Class Descriptions – Zion Pre-K

Read our Program Description

Opportunities for 3 Year Olds Turning 4

Traditional 3 / 4’s Classroom

Age 3 by September 1st of school year and potty trained.

The 3 / 4‘s classes that meet 2 and 3 days a week are geared to children three years of age turning four during the school year. Children participate in large and small group activities, while much of the day is spent moving  from one area of interest to another. Songs, finger plays, stories, blocks, manipulative toys, art, dramatic play and a trip to our large muscle room are available every day.

Positive self-esteem and a love for school are an important emphasis for this first year of preschool.

Wednesday 3’s

Age 3 by December 1st of the school year and potty trained.

This class is designed to welcome children into a group setting primarily focusing on play. The Wednesday class will have weekly themes, songs, finger plays and activities similar to the 2 and 3 day classes but will be more of an overview. This is a great opportunity to get involved in a first time group setting.

Preschoolers Ready 4 K

Traditional 4 / 5’s Classroom

Age 4 by September 1st of the school year.

Building on the activities of the 3 / 4 year old classes, Zion’s Ready  4 K classes provide activities planned to increase a child’s readiness for school and nurture life skills in socialization, intellectual growth, physical development and self  esteem.

Ready 4 K offers academic and social building blocks for a healthy beginning to Kindergarten. Our goal is to make the transition to Kindergarten as smooth and positive as possible. This is a year for Preschool staff and families to work together to create an environment that prepares a confident 5 year old student for their formal years of education. **Alphabet and number awareness is part of our daily curriculum.

Upon completion of the Ready 4 K preschool year, our goal for your child is to have a passion for learning and the confidence within themselves to enter Kindergarten with a solid foundation to build their educational future.

High 5’s.

Age of 5 by September 1st of the school year.

Not sure about Kindergarten for your child? This class is your answer.  

In addition to school readiness skills that are provided in the Ready 4 K classes, the High 5’s class continues to build opportunities to grow confidence and maturity prior to Kindergarten.

This 5 hour class has two options: It meets Tuesday and Thursday, or Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00-2:00. A bag lunch from home will need to be provided. 

The goal of this class is to prepare your 5 year old for Kindergarten with focus on skills similar to the Ready 4 K  classes. The 5’s curriculum is based on alphabet and numeral recognition.

For students that have been a Pre-K student in their previous year, the daily format offers opportunities unique to the Ready 4 K class.

High 5’s offers children with summer birthdays, or insecurities, another year to grow, learn and mature before entering Kindergarten.

Lunch Bunch

Mixed ages 3, 4, 5 – Noon to 2:00 pm

If you’re seeking a slightly longer experience for your preschooler, offering transition opportunities and outdoor play, the Lunch Bunch program is your answer. Upon noon dismissal of the regular preschool day, students enrolled in Lunch Bunch gather to meet new friends, participate in fun preschool activities, eat lunch and play outdoors.