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.
In Specials, children are introduced to Spanish, music, art, and physical education. Children attend weekly storytime 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.
- Age range and cut off: 3 years old to 4 years old. Must be 3 years old by September 30th.
- School hours: Classes start at 8:25am and dismisses at 2:40pm.
- Classroom size: 16 students
- Student to Faculty ratio: 8:1
All children must be fully potty trained and able to take care of their own toileting needs. We ask that parents send a set of lookalike uniform clothing in the case of an accident.
Preschool students have a one-hour nap time
The children bring their own blankets and are also allowed to have a little cuddle friend for nap time
Preschool has thematic, center-based programs with a balance of academics and indoor/outdoor free play time.