Our Pre-K teachers work with the Handwriting without Tears/Get Set for School program. This program is developmentally appropriate so that children develop a foundation for physical and social behavioral skills as well as language and number skills.
Children in Pre-K have a wide variety of skills. Some may have exceptional motor skills, while others may excel in socialization. We can’t assume that children will do well in all areas, which is why many of our activities (although specific to fostering early math, literacy, and writing skills) have social and motor components.
Our activities help children to develop self-concept, self-regulation, personal initiative, emotional understanding, and relationships with adults and peers. We want them to have positive self-esteem, learn to engage in classroom activities, transition appropriately, take initiative, understand feelings, and take turns sharing and playing with their friends.
I started bringing my son to Imagination Station a little over a year and a half ago. It was a large transition from a nanny to a larger group of children, but from the beginning it was very clear that the teachers were dedicated to every child in their class. At this time there were also a lot of uncontrollable changes going on in our lives and the consistency and love from everyone at Imagination Station really helped my son get through the transition. He has thrived in the toddler room, speaking well above his age level. His fine motor skills are always improving and he is constantly singing me songs he learned at school. Imagination station treats us like family when we walk in the doors and I leave him there knowing that he is going to be taken care of, taught new skills, learn to be creative, and loved. I am not fortunate enough to be able to say home with my son, but am very grateful that he goes to Imagination Station, our home away from home.”