Preschool 2 builds on the foundations established in Preschool 1. As the children are older and approaching kindergarten age, additional emphasis on preacademics is woven into the curriculum. Our primary focus, however, remains on developmentally appropriate play-based early childhood education that is engaging, creative and inspires a love of learning.
The Pre 2 room has a maximum of 24 children who start when they are about 4 years old. A minimum ratio of 1 staff member per 12 children is maintained at all times. We also have additional staff from 9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. and 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. daily to allow more individualized care for the children.
Our preschool programs are developed around a theme for each week. These themes include topics such as seasons, holidays, numbers, animals, health and safety, etc. Throughout each day of the week, activities will be planned using emotional, physical, social and cognitive skills. The use of a theme will aid the children in tying the activities of the week together. Preschool 2 differs from Preschool1 in that the curriculum is customized for older children who have longer attention spans and who are developing the ability to make more complex choices.
Although we have preacademic activities throughout the day, academic achievement is not pushed in our classrooms. We want learning to occur naturally as the children explore and experience the environment around them.
The children will be able to learn and work at their own individual pace. They will be given activities that are at their level of development. We want each child to be academically and behaviorally prepared for kindergarten. We want them to be challenged and to experience success. When they leave Stepping Stones, they will have a positive self-image, secure foundation for learning and a motivation to increase their knowledge.
Download the Parent Handbook for additional detailed information about all the classrooms at Stepping Stones.
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1100 Wakarusa Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66049
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