Pre-Kindergarten | Minnieland Academy
Minnieland Academy’s Pre-Kindergarten Program provides the stepping stones to Kindergarten readiness.
Particular emphasis in the Pre-Kindergarten program is given to reading, writing and math readiness. Children participate in several group times throughout the day as they are introduced to the skills, experiences and concepts necessary to launch them into a successful school career.
Safe and secure learning environments
Interactive math and science
Age-appropriate activities and materials that encourage exploration and a love of learning
Distinctives of our Pre-kindergarten Program:
Developmentally Appropriate Learning
Items contained in the Virginia Milestones for Child Development and the Virginia Department of Education's Foundation Blocks for Early Learning are included in the curricula and assessment instruments used by the teachers. Our primary Pre-Kindergarten program curriculum source for teaching language and listening skills is More Story Stretchers. Children begin to recognize their name in written form and develop social skills through interaction. Math concepts are taught through the Count On Math curriculum, where children learn math skills by interacting with a variety of manipulative toys.
Parent conferences are scheduled in the fall and spring. However, parents are encouraged to visit the Pre-Kindergarten classroom and observe their child learning and having fun.
Our classrooms are designed for exploration enabling a child to build with blocks and other materials, pretend in the home living area, paint a masterpiece, and explore books. Coming together for music and songs, science, story time and poetry, these children develop confidence in being part of a group.