Pre-K4

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Student-Teacher Ratio 15:1

With the looming transition to Kindergarten approaching, Pre-K at All-Star Kids is all about preparing your child for the challenges ahead. Our curriculum is from Texas Star Ready (TSR) and is educational and fun. Featured prominently in the Pre-K room are learning centers that will excite and stimulate your child’s desire to learn. Our Library will encourage your child’s love of reading in conjunction with our math and science centers to promote confidence in your Pre-Kindergartener. Our trained staff will strengthen the knowledge and confidence that your 4-year-old needs to be a successful student his/her entire life.


Texas School Ready

Texas School Ready (TSR) is a comprehensive preschool teacher training program that combines a research-based, state-adopted curriculum with ongoing professional development and progress monitoring tools to help children be more prepared for kindergarten and beyond. Since 2003, TSR has positively impacted nearly 500,000 children in Texas. 

Multiple research studies have confirmed that Texas School Ready positively impacts teacher instructional practices in the classroom.  Teachers participating in TSR are more responsive to the individual needs of the children in their classrooms.

TSR COMPONENTS:

CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS-TSR provides a research-based, state-adopted curriculum and learning materials to support instruction and create a better learning environment for children.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT-TSR provides a comprehensive teacher training program in critical school readiness areas and techniques delivered through face-to-face and online sessions.

CHILD PROGRESS MONITORING-TSR provides teachers with quick assessments to track children's progress in critical early learning areas and tools to help them adjust their lessons to meet children's individual needs.

Academic Skills Developed Include:


Mathematics

  • Completing a puzzle with 20-50 pieces
  • Counting to 10
  • Identifying and sequencing numbers 1-20
  • Sorting objects based on visual measurements
  • Using words to describe locations, directions, and sizes
  • Understanding ordinal numbers first through 10th
  • Understanding halves and wholes

Science

  • Utilizing the scientific method by making predictions, testing hypotheses, observing, and forming or revising hypotheses
  • Identifying common traits
  • Recognizing the importance of adaptation for survival
  • Understanding habitats
  • Recognizing seasons
  • Understanding that all living creatures and plants have basic needs
  • Classifying items by similar characteristics, such as texture, color, and shape

Communication

  • Recognizing printed first and last name
  • Recognizing rhyming words
  • Completing three-step tasks
  • Further developing his/her vocabulary.
  • Speaking in complete sentences
  • Retelling stories in the correct sequence

Reading

  • Identifying uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Forming stories to match the pictures within a book
  • Memorizing the words to his/her favorite book
  • Reenacting a favorite story
  • Recognizing if mistakes occur during the reading of a favorite book

Social and Emotional Development

  • Handling transitions to new activities
  • Playing with friends in a more traditional manner
  • Creating rules and roles for play
  • Showing empathy toward others
  • Working independently or in a group
  • Solving conflict verbally
  • Sharing
  • Respecting others and their property
  • Taking turns
  • Engaging in fantasy play

Writing

  • Printing his/her name
  • Working from left to right
  • Drawing shapes that resemble actual objects
  • Copying basic shapes
  • Asking for someone to write a story to go along with the picture he/she drew
  • Holding writing implements correctly
  • Using scissors to cut lines, curves, swirls, and acute angles
  • Using laces, snaps, buttons, and zippers
  • Folding papers in halves, quarters, and diagonally
  • Containing coloring to defined areas