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Pre-K3

At Wesley Academy, we begin accepting students at three-months old and provide an academic curriculum that intentionally builds the strong developmental foundation needed to excel as they progress into prekindergarten and beyond.  Wesley provides a low ratio of teacher to students in a Christian environment where your child can grow socially, emotionally, and academically.  We recognize that your child is an individual that it is our goal to personalize your family's experience in our school setting.  Our daily goal is to guide your child's development while partnering with you.  Generally, these are the developmental milestones we work towards:

Cognitive Skills
  • Categorize objects by attributes, such as shape, color, or size
  • Identify some shapes
  • Identify some colors
  • Identify some numbers
  • Name and point to body parts
  • Listen to and follow simple instructions
  • Experience different types of literature: picture books, big books
  • Participate in dramatic and role play activities
  • Understand prepositions (in/out) and opposites (up/down)
  • Sing familiar songs and finger plays
  • Create artwork using a variety of materials
  • Count to 10
  • Develop one-to-one correspondence when counting objects
Fine-Motor Skills
 
  • Hold a crayon and marker with fingers instead of a fist
  • Use scissors to cut
  • Control paint and paintbrush
  • Work puzzles
  • Use lacing cards, string beads, and peg boards
  • Build with blocks
Social Skill Development
  • Play cooperatively with peers
  • Participate in clean up activities
  • Follow simple directions
  • Use words to express feelings
  • Negotiate during play with peers
  • Develop turn taking skills
  • Understand and follows basic classroom rules
Centers
  • Dramatic play
  • Building/Blocks
  • Puzzles/Manipulatives
  • Sensory development
  • Art
  • Class library
Special Subjects/Classes
  • Motor skills
  • Chapel
  • Music
  • Library
  • Faith Development