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.
- 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
- 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
- Begin to foster a love of school and learning
- 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
- “Reading Readiness” (holding a book properly, turning pages)
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.
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!
Curious about our new programs or want to register now??
Just send us a message and put Learning Series as the subject…