Mountain Peak Preschool Program
Our Preschool Program is designed to provide a strong foundation of learning and individual development to prepare each child for the future. An inspired, balanced curriculum is created by our degreed educators to meet the needs of each class and challenge each child at his/her own level.
When you enter our colorful preschool classroom you might see the children enthusiastically acting out the animals of our Zoo-phonics reading program, blending sounds, or reading with their elementary school “reading buddy”. If the monthly theme is India, the children might be dressing up in saris, applying a bindi, and sampling Indian treats. Look in the dramatic play area to see children playing cooperatively in the pizza parlor or the western barn. Check down in the “Big Room” to see them learning a forward roll or kicking balls in their daily P.E. class. During circle time, songs, rhymes, and stories encourage lively discussions. And tucked into each cubby is a young “Picasso’s” art project waiting to be admired by a proud family member. Together, all of these activities promote your child’s cognitive, social, and physical development. Our small class size further enables us to offer enriching experiences to help develop each child’s self-confidence and love of learning.
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Mountain Peak provides a high quality preschool.
Why does a high quality preschool matter at such a young age? Studies show that children attending a high quality preschool program are more likely to achieve long term academic success.
Well-designed preschool education programs produce long-term improvements in school success, including higher achievement test scores, lower rates of grade repetition and special education, and higher educational attainment. Some preschool programs are also associated with reduced delinquency and crime in childhood and adulthood. (National Institute for Early Education Research Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.)
Additional studies have shown that cognitive gains from preschool programs are larger when programs are focused on intentional and individualized teaching and small group learning. Programs with these features produced long-term cognitive effects equivalent to one half or more of the achievement gap through the end of high school. The bottom line: preschool does produce substantial long-term gains, particularly when programs are properly designed.