Curriculum & Specialty Areas

For Toddlers – Pre-K

Extreme STEAM Science Center

Developing your mind for the future through STEAM

Welcome to Park Shore’s state-of-the-art STEAM Science Program, where we believe that learning is fun and aim to create excitement and wonder in the world of science for young learners. Our program offers a unique learning experience for preschoolers, encompassing science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).

Through high-end interactive experiments, robotics, engineering, life science, physical science, and coding, your child will have the opportunity to explore scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way. Our program is designed to encourage children to predict outcomes, draw conclusions, and communicate their findings verbally, promoting critical thinking skills.

In addition to interactive experiments, our program offers robotics and engineering activities that will challenge your child to think creatively and develop problem-solving skills, while hydroponics labs and a community garden will provide opportunities to learn alternative ways of growing food and caring for plants.

At Park Shore’s STEAM Science Program, our goal is to equip your preschooler with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving world. By exploring and discovering the wonders of STEAM education, we believe that we can help unlock your child’s full potential and foster a lifelong love of learning.

  • High-end interactive experiments will allow children to explore scientific concepts in a fun and engaging way. These experiments will encourage children to predict outcomes, draw conclusions, and communicate their findings verbally.
  • Robotics and engineering activities that promote creativity and problem-solving skills in your child. These activities will challenge your child to think critically and use their imagination to build and create things like robots and rockets.

NEW Hydroponics

The understanding of alternative ways of growing our food is an important lesson for the future of our boys and girls. Our all NEW hydroponic grow lab will enable all of our boys and girls to learn about this alternative way of growing our food with hands-on experiences. They will be able to experience how the water moves through the hydroponic system as they keep track of the plants they maintain.

NEW Community Garden

Our students will begin their journey by planting seeds in the winter. As they watch them grow and nourish them we will plant them in our community garden in the spring. They will learn how to garden and take care of our plants and see how we can get food from a simple seed! Tomatoes, zucchini, string beans, and many more plants will enable our boys and girls to work together to create a productive garden.

Computer Lab

Technology in Teaching and Learning

At Park Shore, we believe in integrating technology into the classroom to enhance the learning experience for your child. Our Computer Program uses iPads, laptops, and desktop computers to bring interactive, creative, and multi-dimensional learning experiences to your child. We were also one of the first preschools to implement SMART Board/Touch Screen technology. Here are some highlights of our current approach to technology in the classroom:

  • Integration with school curriculum: Our program is designed in tandem with the school curriculum to support and enrich the skills taught in the classroom. This ensures that your child’s computer education is aligned with their overall academic journey.
  • Supervised instruction: Our experienced instructors provide one-on-one guidance for using age-appropriate programs and Internet experiences in the classroom. This ensures that your child is using technology safely and responsibly.
  • Partner or independent work: We offer opportunities for your child to work with a partner or independently to reinforce computer skills they have already learned. This helps them build confidence and independence in using technology.
  • Wide range of virtual experiences: Our innovative and motivational approach to learning offers a wide range of virtual experiences that stimulate young minds. Your child will gain valuable technical skills that will help them succeed in their future academic and professional pursuits.

By incorporating technology into the classroom, we are able to provide a comprehensive computer program that prepares your child for the future. Our program encourages creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, while also teaching your child how to use technology safely and responsibly. We believe that this approach to technology in the classroom helps to create a well-rounded education that prepares your child for success in the 21st century.

Music & Art

Finding each student’s creative talents

At Park Shore, we believe in fostering creativity and self-expression in our students. That’s why we offer robust music and art programs that allow your child to explore their artistic interests and abilities. From music lessons to dramatic play and art experiences, our programs are designed to enhance your child’s social, emotional, creative, and physical development.

Here are some of the exciting things your child can expect to participate in as part of our music and art programs:

Music Program

  • Introduction to different styles of music and instruments
  • Thematic fingerplays to enhance large motor and listening skills
  • Connection to Spanish and Sign Language
  • Development of reasoning skills and cognitive development
  • Support for academic success in reading, math, and science

Art Program

  • Opportunities for self-expression through various art media
  • Encouragement of creativity, imagination, and self-confidence
  • Play acting in a safe and fun environment
  • Development of vocabulary and skills through arts and crafts
  • Access to our new outdoor art studio with large easels for creating masterpieces while enjoying the outdoors

Our music and art programs provide a fun and stimulating environment for your child to develop their creative talents and build their confidence. We believe that these programs are a crucial part of our curriculum, and we’re excited to offer them to our students.

