Preschool Program

Preschool Program Curriculum

Our Premier program is available for preschoolers from 3-5 years. In our program your preschoolers focus is School Readiness. During this time we will focus directly on the current Ohio Standards and Guidelines so that your child has the necessary tools as they continue their love of learning journey! We have highly experienced teachers who understand the importance of School Readiness and who will guide your child, partnering with you the parent for their success.

We understand and value the high need for parents to feel comfortable with leaving their preschoolers with persons other than family and we are extending our hands to you, in hopes of becoming a part of your extended family.

During the initial 30 days your preschooler will receive an Ages and Stages Assessment based on information you’ve shared and what they are displaying in a social environment with other infants of various ages. You will receive a copy of your child’s assessment and have opportunity to establish a meet time with teachers to go over the assessment and plan out the learning experience for your child based on our curriculum calendar. This assessment is repeated quarterly through daily observations and placed in our Agape Academy journey binders.

Preschoolers will explore a number of learning opportunities: Math and Science, Reading and Literacy, Social Studies and Technology, Music, Movement and Art.

Daily Schedule for Preschoolers

5am – 6am                   Arrival/Rest

6am – 7:30am             Teacher’s Choice

7:30am – 8am             Hand Washing/Restroom Break

8am – 8:30am            Group Meeting/Discussion of Today’s Events

8:30am – 9am            Breakfast

9am – 10am                Children’s Choice (Teacher Observation)

10am – 10:30am        Small Group Play (Indoor or Outdoors)

10:30am – 11am        Reading/Writing/Literacy

11am – 11:30am        Arts/Dramatic Play/Music

11:30am -11:45am    Hand Washing/Restroom Break

11:45am – 12:30pm Lunch

12:30pm – 2:30pm  Nap/Rest Period

2:30pm – 3pm         Hand Washing/Restroom Break

3pm – 3:15pm           Afternoon Snack

3:15pm – 4pm          Group Reading

4pm – 4:30pm         Small Group Play (Indoors or Outdoors)

4:30pm – 5pm        Arts/Dramatic Play/Music

5pm – 6pm              Children’s Choice (Teacher Observations)

6pm – 6:15pm         Hand Washing/Restroom Break

6:15pm – 6:45pm   Dinner

6:45 – 8pm              Teacher’s Choice

Preschool to Junior Kindergarten Transition

The transition from Preschool to Junior Kindergarten is very similar to the transition we see in the younger rooms. There will be a few differences in the program and education however the routines and management should be very familiar to your child.

As with many transitions, the more communication you can have with your child’s new teachers, the better. The Junior Kindergarten children are at the age of absolute exploration and our teachers act as their ultimate guide!

Transitions to Expect:

  • Stronger focus on kindergarten readiness (aligned with Ohio standards)
  • Learning of literacy skills including sight words, recognition of alphabets and phonics skills
  • Preparing for math readiness through problem solving, number recognition, counting and patterns/grouping

Frequently Asked Questions

Preschool Classroom Hilliard Childcare

This is one of the methods to reinforce key learnings from circle time. This also provides a method for our preschool child to demonstrate responsibility and accountability.