Butterflies - Georgia Pre-K Program
We go above and beyond to create an inspiring safe early education childcare environment for our pre-kindergarten children.
Our Early Learning Academy comes to full bloom as Caterpillars leave their cocoons and spread their wings in our Pre-Kindergarten Programs. Pre-K models a typical grade school day by establishing a more organized environment, set start and end times, incorporating uniforms and an advanced curriculum that gives fours a head-start so that the transition to Elementary School happens with ease, confidence and academic readiness. Fours are the “big kids on campus” and we strive to make their senior year at ABC a memorable one.
Children that have participated in a Pre-K Program are more likely to show strengths in language, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavioral and emotional health – all of which are key to building a solid foundation for continued success through life’s learning experiences to come. We operate on a school-year calendar with a standards-based curriculum that assesses your child’s progress quarterly to ensure they are prepared for the routine and rigor of Kindergarten.
ABC offers a Free Kindergarten Program at the Midtown and Stockbridge location that’s sponsored by the Georgia Lottery. Participation is voluntary on a first come, first serve basis as Georgia’s Pre-K Program space is limited to a set number of available slots each school year. Both our Free and Private Pre-K Programs compliment your local school system and operates on a 6.5 hours daily schedule – 180 days of the calendar year. Standard school hours are 7:30AM – 2:30PM, however your child is invited to extend their learning day by registering for Before and After Care programs to accommodate your work schedule.
Social - Emotional
Teachers cuddle and spend one-on-one time with each baby so that they feel loved and begin to trust their environment. · Making friends and showing affection to others · Using body language, sounds and facial expressions to share their feelings · Showing separation anxiety
Physical Development and Wellness
🗣️Fours can recount experiences with great detail using their expanded vocabulary and sentence-forming skills. Unlike Tots and Preschoolers, their storytelling abilities come about in a structured stream of consciousness with a clear beginning, middle and end when presented. Fours vocabulary is more receptive and expressive, allowing them to communicate their ideas and needs articulately. Writing their names and reading become more proficient as we help them exercise their gained literacy skills in the classroom.
🧩Butterflies have reached new levels of independent thought and activity. Their memory is vivid, and they can come to conclusions by analyzing past experiences. Fours can strategize and plan when conducting themselves in more complex, multi-step projects like building and experimenting. Challenging activities are now completed with a greater focus, concentration and in-depth critical thinking skills as their brain function has advanced to a level that incorporates sequencing, symbolism and comparative analysis.
🧠The Pre-K Program is geared to stimulate fast-track cognitive development through the structured school day. Like grade school, fours spend an allotted amount of time on each of the core learning subjects and receive homework/assessments accordingly.
😍Bold Butterflies love to socialize and show off their talents. It’s common to catch your little one putting on “talent shows” and exhibiting their unique qualities. This shows their sense of self-worth, confidence and love. Fours understand authority and can show gestures of adoration, respect and appreciation for others. They have transitioned out of the “mine!” stage and are more willing to share and collaborate with peers. They understand community and how working toward the greater good collectively benefits all – which helps them understand the power in numbers.
🎨With more “wisdom” and recollection of past experiences, dramatic play and creative expression has developed into detailed works of art. Fours can manipulate multiple artistic mediums when creating, such as clay, paint, crayons, markers, etc. Since their mobility and balance has advanced, Butterflies can literally dance to the beat, choreograph their own moves and create a musical ambiance with almost anything they put their hands on. Butterflies are great actors and exercise their knowledge of community and family roles during dramatic play to stage their experiences and share them with family, friends and us!
⛹Fours are very flexible, fast and free with their movements. Their competitive nature comes into play as they are inclined to challenge others in races and outdoor games. This age group can endure longer feats of physical activity without tiring and need less help navigating themselves. Their growing independence boosts their ability to care and groom themselves with daily routines. They better understand health and nutrition although their sweet tooth prevails at times! We empower our Butterflies to make healthy lifestyle choices through physical activity, self-care and nutrition.
The best way to discover what makes us special is to see it firsthand! We provide engaging and interactive tours at our academy daily. You can schedule a tour via the link below. We look forward to meeting you soon and getting to know you and your child more!