NEW Art Studio

Our new outdoor art studio will be used on a regular basis. All of our boys and girls will be able to create their own masterpieces on large easels while enjoying the outdoors. 

Physical Education

Welcome to Park Shore’s exciting and dynamic Physical Education program! We believe that a child’s physical development is as important as their mental growth, and that’s why we’ve enhanced our program to give your child the best experience possible. Our gym program not only builds physical strength and motor skills but also fosters independence and confidence through a variety of sports and activities that will benefit them throughout their education. Here are some highlights of our program:

  • Our program introduces your child to a variety of sports including soccer, tennis, T-ball, basketball, and gymnastics.
  • We also offer fun and engaging activities like obstacle courses, aerobics, yoga, Tae Bo, and strength and conditioning training.
  • Our experienced instructors provide personalized guidance to ensure that your child is having fun and staying safe while building their physical abilities.
  • At Park Shore, we believe that physical activity is essential to creating strong bonds and friendships, which is why we foster camaraderie and teamwork through group activities and sports.

Your child will come away from our Physical Education program with not only enhanced physical abilities, but also with increased confidence, independence, and a lifelong love of exercise and movement.

  • Indoor Gym
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • T­Ball
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Aerobics & Yoga
  • Tae Bo
  • Obstacle Courses
  • Six Inflatable Bouncers
  • Strength & Conditioning Training
  • Indoor Ball Pit

NEW Sky Tykes Adventure Course

We are very excited to introduce our New SKY TYKES Extreme Sports activity which will create many hours of fun and enjoyment for our Preschool students. Our students will now be able to experience the thrill of climbing on a ropes course designed specifically for them.  This activity will enable our students to build their confidence while navigating the many exciting and challenging obstacles that are part of the Sky Tykes Experience. 

Balanced Literacy

Introducing your child to the world of reading and writing is an essential part of their academic journey, and at Park Shore, we take pride in our Balanced Literacy Program. Our comprehensive language arts acquisition program includes reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing components that are necessary for your child to master written and oral communication. We aim to create a genuine appreciation for good literature while teaching phonics, grammar skills, and comprehensive strategies that will support your child’s journey toward becoming proficient readers and writers. Here’s a glimpse of what your child can expect from our exciting and engaging Balanced Literacy Program:

  • Reading Aloud: We encourage reading aloud to help build a foundation for language and literacy development.
  • Shared Reading: Our shared reading experiences help to model reading behaviors and promote active engagement.
  • Guided Reading: Our guided reading sessions are designed to build reading skills through interactive lessons and targeted strategies.
  • Independent Reading: We foster a love for reading through independent reading, allowing your child to choose books that interest them and explore different genres.
  • Modeled or Interactive Writing: Our writing sessions include modeling or interactive writing to help your child understand the writing process and develop skills.
  • Shared Writing: We encourage collaborative writing sessions that allow your child to work with others and express their ideas.
  • Guided Writing: Our guided writing lessons aim to develop specific writing skills, such as punctuation, grammar, and spelling.
  • Independent Writing: We promote independent writing to encourage your child’s creativity and self-expression.

At Park Shore, our long-term goal is to provide your child with the skills and tools they need to become proficient readers, writers, and speakers. Our exciting Balanced Literacy Program supports lifelong learning, and we are dedicated to helping your child achieve their academic potential.

Library & Resource Room

Welcome to Park Shore’s Library and Resource Room, where your child’s imagination can take flight and learning is fun! Our library is more than just a room filled with books; it is a magical world of adventure and exploration for your child. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Hands-on experiences: Your child will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of exciting programs that help them learn through play, improving their coordination and understanding of cause and effect.
  • Abundant collection of materials: Our library is filled with an abundant collection of books, materials, puppets, games, and activities that are carefully selected to stimulate your child’s skills and awareness.
  • SmartBoard/Touch Screen technology: Our new interactive learning system is the latest in classroom technology, providing students of all ages the opportunity to explore websites, learn about shapes, colors, and the alphabet, and watch educational videos on a wide variety of topics.
  • State-of-the-art resources: Our complete library offers a collection of books, periodicals, videos, and DVDs that address and stimulate the reading awareness and skills of our students.
  • Engaging activities: Our students can enjoy hand puppets, manipulative toys, and games like puzzles and hands-on activities to help develop their small motor skills during their visits to the library two or three times a week.

At Park Shore, we believe that learning can be an adventure, and our Library and Resource Room is the perfect place for your child to explore the world of books and learning. We are dedicated to providing your child with an enriching experience that will foster a lifelong love of learning.

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