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Programs

For Toddlers – Kindergarten

School Programs

Toddler Program

Ages 2-3

Our Toddler Program is developed for students who will be turning two by the end of October to mid-November.  Birth through the age of three is the most critical learning years for children. Our staff is trained to provide your child with emotional and social support to enhance your child’s development. Your child’s first exposure to school should be a warm, loving, and stimulating experience. We have developed the perfect program that will foster a strong foundation for learning, growing, and developing. In addition to our extensive Science, Computers, Music & Movement, and Physical Education programs, the following are some of the highlights of Park Shore’s Toddler Program.

  • Stimulating and friendly environment supplied with hands-on materials that will help our Toddlers gain control of their large and small motor skills
  • Exposure to thematic units where colors, shapes, and numbers will all be incorporated into a learning experience
  • Introduction to the alphabet through Art and Music
  • Daily Circle Time will highlight numbers and counting
  • Use of a variety of art materials to encourage creativity and expand the imagination
  • Robotics, Computers, Earth, Physical and Life Sciences in our STEAM Science Center
  • Physical development and fun in our Physical Education classes and on our playgrounds and fields
  • Learning through structured and free play
  • Focus on social and emotional growth
  • Fostering independence while also promoting group play

Three-Year-Old Program

Ages 3-4

Park Shore’s three-year-old program consists of basic skill development while improving and encouraging beginning learning habits.  Three-year-olds have big growth spurts physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually. This year your child will begin to work cohesively in a social and interactive group. In addition to our extensive Science, Computers, Music & Movement, and Physical Education programs, the following are some of the highlights of Park Shore’s Three-Year-Old Program.

  • Circle Time: calendar, weather, and sharing time
  • Language Skill Development
  • Concentration on Pre-Reading and Writing skills
  • Use of colors, shapes, and numbers to help create and enforce thematic units
  • Sequencing patterns and numbers are incorporated to enhance learning and conceptualize pre-math skills
  • Science Program utilizing cutting-edge technology such as robotics and hands-on experiments in our new STEAM Science Center
  • Advanced education in Coding, Robotics, Engineering, and Earth, Physical and Life Science
  • Experiences in our onsite “Cave” featuring marine touch tanks and aquariums
  • Reinforcement of thematic units in Park Shore’s Music and Computer Programs
  • Pre-reading and writing skills are cultivated and nurtured
  • Monthly Author studies help students discover the many different writing techniques that books and stories have to offer
  • Weekly experiences in our “SEE” Enrichment Program
  • American Sign Language and Spanish
  • Physical Education teacher will provide skill-building activities that will foster large and small group games as well as individual attention

Pre-K Program

4-Year-Olds

Our Pre-K Program expands and builds upon our earlier programs. What sets our Pre-K Program apart from other programs is extensive. Our literacy goals and objectives are increased to a level that will give our students an advantage as he or she enters Kindergarten. In addition to our extensive Science, Computers, Music & Movement, and Physical Education programs, the following are some of the highlights of Park Shore’s Pre-K Program.

  • Word building and decoding common sight words and high-frequency words
  • Reading, writing and phonemic sounds will help our students to form text and comprehend stories, as well as verbal and written instructions
  • Focus on how to communicate in writing as well as illustrating ideas
  • Monthly Author studies help students discover the many different writing techniques that books and stories have to offer
  • Set goals so that our students are able to work independently as well as in group settings
  • Incorporate an environment that will manifest critical thinking problems, reasoning skills, and verbal communication
  • Learn how to comprehend multi-step instructions, social collaborative skills, organize their work, and be responsible for Kindergarten ready skills
  • Social Studies: Exposure to history, geography, and community through books, technology, and hands-on experiences
  • Math: Understanding of number formation through Addition, Subtraction, Sequencing, and Statistics
  • Build self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and the ability to structure language as a tool to learn
  • Advanced education in Robotics, Coding, Engineering, and Earth, Physical and Life Science in our Extreme STEAM Science Center
  • Experiences in our onsite “Cave” featuring marine touch tanks and aquariums
  • Weekly experiences in our “SEE” Enrichment Program
  • American Sign Language and Spanish
  • Physical Education teacher will provide skill-building activities that will foster large and small group games as well as individual attention

Kindergarten Program

Ages 5-6

FUNDAMENTALS

Reading and Writing Program

Park Shore’s balanced Literacy Program in Kindergarten combines the use of reading aloud, shared and guided reading, as well as independent reading. The program enables each child to work with his/her teacher on a one to one basis using leveled readers. Our literacy program begins with an appreciation for good literature. Once this is accomplished, the teaching strategies include phonics, grammar skills, as well as reading strategies. The writing aspect of the program shadows the reading program with modeled or interactive writing, shared writing, guided writing, and finally, independent writing. Our goal at Park Shore is to ensure that our students receive a strong foundation that will guide them on a path to be proficient readers, writers, speakers, and to be lifelong learners.

Handwriting Without Tears

The Handwriting Without Tears Program is a wonderful penmanship, as well as a letter and number formation tool that we institute at Park Shore. Gray block paper is supplemental to the workbook and is instrumental in engaging the children in the repetition that is needed to succeed with handwriting skills. The program is designed so that the letters are taught with height, size, and a common number of strokes that are required to form certain letters. For example, the letters E, F, L, etc. are taught in succession with one another. The children are able to see the connection more clearly and can, therefore, remember the proper order of the formation of each letter.

Envisions Mathematics Program

Park Shore’s Kindergarten Envisions Mathematics Program teaches our children the concept behind mathematics with the use of manipulatives. This hands-on approach to learning will prepare our students to calculate problems by listening for mathematical vocabulary words, as well as by understanding what numbers represent. Each newly taught skill builds on the previously learned material. The road to success in today’s mathematical instruction is to be guided through the process of conceptualizing the use of numbers and how we can apply them in real-life situations.

History Alive

Our Social Studies Program at Park Shore entitled, History Alive, teaches the children about community, neighborhoods, as well as different cultures. The private school environment enables us to expand on these Kindergarten mandated programs, by introducing the Seven Continents, Global Warming, different types of weather patterns, and a full unit on the Rainforest. At Park Shore, our goal is to expose the children to as much information and experiences as they are able to absorb. This makes for a more enriched program that will help our children to become more well rounded.

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