Preschool & Pre-K

PRESCHOOL

We begin nurturing children in preschool at the age of two and a half. The students experience a variety of developmentally appropriate activities during the day. Each activity is designed to allow children to explore and experience their environment. Learning social skills and developing independence are important components to development at these ages. Consideration is given to the individual child in an attempt to meet their needs in a loving and supportive atmosphere of learning.

Weekly enrichment classes include music and campus library visitation.
FOA Preschool/PreK is peanut free.


PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Designed to prepare four and five year olds for entering kindergarten, Foothill Oaks Academy has set the following objectives for our prekindergarten students.

In preparation for the wonderful experience of reading:
  • Learn upper and lower case letters by sight
  • Become familiar with the sounds that letters make
  • Be able to rhyme words
  • Know the meaning of different prepositions such as below, beside, under, over, etc.
  • Work from left to right
  • Describe pictures, actions or activities using words and sentences
To develop oral and written language:
  • Use complete sentences
  • Able to look at a picture and predict outcome and feelings
  • Express ideas clearly
  • Use words rather than actions to express displeasure
  • Learn to print first name using upper and lower case letters
  • Develop small muscle coordination by: cutting, pasting, drawing coloring, painting, tracing patterns.
  • Write letters and numbers as developmentally appropriate.
  • Understand days of week and the concept of a monthly calendar
  • Expand and increase receptive and spoken language
To prepare for math concepts:
  • Classify objects by color, size, shape and common use
  • Identify position of objects as well as size
  • Count zero to twenty
  • Recognize and write zero to twenty
  • Connect sequential numbers in a dot- to- dot worksheet
  • Understand the concept of more, less and equal
  • Compare weight, length and height
  • Identify geometric shapes – circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and oval
  • Understand patterns and predict the next shape or color in a given pattern
Weekly Prekindergarten enrichment classes include French, PE, Music, computer, and campus library visitation.
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