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OUR PROGRAMS

2's PreK Prep program for children ages 2 & 3 held from 9a-12p
3/4's PreK program for children ages 3 & 4 held from 1-4p

The Little Play Co. Pre-K Prep and Pre-K Programs are 3-hour drop off programs for 2/3 and 3/4 year olds. They will guide children through social and emotional development through imaginative play, art, music and story time as they gently prepare to transition into preschool, excel during and beyond.

 The programs offer curriculums that are designed and will be taught by experienced, certified Pre-K teachers. They focus on empathy, independence, cognitive, creative and social development while stimulating their natural curiosity as they explore new and exciting ideas. With small class sizes, the teacher-child ratio ensures individualized attention as the children gently transition into separation and learn to build trusting and nurturing relationships with their teachers.

 Our unique space is designed to promote learning through meaningful play, exploration, and discovery. Transitioning between activities will help your child to become familiar with a structured day and have them looking forward to the next activity.  Your child will gain the tools to solve problems, build relationships, and develop the fine and gross motor skills needed to succeed in preschool and beyond.

Join us while we make learning fun!

PRE-K PREP (2's)

Through play, our students will foster their imaginations and sense of community. This program is designed to establish routine, promote socialization skills, and gently prepare children for separation. A play-based learning environment promotes independence and creative thinking. This class meets Monday thru Friday (2 or 3 day option) in the morning, 9a-12pm and will have five children. Your child must be 2 by September 1st and does not need to be potty trained for this program. A full year commitment is required for this program.

OUR CURRICULUM

 

Routines/Habits

 

Sitting together on the carpet

 Sitting in chairs/tables

Using the bathroom appropriately

Active participation in group songs, chants, etc.

Eating independently

Playing appropriately

Becoming comfortable with other adults/being away from Mom or Dad

 

Basic Skills

 

Listening and following single and multi step directions

Taking turns

Communicating with speaking and gestures

Appropriate conversational skills (asking and answering questions, eye contact, etc)

Sharing materials

Appropriate conversational skills

Independent and group play

Manners

Begin to foster a love of school and learning

 

Academic Goals

 

Colors

Shapes

Number/Letter Recognition and beginning formation

Basic phonics

Creative play/Dramatic Play

Story telling

Active listening to stories/read alouds

Fine/Gross motor skills

Recognizing his/her name in print and speaking

Patterns

Counting

“Reading Readiness” (holding a book properly, turning pages)

Vocabulary

Songs/Poems

PRE-K (3 & 4's)

Our 3s & 4s Pre-K program for children 3 - 5 years old, provides both integration of play and purposeful teaching focused on building confidence, patience, independence and accountability.  This class meets Monday thru Friday (5 days) from 1-4p and will have five children.  Your child must be 3 by September 1st and must be be potty trained for this program.  A full year commitment is required for this program.

OUR CURRICULUM

We will continue to build on all of the elements

from the 2's curriculum while adding

additional elements where appropriate.

Routines/Habits

 

Sitting together on the carpet

Sitting in chairs/tables

Using the bathroom appropriately

Active participation in group songs, chants, etc.

Eating independently/using utensils properly

Playing appropriately

Becoming comfortable with other adults/being away from Mom or Dad

 

Basic Skills

 

Listening and following single and multi step directions

Taking turns

Communicating with speaking and gestures

Appropriate conversational skills (asking and answering questions, eye contact, etc)

Sharing materials

Appropriate conversational skills

Independent and group play

Manners

Independent problem solving/conflict resolution

Begin to foster a love of school and learning

 

Academic Goals

 

Colors

Shapes

Number/Letter Recognition and beginning formation

Basic phonics

Creative play/Dramatic Play

Story telling

Active listening to stories/read-alouds

Fine/Gross motor skills

Recognizing his/her name in print and speaking

Patterns

Counting/Less & More

Comparing

Songs/Poems

Rhyming

“Reading Readiness” (holding a book properly, turning pages)

Vocabulary/Sight words

Letter strings and recognizing punctuation

Our program goals are research based, developmentally appropriate, and specifically designed for the children in the Learning Series at TLPC. We understand that each child has his or her own specific needs, interests and skills. We are proud to keep our student to teacher ratio low so we can reach each child in the most personal and meaningful ways.

FALL 2020: REGISTRATION OPEN!

14 WEEKS

September 9th - December 22nd


Pre-K Prep, Two Day:

T/Th 9a-12p

Pre-K Prep, Three Day:

M/W/F 9a-12p 

Pre-K Five Day:

M-F 1-4p

-  Time is set aside for healthy family-provided snacks 

-  The Little Play Co. is a nut-free facility and accommodates all allergies.

-  Children do not need to be potty trained for our 2’s program.

-  Parent’s will receive pictures of our activities on our private and secured App so you can see what your child does during their time at school. it is a wonderful way to begin the habit of discussion with your child about the fun activities they are experiencing throughout the day.

meet our director

Ali Allen was born and raised in Princeton, NJ and is a Hoboken resident and mom. She received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bucknell University. She has taught both Second and First Grade, each for a year, and Kindergarten for seven years. While tenured at North Brunswick Township Public Schools, Ali was appointed lead teacher, served on many committees and created/wrote both curriculum and assessments that were used district wide.  Ali resigned from teaching in North Brunswick Township Public Schools in 2017 when she had her daughter, Camila.

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