Preschool has subject classes English and Math every day. Kids will learn to recognize and name all 26 uppercase and lowercase letters. They will recognize their own first name and be able to print it, along with other letters and meaningful words like Mom and dad. They will also develop a connection between letters and sounds and know some of the sounds that letters make. By the end of Preschool, kids will be able to recognize, name, and write all 26 letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase. They will know the correct sound or sounds that each letter makes and they will be able to read about 30 high-frequency words -also called “sight words” – such as and, the, and in. Kids will able to read simple CVC words, such as hat, red, and dog. They will also write short, simple sentences such as “The cat ran home.”
Kids will learn to recognize, write, order, and count objects up to the number 1-100. They will be able to add and subtract small numbers (add with a sum of 10 or less and subtract from 10 or less); this focus on addition and subtraction will continue through second grade.
They will learn how to name and describe common shapes (circle, square, triangle, and rectangle) and to identify, sort, and classify objects by color, size, and shape.
Every Monday, 5+ class children will learn and develop artistic fundamentals. Art activities are engaging for preschoolers because they are opportunity for hands-on creation, which is how children retain information most effectively and efficiently at this age. Motor skills and eye-hand coordination skills are also developed through preschool art activities.
Every Tuesday, children will have an opportunity for a truly imaginative and fun experience. As their educator, it is important to engage them in exciting, fun activities that will help them develop physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. One of the best ways to stimulate their creativity is by getting them up and moving.
Every Wednesday and Thursdays, the children are dressed in their PE kits, and sent to one of ESM’s large sports halls that are equipped with a wide range of equipment, and meet with a Physical Education specialist teacher
The children meet with a Music specialist teacher once a week, every Friday, to learn new songs alongside standard professional musical instruments. This provides an opportunity for children to be introduced to the art of music, as well as discover their talents in instruments and songs.
Once a week, for 5+class, there is a life science for kids. Research indicates that all children can learn science and should have the opportunity to become scientifically literate as early as possible. Effective science learning requires hands-on contact with materials, time to investigate and manipulate those materials and time to contemplate the results.