Pre-Kindergarten & Great Starts Readiness Programs are taught by Elementary Certified teachers, ZA endorsed, with MLPP (Michigan Literacy Planned Program) training. Both Pre-Kindergarten and Great Starts is designed specifically for children who are eligible to enter kindergarten or an early 5's program the following year. Emergent skills in reading, math, and science are learned during this necessary year. In addition children will explore the world by observing, listening, searching, moving their bodies, touching, smelling, handling, and making things happen with the objects around them. Active learning is a natural process where teachers create the conditions that make learning possible. Through exploration, learning takes place and children learn at their level. Developmentally appropriate activities encourage children to learn and communicate in both oral and written form, their own interests and activities and develop their readiness for kindergarten. Children will be introduced to reading, math, and science skills that will encourage life long learning in these areas. Our goal is that children will be "kindergarten ready" by the completion of a full year in Pre-Kindergarten.
Great Starts Readiness Program is a state funded preschool program for children who will be four (4) years old but not five (5) years old by December 1st of the year they are enrolling. You MUST live in the Swartz Creek School District to attend this class. Home visits and parent-teacher conferences are required and parents are encouraged but not required to volunteer in the classroom. An interview with the C.D.C. Director is required to go over qualifying factors and admission to the program.
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