444 Union Avenue • Belleville, NJ 07109 • Phone - 973.751.4050
A preschooler's world opens up in new ways as children improve coordination, learn complex games, and begin to interact more with their peers. At Little Scholar we introduce language, math, science and social skills to encourage learning one step at a time. Our staff also provides plenty of individual attention to support your child's unique needs.
Our program provides a rich classroom environment where children are encouraged to explore and are challenged to learn, while making friends and developing self-confidence. Because children learn best by doing, we provide opportunities for hands-on experiences.
Little Scholar’s Preschool Program's ultimate goal is to prepare your child to successfully enter kindergarten, and to become a successful lifetime learner. In the short term, our preschool teachers are focusing on preparing your child for the next level of learning. Throughout the three-year preschool curriculum, which encompasses Preschool and then Pre-Kindergarten, your child will acquire a full breadth of developmental skills necessary to successfully enter kindergarten eager and ready to learn.
Our preschoolers are introduced to colors, shapes, numbers and the alphabet through creative projects, lessons and hands on activities. All the children are exposed to various opportunities to learn and grasp the essentials every child should know such as socialization and cooperation and sharing skills. Basic letter and number concepts are introduced as well as learning the basics of writing letters and numbers. Color and shape identification is learned through craft projects and various exercises.
Our Pre-K children follow the Land of the Letter People program. The Land of the Letter People is a thematically organized curriculum focusing on building phonological/phonemic awareness and letter identification while recognizing every 4 year old’s need to explore and develop through play. This program promotes oral language, print awareness, phonological/phonemic awareness, alphabetical knowledge, and word recognition and vocabulary development. We also use the Number People curriculum to introduce numbers and number concepts in the classroom.
Our Kindergarten Program follows the reading program “SIPPS” (Systematic Instruction in Phoneme Awareness, Phonics and Sight words). This program teaches decoding efficiently and effectively with lessons in phoneme awareness, basic phonics, sight words, and daily applications of reading of stories and guided spelling. Math lessons encompassing number recognition, matching, graphing, and working up to simple addition and subtraction are done every afternoon. Science, social studies and health lessons are also incorporated into the day.