PreK in the Plaza
an academic kinder prep program
PreK in the Plaza
At Hola HP, we strive for your student to be ready for Kindergarten! Our PreK in the Plaza teachers, Natalie Phillips, Marny Blake, and Laura Rathjen, assess your student’s academic skill level, form leveled groups based on their results, and create meaningful learning customized to your student’s needs. Your student will no doubt enter Kindergarten with the utmost confidence. Our maximum 6:1 student to teacher ratio gives your student the attention he or she needs to bloom academically.
Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Learn is an extended day program offered Monday-Friday, to all children, ages 3-6, and runs from 12:00-2:00. The first 30 minutes is spent socializing while enjoying lunch brought from home. Each student is responsible for cleaning up, returning their lunchbox and water to their cubby and going to the bathroom. We teach and enrich these life skills. The next hour and half is spent doing academic large group activities together and also independent learning. Each student will experience working together and working alone or in small groups. The independent, self-paced, time allows students to chose the subject they feel like working on but is teacher-guided.
In October, December, February and April, PreK in the Plaza will offer a Saturday STEAM camp from 9:00-12:00pm. We welcome all students, ages 3-6 years old, to enjoy the fun, theme-filled morning!
What Your Child Will Learn with Us
Mastered Shapes - triangle, circle, square, rectangle, oval, star, rhombus, crescent and heart.
Mastered Colors - red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple, black, white, brown, pink, and grey.
Mastered Name Recognition –know full name and birthday, find name in print, identify all letters in name and verbally spell first name.
Identify Rhyming Words - essential for good phonological awareness skills.
Retell - simple stories in sequence.
Know Some Sight Words - I, like, the, and see, we, my, have, here, been, was…
Counting - rote count to 20, finger touch objects 1-10 with one-to-one correspondence.
Identify Numerals - 0-10 in random order.
Sort objects - according to their size, shape, quantity, and color.
Complete Patterns - AB/AABB
Eye Hand Coordination – able to toss and catch without dropping.
Separate from Parents - students who are happy and comfortable in a school setting are off to a great start.
Verbalize Wants and Needs - ask questions and able to solve problems without aggression.
Comprehension - able to listen and follow 2-3 step directions.
Share – materials/manipulatives with peers and clean up after themselves.
Self-Dress - be able to put on their own coats, socks, shoes, and button their own pants.
Independent in the Bathroom - must handle their own clothes, wipe themselves, flush, and wash their own hands.