3:25pm; Tuition: $125 / month
Who is SCRUFFY?
Our class puppet, Scruffy, lives in the classroom and visits everyday!
The Pre-k class strives to prepare each student for success in school and beyond! While this is not a licensed preschool, input from Jackson Elementary kindergarten teachers has helped guide our objectives. Reading readiness is at the heart of our learning goals! We progress through the alphabet multiple times, and enjoy playful practice with syllables, rhyming, beginning sounds and more. Puppets, songs, and games make discoveries fun!
This program follows Elco's calendar, so families in the district have their children on the same schedule. But we enroll students from many districts, as well as homeschoolers.
What makes PALS unique?
small class size
input from local teachers
daily activity report
play- and song-based learning!
TYPICAL CLASS SCHEDULE
Arrival and free play
Snack and free play
Storytime with Scruffy
Small Groups: Math & Literacy
Closing Session: Game/Bible Story/Music
fully potty trained
free from any mental, behavioral or emotional diagnosis (such as the autism spectrum)
able to do stairs without physical impairment
functions independently away from parents
PLEASE NOTE: Even though our classes are small, we are NOT trained or equipped to serve students with special needs of any kind. Nor are we able to enroll children who are disrespectful, disobedient or disruptive. Out of respect for the remaining students, such children are removed from class the very first day.
We DO serve students who enjoy playtime, discovery, and exploration under the guidance of a caring grown up.... and if this describes your child, we'd love to have them join us!