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DIVERSE LEARNING

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Preschool 2

Older twos and young threes are naturally inquisitive and very busy, and they are also a joy to teach! Our teachers plan a creative, interactive, and fun curriculum for our Preschool 2 classes. It is our goal to expand your child’s imagination and help him or her develop through activities that address all learning domains. We engage preschoolers in their first classroom learning experience through a variety of activities.

Children must be 2.5 by September 5th. Students should be well on their way to being fully potty trained by September. 

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Preschool 3

Three-year-olds are special! They are transitioning from parallel to interactive play, and their language capacity is blossoming. They are becoming much more mobile and learning to show genuine affection and concern for their peers.

 

Three-year-olds are no longer toddlers, yet are not ready for a rigorous Pre-K program. BPC Preschool educators understand that three-year-olds' cognitive, physical, and social skills are significantly unique from other ages. Their language and understanding of the world are rapidly developing. We help them grow in these areas while also helping them feel comfortable in a classroom setting away from their caregivers. 

 

Children must be 3 by September 30th and Restroom Independent.

Preschool 4

BPC Preschool is excited to offer this new program for the 2023-2024 school year! Preschool 4 will meet three afternoons a week and is ideal for four-year-olds who will have their first preschool experience or plan to have an extra year before kindergarten.

Our Preschool 4 program focuses on Social-Emotional Learning and gaining experience in a classroom environment. 

Children learn to take turns, make choices, recognize limits, try new activities, follow directions and feel comfortable in a classroom away from their parents. They also will learn to use art as a form of expression, develop large and fine motor skills, build language and literacy skills, and develop math and science concepts via hands-on exploration.

Preschool 4 students must turn 4 by December 31st.

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Pre-K

Four-year-olds are ready for more challenging activities and opportunities to exercise their emerging literacy skills in preparation for kindergarten. Our teachers know that children this age learn best when the activities are meaningful and intentional. They plan for an environment that engages the whole child and is informed by the student's interests.

Emerging literacy development is supported through various opportunities for listening, talking, writing, and sharing stories. Fine motor skills are improved using pencils, scissors, small manipulatives, and art materials. We foster curiosity through multiple senses, books, music, science experiments, comparing, sorting, categorizing, and beginning graphing. 

 

Children learn beginning math skills through counting, creating sets, and identifying shapes. Observing the world around them helps children learn to exercise their scientific eyes.

 

We will continue to grow in our social skills by helping others and being part of a group. The emphasis is that children will work towards gaining the independence necessary for Kindergarten readiness.

PK students must be 4 by September 31st.

 

Transitional Kindergarten

Also new to Burke Presbyterian Preschool for the upcoming school year is Transitional Kindergarten. TK is a program designed for children who either narrowly miss the cut-off for public kindergarten or is taking an extra year before entering formal school. After completion in Transitional Kindergarten, parents will have the option of enrolling their child in public Kindergarten or First Grade.

 

The class is taught by a veteran FCPS Kindergarten teacher of 13 years. The curriculum closely aligns with that of FCPS; however, the small class size and teacher-to-student ratio allow for much more in-depth individualized instruction and hands-on learning and exploration. 

Children must be 5 by December 31st, and all enrollment is at the director's discretion. 

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Full Day Preschool

Full Day Preschool is an enrollment option for all age levels. The full school day in 2023-2024 will be from 9:00 - 3:30. A part of our mission as a ministry of Burke Presbyterian Church is to offer the highest quality early education at an affordable rate. We hope that providing an extended day will make our preschool program accessible to families who otherwise could not participate.

Learning doesn't stop in the afternoon! All children in Extended Day bring a packed lunch to school and have extra time for outdoor play and a quiet period or nap for those who still rest. The rest of the afternoon is formatted as the "specials" classes your child will experience when entering school. Each day children experience a different special: P.E., STEM, Creative Arts, Library, and Multi-Cultural Exploration. It has been a pleasure to share the children's delight in these activities!

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