Preschool & Child Care
At Jordan Alexander’s we have two preschool classes, each having a teacher to student ratio of 1 to 10.
The Friendly Fish class is dedicated to children between 2½ – 3 ½ years while the Jungle Jammers class is for 3½ to 4½ year-old children.
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Child care and Preschool at Jordan Alexander’s is designed to foster a love for experiential-based learning in each of our two preschool classrooms. Each of our preschool classrooms operates in a slightly different manner due to individual teacher philosophies, classroom management styles, and abilities and skills of the children in each classroom. Each classroom plans for large and small group learning opportunities addressing the various learning domains during center-based activities, while still incorporating free-play opportunities.
Preschool Curriculum Focus
Social & Emotional Development
- Creating an awareness of cause-and-effect relationships to determine how actions affect responses in both, the inanimate and “real” world
- Incorporating activities with time constraints, which assists with self-regulation skills, especially during transitional times
- Building relationships that allow children the opportunity to please (i.e. be helpful to) peers and adults, and gain a sense of self-acceptance in a group
Cognitive Development (Literacy, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies)
- Providing activities that allow for comparison, such as those related to size and color, guessing games that incorporate numerical concepts such as “how many?”
- Introducing the concept of “listening to learn”
- Providing opportunities to discover where a child is in his/her individual development, and tailor curriculum to address strengths and areas benefiting from improvement
Development of Creativity
- Inciting a child’s curiosity, stimulating excitement and a desire to participate and have their voice be heard
- Allowing children to imitate the world as they see it in regards to classroom exploration with opportunities for spontaneous play to emerge and evolve
- Providing opportunities for self-expression so children can undertake activities with enthusiasm and determination
Physical Health & Development
- Integrating fine motor skills throughout the day within play, creative, sensory, and cognitive-academic activities to develop self-help/independence skills,
- Encouraging whole body play to stimulate the senses with impromptu, planned, and child-driven/directed activities
- Promoting healthy body practices, such as those associated with physical activity choices, mental activity choices, and food/eating choices