Are you looking for preschools in Manassas VA for your 2 or 3 year old child?
Seven Oaks Manassas Preschool Kindergarten Program
At 9:00 the structured program begins with the Preschool children in their assigned classrooms. Our main focus for Two year olds are self help skills throughout their day and Language Development. This groups is given many experiences to learn new words, count, become familiar with their environment through hands on art, science, music, etc. Two year old children’s daily routine consist with meeting the intimacy needs and developmental milestones of each child. Three year old children start their day with outdoor play and circle time. We use the accredited A Beka academic Curriculum for Preschool children. A schedule of the daily program is posted in each classroom and varies according to age-appropriate activities. All classroom activities stress phonics, science and math, along with lessons in health, safety, manners and creative centers.
Open Door Policy: Seven Oaks has an open door policy, and you are encourage to visit, observe or call at any time.
Nap time: Between 12:30 – 2:30 for preschoolers. A one hour rest time is required by Virginia minimum standards each day. Quiet activities are offered for children who may not fall asleep (though most do).
Outdoor Play: Minimum Standards requires the children to have one hour per day of outdoor activities (weather permitting). Please consider the weather each day and dress your child appropriately. Tennis shoes or closed-toe sandals with socks are best for our playground to help prevent injuries.
Curriculum for Preschool Children
The A Beka Book curriculum is known for its successful early reading program, developed and refined for nearly 20 years before its publication. It is an intensive (or synthetic) phonics approach (learning letter names, sounds, blends, words) with the focus first on learning to read (K–2) and then on reading to learn. Because of its success, only slight changes have been made in the program over the years, despite the various reading reforms circulating in the world of education.
Two Year Olds (K2): Language development and listening skills that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, science.
Three Year Olds (K3): Recognition of name, sound, and picture for short vowels and consonants. Formation of vowels and consonants in upper and lower case. Language development and listening skills that include color, words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, science.
Language Skills Development
Develop language and listening skills through 99 topical studies including:
- Animals and their habitats: ants, arctic animals, bears, butterflies, birds, cats, camels, ducks, dogs, forest animals, hummingbirds, insects, jellyfish, jungle animals, koalas, ladybugs, lambs, mice, ostriches, pandas, rabbits, reptiles, underground animals, woodpeckers
- Countries around the world: Canada, England, Israel, Japan, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, land of Africa
- Health, safety, manners:
- God made me, healthy bodies, kitchen safety, manners, neighbors
- Senses: tasting and smelling, seeing, hearing, touching
- Table manners
- Community helpers: doctor, dentist, firefighter, letter carrier, nurse, pastor, police officer, veterinarian
- Character development: kindness, listening, obeying quickly, being quiet
- Science: apples, eggs, Edison and light bulb, flowers, garden, magnets, night, jungle, peanuts, pond, rain forest, rubber, sea, spring, fall, summer, winter, vegetables, water, wind and weather, zinnias
- Miscellaneous topics: rainbow colors, What color is it?, shapes and shape pictures, astronaut, buses and boats, cars, Eskimos, family, farm, games, Here we go!, groceries, house, Indians, jelly, jam, juice, jellybeans, kindergarten, names, olives, opposites, pairs of things, quarter, quilt, reading, telephone, transportation, yarn, zipper, zoo
Motor Skills Development
Increase motor skills through language-driven activities:
- Action games such as hide-and-seek, monkey tag, jellyfish tag, and “Simon Says” (50)
- Finger plays including “Fish for Fish,” “My House,” and “The Woodpecker’s Home” (20)
- Activities involving play dough, building blocks, finger painting, puzzles, and more (85)
- Coloring activities (5)
- Directed drawings (18)
Numbers time in K-2 & K-3 Kindergarten emphasizes the basics in counting, number recognition, and number concepts up to 50. Simple combinations are easily learned using the colorful Animal Flashcards for Addition and Subtraction. Children also learn money value, telling time, number words, and number sequence. These concepts are reinforced during seat work time with numbers activities from the math manipulative.
Two Year Olds (K2)
- Count from 1-25
- Understand number concepts 1-10
- Counting objects
- Number recognition
- Proper sequence
Three Year Olds (K3)
- Review counting from 1-25
- Count from 26-30
- Review number concepts 1-10
- Understand number concepts 11-15:
- Counting objects
- Number recognition
- Proper sequence
Two Year Olds (K2): Hymns / Choruses. Memory verses.
Three Year Olds (K3): Lessons such as Creation, Noah, Boy Samuel, Daniel, Boyhood of Jesus, Zacchacus, Good Samaritan.
Music, Arts & Crafts
Two Year Olds (K2): Traditional and fun songs.
Three Year Olds (K3): Colors, shapes, following directions, eye-hand coordination.
- Reinforce letters and numbers being taught
- Understand message of the song
- Improve coordination by using motions to keep time with words
- Benefit from fun activities that spark and keep interest: making appropriate animal sounds; using hand motions; placing their name in a song