WACCC has three Preschool classrooms. Each classroom focuses on School Readiness skills in preparation for Kindergarten. Each classroom is licensed for twenty children, with a 1:10 ratio. Preschool curriculum intentionally touches on each child's strengths and weaknesses, continuously building their skills in literacy, math, science, language, physical/motor development, and social-emotional competencies. WACCC strongly believes that our preschool students learn the best through play.
A typical day in the preschool classroom includes opportunities for:
- Physical Development - Fine Motor Skills through the use of such materials as puzzles and play dough & Gross Motor Skills by running, jumping, climbing, and dancing.
- Social Development - By playing with one another children learn how to respect others and work together. Teachers assist children in building friendships, develop social skills, and problem solving/conflict resolution.
- Emotional Development - Teachers help children recognize and identify their feelings, build empathy for others, mange their own emotions, and gain self-confidence.
- Language and Literacy Development - Through listening, talking, reading, writing, and signing children improve their communication and comprehension skills.
- Cognitive Development - As children are given opportunities to explore, ask questions, make decisions, problem solve, and create they develop more complex thinking skills.
Play to Learn Program
Our Play to Learn Program is available for children ages 3 and 4 years old whose parents do not require full day care, but want their children to have a positive early childhood educational experience prior to entering kindergarten. Embedded within our full day preschool program, children will have the opportunity to participate in circle time, center-based free play, gross motor time, and a family style lunch with their classmates. A perfect time for children to learn, play, and socialize with peers.