Preschool Readiness Enrichment Program (PREP) - Minnieland Academy
What PREP parents are saying:
"The teachers in the PREP classroom are patient, loving, encouraging and so helpful in our son’s development."
"Each day I am happy and feel so relieved that my son is in such competent hands in the three year old classroom. As a parent, I am elated that my son is learning not only cognitive skills, but more importantly to me, he is learning social skills. The teachers are helping him make childhood memories in a way that will enable him to be successful for many years to come."
Benefits of PREP
Our Preschool Readiness Enrichment Program, or PREP, will transition your three year old from a traditional early preschool experience to school readiness. Specially trained teachers will assist your preschooler with lessons that support self-help and friendship skills. Your child will be introduced to literacy, math, science and social studies with focused activities that call attention to letters and numbers.
Our Approach to Learning
The day begins with a morning message where students are introduced to our Big, Bold, Beautiful Word. Here, your child will know what to expect for the day’s learning as the teacher emphasizes the power of words to the preschool class. During facilitated learning centers, your child will be guided with inquiry-based learning techniques, so that he or she not only understands the questions, but also learns how to find the answers.
Technology & Foreign Language
Our PREP students learn to use technology as a resource tool as they participate in problem solving activities reinforcing their understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Your child will be exposed to Spanish as the language is incorporated throughout the day in songs and games to train the ear and the brain for additional language learning.
Social & Emotional Learning
Service learning and social studies projects will provide your child with an understanding of his or her community. Through these assignments, your child will learn that he or she can truly make a difference. Our social and emotional learning time will prepare your child to negotiate the larger group and class sizes later experienced in the kindergarten classroom. This time equips your child for subsequent educational experiences by helping him or her to learn to follow classroom rules, work with other children, and practice social skills.