When choosing a pre-K program, look for signs that the school is employing best practices:
"Whatever happens in children's first educational experiences sets the stage for receptivity for what comes later - so if you inherit a nurturing and interesting environment in preschool, that's what school becomes for you"
Wenner Moyer, Melinda. "Getting Preschool Right." Scientific American Mind (March/April 2017: 26-24)
This is an un-parented program providing a supportive and nurturing environment for children to grow socially, intellectually, and emotionally at their own pace. Children must be three years old before their first day of school AND turn three on or before December 31 of the preschool year.
Tues/Thurs 9:15-11:30am (FULL) OR 1:00-3:15pm (limited space)
Three Year Old Program Information Sheet (PDF)
This program provides opportunities for learning and growth that are developmentally appropriate for four-year-olds. With the same play-based learning environment as the three year old program, it introduces new activities for creativity, fine motor skills for handwriting, and additional opportunities for independence and leadership. Children must turn four on or before December 31st of the preschool year.
Mon/Wed/Fri 9:15-11:30 (FULL) OR 1:00-3:15pm (limited space)
Four-Year Old Program Information Sheet (PDF)