Preschool

The daily adventures continue into preschool, and with them come the steppingstones for a lifetime of learning with Pleasant Hill Academy’s Preschool Curriculum.

Our goal is to help equip your child for the challenges ahead. Supporting each child during this time of  life helps to instill a sense of confidence and accomplishment allowing and highlighting daily successes.

We offer Educational Preschool, NOT daycare!

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We offer a wide variety of preschool programs for children ages 2-4. We are pleased to be able to offer both full and part-time programs, as we understand that every family has unique needs.

Preschoolers are continuing their learning adventure with a desire to do things on their own and make new discoveries. That’s why we’ve designed our Preschool Program to fulfill the preschool mind.

Our standards-based Preschool Curriculum is divided into weekly, theme-based units. We introduce Words of the Week to strengthen and increase vocabularies and develop character. Group exercises, as well as individual skills practice, compliment your child’s developmental growth and provide him with many opportunities to explore his personal interests.  We work with children to  develop strong, positive character traits and boost self-esteem in every child.

Growing Minds, Growing Up

As children enter preschool, the Pleasant Hill Academy Curriculum shifts to accommodate a more planned structure, preparing preschoolers for the academic schedules they’ll soon find in elementary school.

The Preschool Curriculum includes:

  • Child-directed learning allows preschoolers to process and self-regulate their own decisions.
  • Language, physical, and cognitive development focus on learning curves needed for developmental milestones.
  • Small group activities are planned for every child throughout each day.
  • Literacy and writing activities are age-appropriate and provided daily.
  • Activities and music balance learning and fun.
  • Emotional and social development takes place with peers and teachers.
  • Planned outdoor activities are provided for physical fitness and development.
  • Daily enrichment activities encourage imaginative and creative play.
  • Digital Progress reports inform parents of children’s daily accomplishments.
  • Weekly Music and Mandarin Chinese lessons.
  • Decision-making skills support growing minds.

Our Advanced Approach

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Each day at Pleasant Hill Academy, children spend their time exploring, learning, and accomplishing new skills. The value of “playtime” should not be underestimated in a preschool learning environment.  Teachers at Pleasant Hill Academy understand that as children work and play in well-designed learning stations, they learn to make good choices because there is purpose in their play.

Your child learns critical developmental skills in each of our learning stations. Here are just a few examples of what each learning center offers your preschool child.

  • ABC Center – letter recognition, literacy development and memory skills
  • Construction Center – Architecture, vocabulary, eye-hand coordination and cooperation
  • Pretend & Learn Center – Social skills, self-confidence, and respect
  • Library & Listening Center – Listening skills, word recognition and oral language skills
  • Writer’s Corner – Hand/Eye coordination, name recognition and self-expression
  • Math & Science Center – Classification, sequencing, problem solving, exploration and prediction
  • Creativity Center – art exploration, imagination and awareness
  • Sensory Center – Fine Motor skills, measuring, and creativity
  • Fine Motor Center – Fine Motor skills, manipulation and coordination
  • Gross Motor Center – Listening, teamwork and patterning
  • Technology Center – Classroom and individual activities that promote basic computer skills

As Preschool children grow through the levels of our curriculum, Pleasant Hill Academy keeps in mind the essential “Learn through Play and Repetition” philosophy. Preschoolers need encouragement and praise as they learn to share, problem-solve, and respect their parents, teachers, and peers. That’s just another reason why a solid foundation, beginning with a loving environment, is essential for every child’s success.

Multiple Learning Areas – promote play in various areas of interest

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