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!
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.