La Marina Preschool and Child Care Center


4 years – 4 1 /2 years

These are areas your child will be working on during the school year along with new ideas developed by your child’s teacher. We will also be experimenting with music, science and social studies. Our arts and craft projects will come home as well as decorate our classroom. At the beginning of each month you will receive a calendar of events occurring during that month. We will be sending homework home daily so the children will begin to learn that they are responsible for completing and returning it the next day. Our classroom is a happy and safe place and we look forward to sharing and growing with you children.

Goals & Skills Your Child Will Learn

  • Language Arts

    Listening to stories and speakers, responding to stories and speakers by answering questions, waiting in turn to talk or participate, comminicate in group discussions, communicating in sentences, Speaking clearly, saying first and last name
  • Social Skills

    Respecting the feelings and others, sharing and playing copperatively, using words to communicate with others, developing a good self image, identifying feelings and emotions, following directions
  • Fine Motor Skills

    Using pencils and other writing materials properly, using scissors properly, manipulating small objects, manipulating zippers, buttons and snaps, assembling puzzles, pasting and gluing with one finger, stringing and lacing
  • Gross Motor Skills

    Walking up and down stairs alternating feet, walking forward and backwards, jumping in place with feet together, balancing, hopping on one foot, throwing, kicking and bouncing balls, skipping & galloping, taking part in group games
  • Reading Readiness

    Alphabet (Rote Memory), identifying lower & uppercase letters, identifying and making letter sounds, writing first & last name, recognizing colors, idetifying likeness and difference in objects, matching and identifying opposites, and recognizing position oriented words
  • Math Readiness

    Rote counting, recognizing and naming numbers, recognizing shapes, identifying shapes in the environment, identifying size differences, sequencing sizes, categorizing objects by shape, color, size, texture, etc

Pre-Kindergarten Class

6:30-8:45Early Morning Quiet Activities

8:45-9:00 Clean Up Time

9:00-9:30 Circle Time & Snack

9:30-10:30 Outside Free Play

10:30-11:45 Academics & Art/Crafts

11:45-12:00 Wash up/Prepare for lunch

12:00-12:30 Lunch Time

12:30-1:00 Quiet Reading

1:00-2:15 Rest time

2:15-2:45 Wake-up & Snack

2:45-3:45 Outside Free Play

3:45-4:45 Inside Play

4:45-5:00 Wash up Time

5:00-6:00 Storytelling/Sing Along & Clean Up