Eagle Creek Academy
More About Preschool
For young children, social studies is the study of their everyday lives. Our preschoolers learn about being a member of a small group, being part of a school, and being stewards of our environment.
We have recess every day, either on the playground or in the big gym. Running, jumping, throwing, catching, and playing are the best part of the day!
Children try many instruments, from rhythm sticks to bells to tambourines. Following and extending musical patterns helps develop math skills.
"TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR"
In this video, Ayiana plays the piano while Samantha and Olivia sing along.
In preparation for a visit from the fire department, we talked about fire safety. The children's favorite activity was a math game during which they rolled the dice and added steps to the ladder. This was great for learning one-to-one correspondence. We also looked at pictures of the special equipment firemen use.
Puppet shows, role playing, and acting out stories helps children try out adult behaviors, express themselves, and build self-confidence.
We want the children to feel free to create their own art, their own music, their own stories, their own everything... Therefore, we alternate between giving them samples to follow and giving them time to follow their inspiration.
Painting, drawing and using play dough helps children develop the small motor skills they will need in order to write letters and numbers. They also give children the chance to be creative.
Birthdays are very special days, and children love to share their excitement. During this birthday celebration, we were already investigating "outer space," so we reinforced the concept of the twelve months of the year and talked about the Earth's revolution around the sun.
"Our daughter loves her preschool class. It is more beneficial to her overall growth and development than being with a babysitter. We are amazed how much she has learned, and we appreciate your willingness to reorganize her schedule for us." Mrs. Dobrota, parent