STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2019

The Little Play Co. Pre-K Prep Program is a 3-hour drop off program for 2.5-3.5 year olds. It will guide toddlers through social and emotional development through imaginative play, art, music and story time as they gently prepare to transition into preschool and beyond.

 The program offers a curriculum that is designed and will be taught by an experienced Hoboken Pre-K teacher. It focuses on empathy, independence, cognitive, creative and social development while stimulating their natural curiosity as they explore new and exciting ideas. With a small class size, 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.

Join us while we make learning fun!

Children must be 2.5 by September 1st and must be potty trained for this drop off program.


 Children must be 2.5 by September 1st and must be potty trained for this drop off 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

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 2019

15 weeks…September 9th-December 20th

Two Day…T/Th 9a-12p

Three Day…M/W/F 9a-12p

Five Day M-F 9a-12p

About the Teacher

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.




The Little Play Co. After School Enrichment Program for 3-5 year olds will allow children to use their imaginations as they explore their creative sides through arts and crafts, storytime and writers workshops, guided LEGO builds and bubbling science experiments!  

 

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Arts & Crafts

Monday

3:30p… 3’s or beginner

4:30p… 4/5 or advanced

The Arts and Crafts class will expose your child to a variety of artistic mediums, from painting to pottery to collaging, and more! Through the process of making art, children will develop their fine motor skills and grow in their creativity while producing art that is unique to only them.


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Authors and Illustrators Workshop

Tuesday

4:30p…4/5

Authors and Illustrators Workshop will teach your children how to write and illustrator their own stories. Children will learn concepts of print and how to apply that knowledge with creativity and imagination to produce their very own original books.

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LEGO

Wednesday

3:30p…3’s or beginner

4:30p…4/5 or advanced

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The Science Experiment

Thursday

3:30p…3’s or beginner

4:30p…4/5 or advanced

The Science Experiment will feature a hands on science experiment in every class! Children will learn how to make predictions, conduct experiments and record their observations.

Curious about our new programs or want to register now??

Just send us a message and put Learning Series as the subject…

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