Woodland Hill Preschool teaches through play-based learning. Activities are largely child-initiated which encourages selfmotivation. This helps them to develop decision-making and problem-solving skills. Academics are taught by weaving literacy, math, and science into all areas of the classroom. Teachers enhance academic skills through theme-based activities that are incorporated throughout the classroom. Circle-time is an important time of the day when the children come together for stories, music, and other activities that are teacher-directed.
Music is an important part of the daily routine at Michigan Tech Preschool. Children sing daily as a group and perform a music program for parents in December. In the spring, the preschool holds an art show to highlight the children's art created throughout the semester.
Classes run for two semesters. At full enrollment, two sessions are held each day. While every effort is made to accommodate requested schedules, Michigan Tech Preschool reserves the right to cancel sessions or reassign students based on estimated enrollment.
3 Yr. Old Classroom
Our curriculum for three-year-olds includes hands-on experiences with the alphabet, geometric shapes, colors, and themes that include five senses, animals, seasons, and holidays. In addition to enriching science activities, show-and-tell, and daily art projects, three-year-old classes are limited to 14 students to keep the student:teacher ratio at 7:1 or less.
To be eligible for enrollment, children need to be three years old by December 1st of the school year. Children must be toilet-trained before school begins.
4 Yr. Old Classroom
The four-year-old class at Michigan Tech Preschool helps children gain kindergarten readiness skills and provides opportunities for socialization and fun. The four-year-old curriculum includes a variety of literacy and number experiences, hands-on science activities, cultural learning, daily art projects, and painting. Children have an opportunity to share with the group during show-and-tell time. Near the end of the school year, the four-year-old class member will take a school bus ride to the area elementary schools and meet the principals.
Four-year-old classes are limited to 18 students to keep the student:teacher ratio at 9:1 or less. To be eligible for enrollment, children need to be four years old by December 1st of the school year.
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