Now Enrolling Pre-K!
At Peacock, we use an emergent curriculum in our multi-age (2.5 to 5 years) classroom model which individualizes our approach for each child’s learning.
Peacock’s pre-k program fully prepares each student for the excitement and challenges of kindergarten. We provide learning experiences that instill a love of learning and exploration. Teachers use a curriculum based on individual observations of the children to plan lessons that will meet each child where they are while helping them develop school readiness skills. Along with skills such as letter recognition and writing, it is important to develop attention, following directions, and social skills. As the older children in the classroom, our pre-k students are able to lead and mentor younger children, practice independence and decision making. All of these are important skills for success in kindergarten.
Each day youth explore new curriculum, from the sciences, language and literacy, the arts, history, mathematics, social/emotional learning, to the natural world. Often teachers will link many of these subject areas together, thus creating a learning environment that is rich with connections with which youth thrive.
We expand our emergent curriculum outside of the classroom walls with hours of outside play time each day and weekly nature outings led by a Nature Nuts outdoor instructor. We utilize the Next Generation Science Standards in our explorations and help students build a foundation for nature appreciation, as well as scientific understanding.
Underneath this vast experience of learning opportunities that we provide youth, our educators have a wonderful sense of a deep caring and respect for youth, honoring each child’s individual nature. Youth, in turn, learn an acceptance of differences, as well as a genuine kindness towards all people – those in their classroom as well as anyone who walks in the room.