An initial academic assessment is given to each new pre-k student to determine his or her skill level. This assessment covers basic knowledge such as:
- Alphabet recognition
- Vowel sounds
- Number recognition/knowledge of quantity
- Rote counting
- Knowledge of initial consonant and short vowel sound
- Fine motor skills
After the assessment, an instructional program placement is determined based on skills, learning modality strengths, attention span and overall readiness.
Currently our core curriculum is based on the California Standards for Kindergarten. The center piece of the program is the Beginning to Read, Write and Listen program, developed by the Boston Educational Research Company.
The reading component is a kindergarten-level comprehensive program that is sequenced, controlled and designed to promote early reading and writing. Our math component, in addition to basic numbers, includes addition, subtraction and beginning fractions. Our academic program has proven to be very successful with our students, many of whom have skipped Kindergarten and entered directly into first grade.
In addition to reading and math instruction, students attending Scott United Methodist Preschool study Spanish, science, social studies, and the arts.