Math and science concepts, along with literacy, are fundamental. In addition, our Pre-K4 program prepares children for kindergarten through the incorporation of critical thinking, creativity, socialization and civic responsibility,
Prekindergarten 4’s learn literacy skills through a wide variety of books, narration, and storytelling, the exploration of phonics rules, geography, and social situations, in a stimulating, memorable and enjoyable manner. Students apply their understanding through vocabulary work, reading and decoding activities, language experience stories, and application tasks. Creativity and fine motor skills are fostered as children use writing utensils, as well as scissors and easels to begin drawing and dictating their thoughts. Quality literature is every present, and the classroom is home to a library.
Concrete, developmentally appropriate activities add further skills in numbers and operations. Our science studies are based on solid academic content, supported by advanced grade level field trips, in addition to field trips for observation and application. Science experiments assist children in developing critical thinking skills.
Workshop provides opportunities for analysis and communication within a framework of cooperation and socialization. The Prekindergarten 4 classroom contains its own computer lab where the students have scheduled daily time as well as optional time. The students are taught respectful and responsible technology skills, as well as terminology.
We also feel it is important for our Pre-K4 students to feel comfortable speaking in front of a class, talking to adults, and working out problems publicly (and with confidence). We schedule at least two opportunities for the class to perform on stage in front of a large audience of family and friends in order to facilitate and enhance these skills.
The Oak Grove Academy Pre-K4 program is frequently recommended to parents by local private and public elementary school teachers, as the structure, thoroughness, and elevated curriculum, are considered exceptional. One example being that both student’s reading and math levels are typically first grade level (and in many cases, well beyond).
Your Oak Grove Academy graduate will be well versed in the Four Cs of 21st century learning. The Four Cs (or 4 Cs) are four skills that have been identified by the United States-based Partnership for 21st century skills (P21) as the most important skills required for 21st century education: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.