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Early Childhood Program

Better Beginnings/Inicios Mejores

At East Grand Preparatory (EGP), A Cityscape School, we are committed to providing an Early Childhood program that provides stimulating and foundational learning experiences for our students and prepares them to be Kindergarten ready. We understand children’s learning and intellectual growth are affected by the daily experiences they have in preschool and how these experiences can influence the rest of their lives. Our program implements research-based socio-emotional health development and developmentally appropriate practices to help our young students become independent and inquiring learners. The Pre-K teachers plan purposeful and playful activities to target the skills students need the most help with in order to help them develop and be academically prepared for the next grade level.  Our PK3 and PK4 classes have curriculums approved by the State of Texas. The curriculum for PK3 is based on the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework which has been developed based on research regarding the skills, behaviors, and concepts young children should know and be able to do during their formative years.  The curriculum for PK4 is based on the Texas PK guidelines, approved by the Commissioner of Education, and provides preschool students with learning experiences and a foundation that guides children academically, socially, and emotionally.

 

Pre-K 3 Daily Schedule

SuggestedTime

Daily Component

7:40-8:00

Breakfast/Oral Language Dev.

8:00-8:05

Pledge/School Announcements

8:05-8:20

Greeting Circle/Unite, Calm, Connect, Commit

8:20-8:25

Morning Message

8:25-8:30

Moving & Learning

8:30-8:35

Cognitive Transition

8:35-9:35

Learning Centers/Small Group Instruction

9:35-9:45

Clean Up/Cognitive Transition

9:45-10:00

Read Aloud

10:00-10:15

Math Whole Group

10:15-10:30

Music & Movement/Restroom Break

10:30-11:00

LUNCH

11:00-11:30

RECESS

11:30-11:40

Cognitive Transition/Restroom Break

11:40-11:50

STEAM Whole Group

11:50-12:00

CLASS SWITCH/Rest Time Prep.

12:00-1:00

Rest Time

1:00-1:15

Snack Time

1:15-1:25

Clean Up/Cognitive Transition

1:25-1:35

Whole Group Read Aloud/Daily News

1:35-2:35

Learning Centers/Small Group Instruction

2:35-2:40

Closing Circle/Reflection Time

2:40

Dismissal

  

Pre-K 4 Daily Schedule

SuggestedTime

Daily Component

7:40-8:00

Breakfast/Oral Language Dev.

8:00-8:05

Pledge/School Announcements

8:05-8:15

Greeting Circle (Social-Emotional Health, Songs & Fingerplays)

8:15-8:25

Literacy Circle Time/Whole Group Meeting

8:25-8:30

Morning Message

8:30-8:35

Cognitive Transition

8:35-9:35

Learning Centers/Small Group Instruction

9:35-9:45

Clean Up/Cognitive Transition

9:45-10:15

RECESS

10:15-10:30

Music & Movement/Restroom Break

10:30-11:00

LUNCH

11:00-11:05

Cognitive Transition

11:05-11:20

Math Whole Group

11:20-11:30

Cognitive Transition/Restroom Break

11:30-11:40

Read Aloud

11:40-11:50

Science/Social Studies Whole Group

11:50-12:00

CLASS SWITCH/Rest Time Prep.

12:00-1:00

Rest Time

1:00-1:15

Snack Time

1:15-1:25

Clean Up/Cognitive Transition

1:25-1:35

Whole Group Read Aloud/Daily News

1:35-2:35

Learning Centers/Small Group Instruction

2:35-2:40

Closing Circle/Reflection Time

2:40

Dismissal