Pre-K

M-F 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Ages 3 1/2 to 5 years old

We offer our PreK classroom for two age groups: PreK1 with children from 3 ½ to 4 ½ years old, and PreK2 for children 5 years old.

In the Kids First Academy PreK1 class, emphasis is placed on developing desirable social skills, developing positive attitudes about themselves and their classmates, following directions, and mastering the developmental tasks that will prepare your child for PreK2.

Some of the developmental skills for this group age are:

  • State own name and age
  • Identify simple shapes
  • Catch a large ball
  • Hop on one foot
  • Dress self
  • Take care of toilet needs

In the PreK2 (5 years old) classroom we exceed the Ohio standard for learning. Your child will also learn the basics to help them excel into Kindergarten. We focus on academics learned in Kindergarten such as the ability to write one’s name, letter and number recognition, problem solving, reading and basic math skills.

Teachers at this classroom observe and help children to accomplish milestones as:

  • Speak in a moderate indoor voice
  • Follow simple three-step directions
  • Use 4-5 words in a sentence
  • Be still and listen to an entire story
  • Alternate feet when walking up and down stairs
  • Cut on a line with scissors
  • Play well with other children, listen, take turns
  • Perform self- tasks independently (brush teeth, wash hands, feed, toilet needs)

Typical PreK Daily Schedule

6:30 am – 8:30 am
Welcome/Free play

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Breakfast

8:30 pm – 9:30 am
Centers/Small Group Activity

9:30 am – 9:45 pm
Circle time

9:45 am – 10:45 am
Centers/Small group activity

10:45 am – 11:00 am
Story time/Large group activity

11:00 am – 11:30 pm
Motor room/Outdoor play

11:30 pm – 12:00 pm
Lunch

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Naptime

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Snack time/Reading

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Centers/Small group activity

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Motor room/Outdoor play

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Combine school age/Free play

Teachers

Ms. Anna

Lead Prekindergarten 2 Teacher

Ms. Jessica

Lead Prekindergarten 1 Teacher

Kids First Academy

Ages: Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, PreK, School Age
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm

Kids First Academy is a Childcare, Preschool and Early Childhood Education Center where we focus on the development of the whole child (social, emotional, cognitive, physical and creative) using a philosophy of learning through play. Our mission is to Shape Bright Little Minds stimulating, encouraging and guiding them through this process.

All caregivers receive continuous training and education during the year and are certified in CPR, First Aid, Communicable Diseases and Child Abuse.

Our facility provides outdoor playgrounds, gross motor (gym) room, spacious classrooms and a variety of educational materials.

Balanced meals are offered based on the Food Program (breakfast, lunch, snack).

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