At Michigan Tech Preschool, children have the opportunity for free play, circle time, group play, arts and crafts, and outdoor play/large muscle development. The classroom includes a dress-up play area, toy area, art area, blocks, a climber, and other activity areas. Painting and play dough are offered to the children regularly. The students play on an outdoor playground throughout the entire school year.
Music is an important part of the daily routine in both the 3 and the 4-year-old classes. Children sing daily as a group and perform a music program for parents in December. Near the end of the school year, there is an art show for displaying many of the projects created by the children.
Michigan Tech Preschool also offers field trips as part of the learning experience. Field trips may include visiting local greenhouses and stores, a fall walk and school bus ride.
Our curriculum for three-year-olds includes hands-on experiences with the alphabet, geometric shapes, colors, and themes that include five senses, animals, seasons, and holidays. In addition to enriching science activities, show-and-tell, and daily art projects, Three-year-old classes are limited to 14 students to keep the student:teacher ratio at 7:1 or less. To be eligible for enrollment, children need to be three years old by December 1st of the school year.
The four-year-old class at Michigan Tech Preschool helps children gain kindergarten readiness skills and provides opportunities for socialization and fun. The four-year-old curriculum includes a variety of literacy and number experiences, hands-on science activities, cultural learning, daily art projects, and painting. Children have an opportunity to share with the group during show-and-tell time.
Four-year-old classes are limited to 18 students to keep the student:teacher ratio at 9:1 or less. To be eligible for enrollment, children need to be four years old by December 1st of the school year.