Preschool III or Pre-K is the Cardinal class. It is a program for older 4 year olds who can manage a 4 or 5 day per week program. A 5 day per week program is available for 5 years olds who are choosing to delay their entry into Kindergarten. An extra year of growth is recommended for these children before entering the public kindergarten in order to enhance their social and emotional development. This program builds on the goals of both Preschool I and II programs and works on additional goals, including:
  • Development of attention span, comprehension, concentration, and ability to follow directions
  • Encourage self-confidence with classroom responsibilities, circle time discussion and free choice activities
  • Beginning letter-sound recognition
  • Beginning number concepts and understanding