In all classrooms we encourage an atmosphere of love and warmth, a peaceful environment, consistency, flexibility and choice. Children are empowered to explore and experiment.
Our Pre-K classroom provides for children aged 3 years, 10 months to 5 years, 6 months.
The Pre-K child is getting ready for the upcoming challenges of elementary school. The curriculum encourages them to explore their own ideas and to develop creativity. Along with art, dramatic play, music, language development, science, outdoor play and cooking, the children are preparing for their next adventure - "Kindergarten." Their development is enhanced through interaction with educational computer games, creating graphs, dictating what they have learned through the Reggio program of documentation, along with starting letters, and using words, numbers and more.
The Pre-K classroom is nestled on the far side of the Twos and Threes classrooms. With a flexible partition adjoining the Threes classroom, the partition can be opened to create one large one open space for all upper classes. The Pre-K classroom has a reading area, kitchenette, circle area and tables and chairs for activities and meals. The Pre-K classroom offers direct access to the exterior partially enclosed playground, which offers space for play, meals and outdoor activities.
MUSIC CLASS WITH TEACHER ERNEST DAVIS – 2 MONDAYS AND 2 THURSDAYS A MONTH
Teacher Davis brings a variety of instruments for the children to learn about and hear their sounds. They learn new songs and participate with this hands-on class. Children are also encouraged to play instruments that Mr. Davis provides for them, dance to new beats and sing along with him. Music is a great way for children to develop intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together. Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.
Gym & Yoga Class with teacher Jessica Jablonski – 4 Wednesdays a Month
This 30-minute class provides a chance for young children to increase their activity and develop socially and physically. Skills learned in gymnastics can benefit a child’s overall development. Children in this class learn to balance and have better coordination, patience and taking turns, self-confidence and follow directions but most of all, to work cooperatively with other children. Additional cost: $50 / month
Marissa Chin was born and raised in Arizona. She recently moved to Los Angeles with her husband and two cats and is excited to explore this beautiful city. She has been working with young children for over a decade and been a teacher for the past five years. She earned both her undergraduate degree in music and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University. Marissa joined Les Enfants as the Pre-K teacher in August 2018.