Bridge Program (8:1 Ratio)

Writing Letters. Using Scissors. Counting to 100.
Writing Letters. Using Scissors. Counting to 100.

Ever wonder what to do with your young 4 year old?? His or Her Birthday is in the Summer and you just don’t know if he or she will be ready for Kindergarten. He or she may be mature enough, but not ready for the full day of sitting and working, or they may be ready for the work load, but socially need more time to mature. At The Playhouse Academy we have created a program specifically for children with birthdays falling during the late spring and early and late summer months! We call it our Bridge Class and it’s designed for those children who may need that extra year of Preschool before heading off to Kindergarten.
The curriculum in this room continues where our Pre-K class left off. We continue using hands on activities to help your child master our learning objectives. Bridge students review all uppercase and lowercase letters. They work on counting to 100 and number recognition to 30. They continue working on writing their first and last names. They will be cutting out their own work, lacing, sorting by color, shape, size, and other categories. Our Bridge program continues to work on rhyming, patterning, opposites, and more. We review our sight words from Pre-K and introduce many new ones. While your child will be sitting for longer periods of time and doing more table work, we still leave time for play! We know that play is an important part of learning and we make sure it is part of the daily routine.
In addition to continuing the lessons learned in our Pre-K program, we incorporate learning of word families, Author studies, social studies, and more. Many times, children are academically ready for Kindergarten but socially they could use an extra year. We assure you that your child will be challenged by our Bridge Program and they will not be bored. We strive to keep our ratios low so that we can differentiate our teaching to give each child what they need.