Our Pre-1 Program
Our Pre-1 program at the King CDC is focused on giving preschoolers opportunities for learning in active ways, building cultural awareness, and engaging in community.
Nurturing and relationship building is also an essential part of our program. Through a Christ-centered perspective, we offer preschoolers learning experiences that enhance social and emotional development.
Facilities and Staff
Our preschoolers have a space that is uniquely set up to fit their learning needs. There is open space in the classroom for activity and exploration, plus they have their own area of the playground with outdoor activities suited to their age.
Preschoolers receive care and instruction from pre-kindergarten licensed teachers as well as college students who are preparing to become professional early childhood educators. This creates an opportunity for children engage in many innovative learning experiences, and learn from individuals who are knowledgeable in child growth and development.
At the King CDC we use a learning center approach to curriculum. Each day teachers design learning experiences to meet the needs of the individual child as well as the entire group.
Based on our program philosophy we have partnered with other community organizations to provide our children and families an eclectic approach in meeting academic needs. Partnering organizations include: St. Paul Public Schools, Foundations for Success & Wilder Research Foundation, and more.
To emphasize our focus on community engagement, we also have planned experiences designed to expand the learning environment beyond the King CDC such as field trips and community speakers who come to share their talents and professions.
A Typical Day
|7 a.m.||Combined preschool activities|
|8 a.m.||Breakfast and independent activities (reading, puzzles, journaling)|
|9 a.m.||Morning meeting, prayer, daily schedule|
|10 a.m.||Active learning centers, art, snack|
|11 a.m.||Outside or gym activites|
|12:45 p.m.||Nap time|
|2:30 p.m.||Quiet table and literacy activities|
|3 p.m.||Read aloud, calendar, math, small groups, snack|
|4 p.m.||Outside activities or active learning centers|
|5 p.m.||Combined preschool activities|