PROGRAMS 3-K and Pre-K for All

Our Mission

  At The Richmond Pre-K Center we believe all children can learn. It is the mission of our Pre-K Centers to present opportunities for children to grow and develop as emerging learners within a complex society. The Richmond Pre-K Center provides a learning environment that is conducive for learning and allows for personal development to take place. Our staff strives to provide the children with those ingredients necessary to build a solid foundation as each child evolves into a lifelong learner. Preschoolers will have the opportunity to DREAM BIG! and SUCCEED BIG!

We seek to:

                                                      Exceed expectations

                                                      Act with integrity

                                                      Succeed together

                                                      Inspire innovation as we Invest in people

student  in science class building
Mrs. Dina working with a child at the richmond prek center
brother came in as a mystery reader at the richmond prek center
children exploring at the sand table at the richmond prek center
students are building a tower with blocks at the richmond prek center
children playing with a parachute and balloons at the richmond prek center
children playing in the dramatic play center at the richmond prek center
children playing in the dramatic play center at the richmond prek center
child wearing safety goggles and using a magnifying glass at the richmond prek center
children conducting an experiment at the richmond prek center

3-K & Pre-K Programs–Childhood Education– Staten Island, NY

       The Richmond Pre-k Center features 3-K and Pre-K programs. Our designated programs will help enhance children’s emotional and social development. The program is based on the developmental approach to early childhood education that places emphasis on learning skills that are geared to each child’s stage of readiness and development.  Early Childhood Education teaches children the core social skills needed for kindergarten and beyond. These skills boost children’s self confidence, increases their ability to build relationships with others, raises expectations, and helps them adapt to new environments. At the Richmond Pre-K Center, we aim to build a solid foundation for lifelong learning and well-being.

Our Programs

      In our Pre-K for All and 3-K programs “WE NURTURE AND GROW“. The teaching staff integrate and respond to knowledge of children, child development, and content across the domains of learning to plan and adapt instruction, aligned to the Head Start Early Learning Outcome Framework (ELOF) and the Pre-K Foundation for Common Core (PKFCC).

        Using the Creative Curriculum teachers plan activities around each student’s individual needs, abilities, and interest. Our teaching approaches use play experiences to help children learn skills and concepts. The activities encourage exploration, creativity, and problem solving. Teachers work with the children to enhance their learning and development in all of the following areas; social-emotional, creativity/aesthetic, physical, language/literacy, and intellectual.

STEAM

STEAM is an abbreviation for science, technology, engineering, art and math. STEAM education gets students to ask questions and solve problems that relate to the world they live in. Using the engineering process, students identify problems, design possible solutions, and test those solutions. PreK STEAM/Science features hands-on activities and group discussions that encourage students to develop and test theories. PreK STEAM/Science uses the STEAM concepts (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in all of our curriculum. This includes emphasis in the cognitive, physical, and social-emotional domains of development.

Physical Education

At the Richmond PreK Center, we believe that physical education is imperative for a healthy body. As early as preschool age, children can be introduced to indoor physical education games that promote gross motor skills, such as kicking, skipping, galloping and running. Each of our sites is equipped with an indoor gym or an age appropriate outdoor playground. Students learn to follow oral directions and build social skills when playing games with their peers.

Music

We at the Richmond PreK Center believe music is very important part of the PreK experience. Music is simply the most engaging, successful way to give three and four-year old’s memorable and meaningful learning experiences.

Art

Process-based art activities allows our preschoolers to explore and experiment as a way to expand their creativity. Art is a natural activity to support free play in children.  The freedom to  manipulate different materials in an unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. These artistic endeavors and self-directed explorations are not only fun, but educational as well. Allowing students to focus on the product of their imagination is vital to their individuality.

students learning about different cultures at the richmond prek center
child in a class made rocket ship at the richmond prek center