Good Shepherd Lutheran School provides developmentally appropriate prekindergarten programs for 4 year olds designed to:
Prekindergarten | Pre K Plainview | Hicksville | Bethpage

  • Enhance learning in language development, letter and number recognition and development of motor skills
  • Stimulate interaction between children and their peers
  • Introduce structure of a school environment to establish independence
  • Build relationships between children and adults
  • Introduce children to Jesus Christ
  • Prepare the child for Kindergarten

Learning is playful, interactive, interdisciplinary, and connected. The prekindergarten teacher provides a balance between individual and group activities, active and quiet times, teacher-directed and child-selected activities. The children learn through exploration, discovery, investigation, role playing, and using tools and materials in creative ways.

Pre-K Curriculum

Colors and Shapes

  • Review
  • Provide various activities to reinforce knowledge

Language Activities

Prekindergarten | Pre K Plainview | Hicksville | Bethpage

  • Exposure to the alphabet: letters and sounds
  • Alphabet books
  • Recognize, spell and write first name
  • Retell familiar stories
  • Draw pictures and dictate sentences about picture
  • Respond to questions about stories
  • Concepts of print: left to right direction, top to bottom direction, holding a book correctly
  • Build new vocabulary
  • Build listening skills
  • Hold writing materials correctly
  • Develop fine motor skills by using play dough, scissors, writing utensils, etc.

Math Readiness (N.Y.S. Mathematics Curriculum Initiative)

  • Counting (1-10)
  • Number Recognition
  • Shape
  • Size: Small, Medium, and Large
  • Patterns
  • Sorting

Socialization

  • Can adapt to change and make transitions smoothly
  • Can spend extended periods of time away from Mom and Dad
  • Can follow rules and routines
  • Can play cooperatively with other children
  • Can share and take turns
  • Can use basic manners such as “please,” thank you,” and “excuse me”

Fine Motor

Prekindergarten | Pre K Plainview | Hicksville | Bethpage

  • Can hold crayons, pencils, and paint brushes comfortably using proper grip
  • Can hold and use scissors correctly
  • Letter writing especially letters in first name

Science

  • Animals and their environments
  • Healthy habits (heart and teeth, for example)
  • Plants and flowers
  • Five senses
  • Weather
  • The Four Seasons
  • Moon and Stars
  • Earth Day

Creative Arts

  • Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, collage, etc.
  • Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, water color paint, markers, chalk, glue
  • Mix paint colors
  • Sing traditional songs
  • Use children’s instruments

Social Skills

Prekindergarten | Pre K Plainview | Hicksville | Bethpage

  • Practice problem-solving skills
  • Share classroom materials
  • Communicate his/her needs
  • Take care of own needs: clean up, toilet self, put on own jacket, hat, etc.

Religion

  • Main concepts: Jesus loves us and takes care of us; God made us and the world
  • Bible Stories: Old Testament and New Testament
  • Christmas and Easter: meaning of the holidays
  • Monthly Missions

Field Trips

  • Fall: teachers and parents join children at the pumpkin farm for fall fun!
  • Spring: teachers and parents join children at a Children’s Theater for a live performance!

Holidays

  • Pumpkin Party: in class
  • Thanksgiving: Thanks Gathering for parents
  • Advent: children perform in a concert
  • Christmas: party in class with parents
  • Valentine’s Day: party in class and a dance at night
  • Easter: party in class
  • Year-end Recognition: concert program for parents
  • Year-end Party: with parents

PLAINVIEW/OLD BETHPAGE KINDERGARTEN READINESS

kindergarten-readiness-programGood Shepherd Lutheran School works closely with the Plainview/Old Bethpage Kindergarten Center to be sure we are on track to adequately prepare our Pre-K children for a happy and successful Kindergarten experience. The following document is the Kindergarten Readiness Skills as outlined by the Plainview/Old Bethpage School District.

Kindergarten Readiness – POB.
 
Children enrolling in Pre-K programs each year must be 4 years of age by December 31. Our staff to student ratio is 1:8 with a maximum of 21 prekindergarten children in the class.

SESSION OPTIONS:

Full Day – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(3 and 5 day options available)