Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten in Philadelphia
Beacon Center for Children has been providing Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten Education to the Philadelphia area for more than 30 years.
Our Philadelphia Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten for 4 to 5 year olds uses a value-centered approach, to foster a toddlers’s intelligence and creativity along with good communication skills. We pride ourselves on developing the whole child. Your child’s individuality is celebrated and includes their unique learning style, interests, and culture, building strong confidence, independence, and a love for learning. Curiosity is strongly encouraged! We discuss of the importance of good values and excellent communication skills as part of daily life. Children are encouraged to be considerate of their friends, honest and kind, flexible and assertive, appreciative and welcoming. Your child will walk away from our preschool and pre-kindergarten with the tools needed for success!
We offer preschool and pre-kindergarten in a friendly, joyful place where “children can be children” while engaging in their first “school” experience. Children “learn by doing”, through a thematic approach using manipulatives, games, song, dramatic play, movement and more. There is a balance of developmentally appropriate and always fun indoor and outdoor activities, both teacher directed and child selected, and quiet and active periods. Beacon Center’s goal is for children to have the most fun they can have while developing the tools they need for their next steps after preschool and pre-kindergarten.
Daily Activities for 4-5 year olds in our Preschool and Pre-kindergarten
In our preschool and pre-kindergarten, children are divided into small groups focusing on their individual needs and interests. The preschool and pre-kindergarten program consists of age appropriate amounts of:
- Indoor and Outdoor Free Play
- Reading and Math Readiness Activities
- Music Appreciation & Creation
- Imaginary Play
- Dance/Creative Movement
- Experimentation/Nature Exploration
- Arts and Crafts
Children bring their own lunches. Healthy morning and afternoon snacks are provided. There are three classes, grouped according to age, including Childcare for Toddlers: 20 months – 3 years, Middle Class: 3-4 years, and Pre-K: 4-5 years.
There is some overlap in the age groups. As children get older and their skills get stronger, the group activities will reflect these changes creating an atmosphere that challenges and excites them. The small group size is what allows for children to stay with a group for a year or more.