Pre-Kindergarten

4 years - 5 years old

 

Safety First

​Wellspring Preparatory Academy makes security and safety it’s first priority.  

  • Our well-qualified teachers are carefully selected and vetted by us and through an extensive state-mandated background check.


  • Each and every staff member is trained in infant CPR/First Aid. 


  • Cameras are in every classroom and monitored by the front desk, director, and owners.


  • Our classrooms are created with clear sightlines and visibility in mind. Our Pre-Kindergarten classrooms are specially designed to enable the children to move about the space freely, have child-sized sinks, firm sanitization guidelines, personal place to put their belongings, as well as age-appropriate toys and interactive materials.


  • Our philosophy of Whole Child Curriculum creates a warm and compassionate environment that enables each and every child and teacher to create a warm and everlasting bond.  Their teachers are creating a firm foundation for all children to succeed in the next steps of their life.

 

Curriculum

The Whole Child Curriculum program teaches every child academic standards while nurturing all aspects of their development and growth. This all-encompassing curriculum includes language development, social and emotional growth, fine and gross motor skills, art and music exploration, sensory, and exploration of the outdoors.


Our comprehensive curriculum takes note that all children develop holistically. They do not develop social, emotional, and physical developments separately based on what the adult is focused on. Each interaction is noted as an aspect of all developments. Therefore, you will see a much more natural and rhythmic approach to all aspects of our curriculum in the Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

 

Language Development

At Wellspring Preparatory Academy, we know that this year is such a pivotal year.  Full of academic learning, building friendships and learning how to communicate effectively.  Our Whole Child Program addresses each aspect with compassion and care.  By the end of Pre-Kindergarten, children at Wellspring will be able to read both Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words, long vowel words, simple sentences, sight words, and decode words with digraphs.  


Cognitive development is also tied strongly to language development.  They can follow longer directions and put actions and thoughts into sequences.  They love to create new songs and plays and use their imagination.  Our classrooms are designed to give all children a secure and supportive place to build a firm foundation for Kindergarten.

Numbers

Patterns, number formation, and concepts, shapes, one-to-one correspondence, classifying, addition, and subtraction are just a few ways that children learn good mathematical skills to take to Kindergarten. 


Here at Wellspring, we engage with our numerical concepts two-fold.  Naturally, with play throughout the day, and a more structured academic approach. 

Handwriting

Here at Wellspring Preparatory Academy, we believe that handwriting is an important skill to learn. Fine motor control over the small hand muscles enables our children to create fun projects, write and draw letters to their friends and family, and help facilitate Language Development skills.

Social and Emotional Growth

Pre-Kindergarten is an exciting time for children to learn peer relationships, independence skills, and learning how to deal with challenges.  Our Whole Child Curriculum teaches all children how to create loving, kind, and compassionate relationships.  Supportive teachers facilitate friendships, help communicate emotions, and talk through how to deal with any challenges that arise.  Children develop trust, compassion, empathy, and a sense of right and wrong in our positive and welcoming environment.

Fine Gross Motor

Physical activity and fine motor control come strongly into play during Pre-Kindergarten. It’s imperative for their growth and development that children have different surface textures, levels, and challenges.  Our classroom movement and natural playground intrinsically call for children to use all of their body strength and develop skills. 


4-year-olds are becoming much more nimble and eager to manipulate the environment around them.  They are eager to dive into a craft project using scissors, markers, and folds. Wellspring offers many opportunities to explore their surroundings and build their confidence in their ability to be independent. 

Music and Poetry

Music is such an integral part of our development and how we connect and communicate together.  Wellspring uses drama plays, multiple forms of music, poetry, and instruments to help facilitate the natural movement of children.  They will memorize and act out poems and plays, as well as have a world of materials to create their own magic.  Activities such as sewing fabric, painting backdrops, using toys and materials, and writing down words to a new play are all encouraged here at Wellspring Preparatory Academy.

Sensory

Sensory isn’t just for the younger children.  All children (including most adults) are naturally drawn to new and interesting textures, smells, sounds, tastes, and sights.  We continue our philosophy of Whole Child Curriculum and help expand their world.  We introduce new veggies/fruits to try, bring in materials that engage the imagination, plant new herbs and flowers, and our natural playground is a magical place where children can explore new textures and sights.

Art

Art time is all the time here at Wellspring Preparatory Academy.  During language development, number concepts, handwriting, imaginative play, and outdoors, all art and creativity are encouraged.  We use many materials including watercolors, clay, beeswax, paint, coloring, buttons, yarn, sewing, gluing, and what we find in nature.

Outdoors

Wellspring Preparatory Academy is Whole Child-focused.  We believe that all children do best when they are allowed to explore nature and are exposed to different situations in a safe and secure environment.  Our natural playgrounds are created to inspire creativity, imagination, and enable children to use their developing skills to jump, run, and climb. As well as a restful play to enjoy a picnic, chat with friends, or read a book under a tree.

Responsive Environment

Responsiveness is where teachers prepare both themselves and the environment to be a natural place to learn. Teachers give each child a routine and sameness to define a safe and secure environment. Once in that environment, children are able to naturally explore new experiences, textures, and people.  Our curriculum is designed to meet every aspect of a child’s development goals naturally throughout the day.  This means that the teachers are able to pair and bond with each child and focus on the child’s needs and goals

Mealtime

4-year-olds are a blast to eat with.  They have the best conversations and are usually eager to try new foods.  They also are very happy with eating familiar foods.  We use good, wholesome food that engages their taste buds, calm and nurturing environments that engages conversations, and exciting praise for everyone.   Teachers and parents are encouraged to come and sit down and join in on the family-style meals.

Daily Reports

Wellspring Preparatory Academy uses Kid Reports to communicate with our parents daily. You can see daily activities, such as eating, sleeping and potty schedules, activities throughout the day, and special moments.

Provided Care

We provide labeled, individual cots, clean and sanitized classrooms and toys, wholesome lunch, and two nutritious snacks along with our Whole Child Curriculum.

 

512-630-2133

2211 Westinghouse Rd, Georgetown, TX 78626

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