Pre-Kindergarten (4 - 5 years old)
The Pre-K classroom at Tutor Time Child Care of Shelton is designed to help your child make significant developmental gains, like communicating successfully, and working well both independently and in groups. Our state of the art Life Smart Curriculum in conjunction with our highly trained teachers will prepare your child for Kindergarten and their school years to come.
In Tutor Time Child Care of Shelton’s Pre-K Program you will find:
• Built in Literacy Program focusing on vocabulary development, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, print awareness, and alphabet knowledge which sets the foundation for reading.
• Multicultural Education Programs featuring Mandarin Chinese and Spanish instruction and celebrations.
• Building character developing skills through our “Creating Character Program.”
• Grow Fit Program, which promotes physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.
• Brigance Kindergarten Screening, allowing the teachers to mark the child’s development and set goals for meeting educational milestones.
• A safe and secure facility, with a biometric fingerprint system and security cameras with a large screen viewing monitor.
• A schedule that is flexible, providing part time and full time scheduling option.
Aligned with standards set forth by national accrediting associations and the Common Core State Standards the Life Smart Curriculum cultivates the way children learn best. It gives the children the tools they need to grow and develop into the leaders of tomorrow.
6:30 – Arrival
Pre-Kindergarten children and families are greeted with hugs as they arrive. Pre-Kindergarten children explore the learning centers and engage in hands-on activities set up for morning arrivals.
9:00 – Morning Circle Time
This first Circle Time of the morning focuses on one of the eight “smarts”.
9:30 – Morning Snack
Pre-Kindergarten children are offered a nutritious morning snack.
10:00 – Playground
Pre-Kindergarten children have the opportunity to exercise and develop their large muscles, which is and important component of our “Fitness for Life” program
10:30 – Active Investigation Time/Art and Sensory
Pre-Kindergarten children have the opportunity to explore and interact with materials in the learning centers. During this time children have self-directed experiences, write in their journals and are engaged in small group activities with the Pre-Kindergarten teacher.
11:30 – Hands-On Math
Pre-Kindergarten children use manipulatives to develop their fine motor skills and explore early math concepts.
12:15 – Lunch
Pre-Kindergarten children prepare for a nutritious lunch.
1:00 – Rest Time
Pre-Kindergarten children enjoy a little rest after a busy day full of educational and stimulating activities.
2:30 – Afternoon Snack
Pre-Kindergarten children are offered a nutritious afternoon snack.
3:00 – Hands-On Science/Small Group Activity
Pre-Kindergarten children and teachers use a variety of science materials to encourage exploration and discovery.
4:00 – Playground
Pre-Kindergarten children have the opportunity to exercise and develop their large muscles, which is and important component of our “Fitness for Life” program.
4:30 - Circle Time/Music and Movement
Pre-Kindergarten children are focusing on Tutor Time’s features such as: fitness for life, word of the month, creating character, and big book/little reader. Pre-Kindergarten children strengthen their gross motor skills as they dance, hop, jump, and move to different types of music
5:15 – Sharing Our Stories/Language and Literacy
Pre-Kindergarten children and teachers share stories and conversations to encourage language development.
6:00 – End of the Day
Pre-Kindergarten children engage in developmentally appropriate activities as families arrive. Teachers give preschoolers hugs as they leave for the day.
Read more about our Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum, or read concrete data about how our program provides children with the developmental and educational skills needed for a successful transition into kindergarten and beyond.
Pre-Kindergarten Education in Shelton
The Pre-Kindergarten program offered at the Shelton Tutor Time in Connecticut is wonderful for parents in Shelton, Derby, Stratford, Trumbull, and Oxford.