This is the entry point of the curriculum at GSA. The Pre-K student starts to study, acquire skills, and form attitudes from this level and then move on through the school. The individuality and abilities of the students are the guiding principles. Age-appropriate materials and tasks are provided in a caring and stimulating environment.
Pre-K students are guided at their pace to acquire mastery mostly (at their level) in these major areas:
Motor Skill: gross and fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, audio-visual perception, memory/recognition and retention, hammering, fixing puzzle, drama
Communication Skills: verbalizing, listening, making signs, letters and words mimicking sounds, writing, speaking, and facial expression
Pre-Reading Skills: alphabet recognition (Arabic and English) and writing, sounds of letters, sound recognition, rhyming, singing, story telling
Math Skills: manipulation of objects, shapes, numbers and numeration, puzzles, matching, arranging, measuring, solving problems, sets, notation, and grouping
Writing Skills: letter formation, rhythmic movement, eye-hand coordination, artistic activities, creative expression, and show and tell.
Language Skills: oral skills, listening, writing, drawing
Physical/Science: things around us living and non-living
Socializing/Emotional Skills: Sharing, caring, personal awareness, interaction, greeting, and courtesy
Classrooms are equipped with activity centers that help to stimulate the students and allow them to explore.
The Pre-K classes strive to educate the “whole” child. Children learn by doing. Parents, teachers, developmental psychologists, and others who work with young children have always known this.