Pre-Kindergarten Program

Our Prekindergarten (Pre-k) provides care to children ages 4 and 5 years old.  This classroom is setup to provide the children with kindergarten readiness skills they need to thrive in their academic endeavors.  The Pre-k program assists the children in learning the fundamentals such as alphabet recognition, number recognition, name writing, and much more.  The teachers continue to provide the children with experiences to help them learn about the world around them and encourage them to interact well with others.   The teachers in our Pre-k classroom help the children build on their self-help skills, social experiences, fine and gross motor abilities and cognitive development.

Funshine Express Firefly Curriculum

“Theory & Research
Research shows that relationships play a critical role in the brain development of infants and toddlers. We incorporate activities to help adults build strong relationships by paying attention to children’s feelings, interests, and needs. Active learning and choice are encouraged so that infants and toddlers can grow and develop in a loving environment.

As toddlers transition to preschool age, they learn more by doing, and they need many opportunities to explore, grow, and make meaningful choices. Our activities foster creativity and promote emotional, cognitive, social, language, and physical development. Developmentally appropriate activities build self-esteem and intrinsic motivation for learning.

The activities in our curricula are designed to help you address each child socially, physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Our curricula stimulate thinking, reasoning, decision-making, and problem-solving. The curricula are designed to be flexible, giving you the opportunity to pick and choose from our activities to meet the individual needs of the children in your group.

Based on current early learning research, the materials we suggest in our curricula actively engage children and support differences in learning styles, maturity, and interests. This guarantees that our curricula have the depth to meet educational standards being implemented throughout the United States and Canada.”

“Our Program Goals
The curricula will be based on current research and sound educational theories of early childhood learning and development.
Activities will promote strong relationships between children and the adults who care for them.
We will provide a wide range of hands-on, interactive materials allowing children to experiment, explore, and make choices while interacting with their surroundings.
The program will encourage involvement of family members and naturally incorporate cultural diversity into each child’s learning.
All activities will be aligned with our Early Learning and Development Continuum.”



 Prek Daily Schedule