PreSchool

For students between 2 and 4 years

Overview

The New Guyana School uses the A Beka Curriculum. For more information about A Beka, click here

Our preschool program is two years and focuses on two major themes:

School-Readiness

• Verbally counting to 30, counting items they select and using each number up to 15 with accuracy;

• Grouping items and demonstrating an understanding of number operations, which are components of critical-thinking skills;

• Associating numbers with their corresponding quantities in groups containing up to five items. 

• Further developing communication skills by building their vocabularies and expanding their language skills by using words to refer to and describe familiar people, animals and objects;

• Using materials in new and creative ways to symbolize something else; 

• Engaging in imaginative play and using props to learn about the dramatic arts, which help develop creativity skills. This can include exploring roles that are interesting or familiar. 

Life-Readiness

• Understanding turn-taking, developing the capacity to wait and communicating to others when it is their turn, which are necessary for self-regulation, a component of social-emotional intelligence;

• Proposing a solution to their peers and working cooperatively to help solve a problem, which demonstrate executive function, collaboration and critical-thinking skills;

• Playing cooperatively with a small group of children and forming unique, authentic friendships with classmates for a short tim

 

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