The full-day or part-time Pre-Kindergarten Program (Pre-K), built on a developmentally appropriate curriculum, welcomes 3-year-old children into the Rohan Woods School environment. Students have the advantage of experiencing all the resources that an established academic institution has to offer and, yet, are nurtured in their own secure space. The Program emphasizes the milestones that emerge over time, forming building blocks for growth and continued learning. Your child will be encouraged to explore and express ideas in an environment that is supportive and nurturing.
The Pre-Kindergarten curriculum is comprised of Center Time to address academic growth through exploration and discovery; Play, focusing on language development and the opportunity to navigate their social world; and Specialty Instruction, such as Spanish, physical education, and music/movement.
During Center Time, students learn pre-reading skills, math concepts and focus on language acquisition. Additionally, they experience sensory integration, practice fine and gross motor skills, develop cognitively and expand socialization skills. The children also have regular opportunities to interact with the EC students and RWS faculty through recess. Pre-Kindergarten students are fortunate to have the unique experience of being little buddies to the Second Grade students and big buddy role models to the Early Childhood students. (NOTE: Our Buddy Program is paused due to COVID, but we hope to resume it soon)
Whether in their small and structured classroom, with a specialist teacher, or outside exploring the larger world, Rohan Woods’ three-year-olds begin their nine-year journey with us in a safe and challenging environment. Your child will be encouraged to explore, ask questions, discover, and start the journey to become a lifelong learner and cherished part of the Rohan Woods family.
Meet Michele Young
Michele Young has been teaching for many years within the 3-5 year old age group and has also been an Assistant Director at preschools in both Philadelphia and Denver. She has a dual BA degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Rowan University. Michele loves the enthusiasm and energy of this age group. She enjoys helping the students experience new things by providing them with opportunities to learn and grow through various activities. In her spare time, Michele enjoys making jewelry and all things crafty.