Las Vegas Day School preschool is a well-balanced and comprehensive program that provides our children with a solid foundation for future academic success. The program concentrates on the complete social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of the three-year-old child.
Socially and emotionally, the children learn the importance of sharing and taking turns. At the same time, we lay the foundations for decision making, following routines, and understanding multi-step directions. The program encourages both individual, shared, and group activities that promote listening skills and cooperation with others. Children learn to follow class rules for safe and proper behavior in the classroom and on the playground. Each child is treated respectfully and is encouraged to treat others in the same manner. Social interaction and language expansion are encouraged through the use of activity centers and free play. Emphasis is also placed on the development of self-help skills, including good hygiene and health habits.
Cognitive development in preschool involves the children learning to recognize and write their name, and identify uppercase and lowercase letters along with the letter sound. Children are also introduced to numbers and number words from 0-20, basic colors, and shapes. The complete, theme-based curriculum integrates pre-reading and literature, beginning writing skills, math, social studies, and science using both teacher instruction and learning centers. All lessons are developed to introduce academic concepts and build upon the individual child’s skills and knowledge.
Physical development of large and small motor skills is essential to the preschool program. Large motor skills are developed using music, rhythm and movement, exercise, group games, and outdoor play. Small motor skills are developed through pre-writing, cutting, coloring, clay, and crafts that also enhance creativity.
Children are introduced to enrichment specials including Spanish, music, art, and physical education. Children attend weekly story time in our library.
Las Vegas Day School Preschool creates an environment that nurtures, encourages, and motivates each child to develop lifelong learning skills. This is achieved through hands-on experience and play-based activities along with educational, age-appropriate academics.