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BBELC offers a Prekindergarten curriculum to help prepare them for every aspect of Kindergarten. This curriculum is used with children turning 5 in the winter months and also with children that decide to enter Kindergarten at the age of 6.

Teachers work with children to achieve goals in the following areas:

Approaches to Learning
Social/Emotional Development
Language, Literacy and Communication
Physical Development and Health
Mathematics
Creative Arts
Science and Technology
Social Studies
Written Language/Handwriting

Below are some of our Pre-K Goals for the year

BASIC WRITING SKILLS
* Continuing to write letters, numbers, and basic words
* Writing on lined paper
* Writing sentences

BASIC READING SKILLS
* Sounding out letters
* Rhyming
* Blending sounds to read small words
* Sight words

BASIC MATH AND SCIENCE SKILLS
*Simple addition/subtraction
* Simple weight/measurement
* Time
* Money

INDEPENDENCE
* Opening food items by themselves
* Dressing themselves and trying to zipper their own jackets
* Packing their belongings up at the end of the day (folders, lunch boxes, sheets, etc)

HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS

Preschool 1

All our Preschool and Pre-K classes take part in a fun, hands-on school readiness program. This program focuses on three core learning areas which are readiness and writing, language and literacy and numbers and math.

Throughout the year, using Handwriting Without Tears the children will learn important pre-writing and letter recognition skills.