Transitional Kindergaerten (TK)
TK is a free, full-day early entrance program for children who will be 4 years old by Septemeber 1st. Students qualify for TK by showing they would benefit from a year of quality early learning prior to kindergaten, and are not eligible for ECEAP.
ECEAP - for 3 and 4 year old children - see below
Private Pay - See childcare rates
Valley Preschool implements Creative Curriculum as its curriculum, which correlates well with the Valley School curriculum and has great enrichment opportunities. Students will be assessed in the curriculum areas listed below. This will help us identify your child’s strengths and the skills they need to gain in preparation for kindergarten.
|Practical Life Skills||dressing, spooning, cutting, hand washing and cleaning skills|
|Blocks||spacial relations, problem solving, visual perception, balance and gravity|
|Large Group||increased vocabulary, listening skills, attention span and comprehension|
|Math||number concepts, one-to-one correspondence, patterning, number recognition, counting and problem solving|
|Science||cause and effect, observation skills and critical thinking|
|Language||sequencing, left to right progression, letter recognition, expressive and receptive language, communication and phonetic awareness|
|Dramatic Play||role playing, cooperation and positive self-image|
|Fine Motor Skills||hand strengthening, pencil grasp, dexterity and hand-eye coordination|
|Art||creativity, exposure to different art mediums, fine and gross motor skills|
Valley Preschool and ECEAP (pronounced E-Cap) are working in partnership to offer free preschool to qualifying families. If your child is three, four or five and is too young for kindergarten AND has one of these qualifying factors please call to find out more.
ECEAP offers the following services:
As an added service, free to parents, VELC provides morning and afternoon bus service. For more information or bus service availability, please call (509) 937-2638.