Pre-Kindergarten (4 - 5 years old)
Thank you to all the families that joined us for our family night of science fun! The Pre-Kindergarten children were fascinated by the science experiments they participated in such as "elephant toothpaste" and "fizz, bubble, pop"!
Every kid is a SMART kid – that’s the philosophy behind everything we do at Tutor Time. At this age, the Tutor Time® LifeSmart™ curriculum builds on your child’s cognitive, social and emotional needs in preparation for the kindergarten classroom. Aligned with standards set forth by national accrediting associations, this curriculum cultivates all the ways children are smart. Want proof? A recent kindergarten preparedness study showed that children in our program made substantial gains in development and had the necessary skills to enter and excel in kindergarten.
Lessons are designed to ensure that children grasp concepts in ways that are most meaningful to them. Classrooms include learning centers designed around these “smarts” to encourage independent discovery. So in addition to the 3 Rs, your child will learn to love learning.
Meet our Pre-K teachers in Shelton
Team member since October 2009
I am a LifeSmart Teacher in Tutor Time’s Pre-K Classroom. Currently, I am double majoring at Housatonic Community College in Nursing and Early Childhood Education. I especially enjoy creating learning opportunities for the children through music, art and sensory activities. The most important experience for a child is to feel special and I help make that happen every day. In my spare time I enjoy being with my niece and nephew as well as reading and shopping.
Team member since September 2009
I am the Pre-K Teacher at Tutor Time. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from SCSU plus a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of New Haven. What I like most about working in child care is watching the children's progress and growth, seeing them show their individual creativity in a place where they know they can feel safe and loved. I especially enjoy reading the stories that go along with the Tutor Time Creating Character program. During my spare time, I like to shop, go the the beach and spend time with family and friends.
Example of a Pre-Kindergartner’s Day…
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.