Jackson Preschool Program
3 year olds
Preschool is the beginning of a very exciting time in the life of a young child. Our days are filled with a variety of learning opportunities that become the building blocks for each child’s preparation for kindergarten.
At ABC Academy, we focus on cognitive development skills and personal development skills, as well as developing social skills and developing a desire for learning in each child.
While it feels like “we play all day”, we are very strategic in our planning to ensure that our expectations are appropriate for the current group of children we are working with. Through play the children learn problem solving skills, develop initiative, and practice math, science, reading, and writing during every part of the day.
Our individualized assessment and planning strategies provide a comprehensive preschool program that blends into our pre-kindergarten program with a smooth transition.
Jackson Pre-K Program & Great Start Readiness Programs
4 year olds
Our pre-kindergarten program serves children who will be entering kindergarten the following fall and are 4 years of age. We maintain a ratio of no more than 12 children per adult, and the goals set for these children are based upon the Early Childhood Standards of Quality for Prekindergarten defined by the Michigan State Board of Education.
In addition to our tuition-based prekindergarten program, we also offer the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) at each of our locations. GSRP is a state-funded preschool for 4 year olds who qualify. This program operates from late September thru early June each school year.
Classes meet Monday thru Thursday on a “school-day” schedule at no cost to the families. An additional Preschool Questionnaire and enrollment meeting are required to determine eligibility for this program.
The pre-kindergarten curriculum we implement provides for individualized instruction and assessment and focuses not only on academics, but also problem solving and social skills. We enjoy special events, parties, and field trips throughout the school year and conclude with a graduation ceremony.
Pre-kindergarten is a year of tremendous growth and development as the four year olds turn five and become kindergarteners. The children transition from our program prepared for success in their school years to come.
A Typical Day in the Preschool Room:
6:00-9:00 Children arrive and are greeted by the staff. Parents relay important information to the caregiver. Breakfast is served to the children.
9:00-9:20 Children have circle time which may include storytelling, fingerplays, the calendar, weather, counting, letter and name recognition along with a review of the morning learning centers.
9:20-10:30 Children may choose activities from a variety of thematic learning centers planned for the day. Developmental centers may include math, science and language activities. Children help clean up prior to snack being served as a family style setting.
10:30-11:30 Children spend time enjoying creative activities in the classroom. Dramatic play, sensory activities, blocks and creative art materials are available for the children to explore. They enjoy time together outdoors taking a walk, playing games, playing on the outdoor equipment or doing a special activity.
11:30-12:30 Children enjoy a family style lunch setting. Lunch is provided by the parents. After lunch children enjoy quiet storytelling time.
12:30-2:30 During nap time teachers play soft music while the children sleep. Children who are awake during this time may read books on their cots.
2:30-3:00 Upon awakening children are served family style snack.
3:00-5:30 Children enjoy indoor and outdoor free play. A group activity may also be planned for the children to participate in.
5:30-6:00 Children engage in quiet activities until parents arrive.
Caregivers share information of the children’s day with the parents.
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