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PRESCHOOL

PRESCHOOL

“Teach the children so it will not be necessary to teach the adults.”
Abraham Lincoln

Through our progressive pre school program your child will further their cognitive, socio-emotional and physical development.  We provide independent exploration, learning centers, texts and workbooks, creative learning experiences and special activities for children on the age of 4 to 5.5 years.  They are given opportunities to grow in responsibility and assume roles as leaders, observers, and contributors.

Preschool programs provide early childhood education and care for children, and help them develop a range of skills that make them ready to learn when they start school.

We work within our philosophy of the 4 C’s: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication, by assisting children in finding answers, not by giving it to them. They are provided with a reading program in sequential manner, develop math skills and concepts through meaningful experiences with concrete objects, pictures, and the use of math symbols.  They are given opportunities for freedom of expression through our art program, book making center, science and experiment center.

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Our Preschool teachers stimulate children through spontaneous and reciprocal interactions.They’re taller, more coordinated and more attentive: they’re 4 year old and their individual personalities are starting to shine. Four-year-olds start to develop a sense of humor that they’ll enjoy sharing by telling silly jokes. This is the time when imaginary friends may be introduced, as well as repetitive imaginary games. They also begin to tell ‘little’ lies in order to keep from getting in trouble. Be prepared for plenty of little tests, as they’ll start to say and do things simply to gauge your reaction. It’s also not unusual for this age group to start asserting themselves, becoming a little bossy. Tattling becomes a favorite pastime, too. Of course, it’s always important to remember that children develop at different rates.

At Maximilian Preschool, we offer integrated approaches to our curriculum with real life contexts, meaningful experiences and opportunities for learning. Discovery learning is provided in both small groups and by independent learning experiences. We are believers that all a school can do and needs to do for their students is to develop their ability to think. We work on the 4 C’s skills with all students: critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication, to achieve independent thinking.

Our developmental focus areas include:

Language Arts

- Sound/symbol correspondence
- Phonics
- Poetry
- Listening comprehension
- Sight words

Science

-Life Science
-Earth Science
-Physical Science

Physical Education

-Indoor and outdoor physical activities designed for their age group
-Writing skills
-Coordination

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Mathematical Thinking and Concepts

-Mathematical operations – addition and subtraction
-Sorting, Patterning, Graphing, Estimation, Ordering, Making comparisons
-Simple fractions
-Geometry
-Telling time
-Fractions
-Place Value
-Measurements

Social Studies

-The world around Us
-Current events
-Multi Generational events
-Cultural Diversity

Typical 5 Year Old Milestones

Gross Motor Skills

-Walks on tiptoes and heel-to-toe on balance beams
-Jumps rope and pumps legs to swing alone
-Stands and hops on either foot
-Catches softball-sized ball
-Increased agility

Cognitive Milestones

-Recognize and name colors and basic shapes
-Know the letters of the alphabet and letter sounds
-Recite their name, address & phone number
-Understands basic print concepts (words left to right, top to bottom)
-Knows stories have a beginning, middle and end
-Counts groups of objects up to 10 and recite numbers to 20
-Sticks with an activity for 15 minutes, will finish short projects
-Makes plans concerning how to play, what to build and/or what to draw

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Fine Motor Skills

-Displays ‘hand dominance’ (using one hand more than the other)
-Uses tripod grip to hold pencil (two fingers and a thumb)
-Uses scissors to cut out basic shapes, MAY be able to cut a straight line
-Uses a fork, spoon and knife easily
-Can wipe and wash after using the bathroom

Language Milestones

-Uses words to argue and reason with people (uses the word ‘because’ often)
-Uses most plural words, pronouns and tenses correctly
-Tell stories, jokes and riddles: might ‘get’ simple puns
-Uses language to talk about opposites and compare things (“Those red shoes are fancier than the blue ones.”)
-Talks about things to come as well as things in the past
-Follows simple multi-step directions

The students on the age from 4.5 years to 6 years can apply for our preschool program.

The price of the preschool program is 2800 € per year. The payment can be made in full when signing the contract or in installments in the following manner: 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
50% of the tuition fee is being paid when signing the contract and the remaining amount can be paid in one of the following option:
 

Option 1 :

 

First installment:        01.09.2019 – 05.09.2019 : 530 euro in mkd counter value

Second installment:   01.10.2019 – 05.10.2019 : 530 euro in mkd counter value

Third installment:      01.11.2019 – 05.11.2019 : 530 euro in mkd counter value

 

 

Option 2 :

 

 

 

First installment:        01.09.2019 – 05.09.2019 : 410 euro in mkd counter value

Second installment:   01.10.2019 – 05.10.2019 : 410 euro in mkd counter value

Third installment:      01.11.2019 – 05.11.2019 : 410 euro in mkd counter value

Fourth installment:    01.12.2019 – 05.12.2019 : 410 euro in mkd counter value

 

The students who are applying for the preschool program have to have a valid contract for first grade.