Preschool

 

Rachel WilliamsRachel Williams – Preschool

Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education
Employed at Magic Moments since August 2014

“I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love teaching and seeing their faces brighten up when they finally “get it”. Teaching preschool is my love because the children are so eager to learn. Preschool is an important time for children to learn how to work in groups and independently. I strive to prepare children for the next step academically and socially. I enjoy working a Magic Moments because everyone works together as a team.”

Preschool is a time when children are making connections between what they know and what they are learning. As they leave the world of preschool and head towards kindergarten, children are learning to participate in routines, demonstrate ability to make decisions, and plan ahead. The Preschool classroom is designed to help your child make significant developmental gains, like communicating successfully, and working well both independently and in groups. Each day, teachers provide opportunities for independent discovery, cooperative learning, as well as, daily activities designed to help children continue to make decisions on their own and in the classroom. Our highly trained teachers will prepare your child for Kindergarten and develop a love of live long learning.

Learning centers for math, science, dramatic play, music, and creative art provide opportunities to balance both shared and independent learning experiences. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, and social skills. Add to this a healthy dose of running, jumping, and movement to keep them active.

Our Preschool Program Features

  • Activities and lessons that help prepare your child for kindergarten and school success
  • Small-group lessons focused on mathematics and literacy
  • Whole-group activities that help your child build an awareness of others and a sense of community
  • Hands-on experiences that encourage independent, scientific thinking skills, and creative learning
  • Portfolios that document growth and development through your child’s work
  • Regular teacher-family communication, including ways to connect your child’s learning at home

Conferences

Conferences with families and teachers will be formally scheduled yearly in December and in May, for those moving on to kindergarten in the fall. During these conferences, your teacher will review your child’s developmental progress reports and portfolio with you. It is important to attend these conferences so that parents and teachers can work together to make necessary adjustments to meet your child’s needs in the classroom and to achieve a smooth transition into the next stage of education.

 

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