This classroom is comprised of students from 2 months to 16 months of age. These students participate in a wide variety of activities based on each child’s individual developmental level. Students in this program learn social skills through facial expressions and big body movement. The program enhances language development through stories, music, signs and the introduction of vocabulary words. Students have access to various apparatuses such as; mats, floor gyms and climbing toys to promote gross motor development. Fine motor development is encouraged through finger movements and gestures during songs and games, age appropriate manipulatives and individual play. The classroom teacher and assistant will facilitate exploration by changing out toys and apparatuses, modeling new games and role play ideas and designing a creative and productive classroom environment.
This classroom is comprised of children from 13 months of age through 2 years of age. Students are promoted into this classroom from the infant class based on their physical & developmental abilities not chronological age. At this level students display a wide variety of developmental and social abilities and are taught through hands on activities that promote all areas of development. Pre-Reading Skills are encouraged through focal stories, student participation in story time and media exposure to letters and words in various forms of printed materials. Pre-Math Skills such as colors, shapes, counting, calendar and printed numbers are introduced to students in small increments. Students are also exposed to daily Physical Fitness Activities, Social Skill Development Opportunities and Science / Community Exploration.
Students must be 2 by October 1st in order to enter the early preschool level. Students at this age really begin to develop the academic skills that will follow them through their preschool years. Students are introduced to group and independent learning activities and given more opportunities for explorative learning and choice within their daily schedule. Pre-Reading and Writing Skills are encouraged through themed stories, letter introduction, sight words & labeling, creative writing opportunities, and classroom libraries and writing centers. Pre-Math Skills include an introduction to colors (basic 8), shapes (circle, square, triangle, diamond, rectangle, oval, star & heart), printed numbers up to 10 and counting objects to 3. A strong emphasis is still placed on Language Development at this level. Descriptive words are introduced to expand the student’s vocabulary and music and movement activities are utilized through familiar songs and gestures. (e.g. A says Ahh, A says Ahh, every letter makes a sound and A says Ahh.) Students will also be introduced to basic Spanish, Organized Physical Fitness Skills (to promote both fine and gross motor development), Community & Science Development and a Moral Development Component.
Students in this classroom must to be 3 by October 1st. This classroom focuses on appropriate classroom behavior and independent student growth. Children at this class level are expected to be able to follow simple directions and classroom rules with minimal teacher reminders. Pre-Reading & Writing Skills are developed through letter shape & sound recognition drills, pre-printing activities, individual alphabet introduction, sight words & labeling and guided activities in writing & literacy centers. Pre-Math Skills introduced at this level include numbers up to 20, grouping, charting and counting. Students are exposed to new vocabulary words and some basic Spanish & Greek words (animals, colors, people / family…). Students will continue to participate in Organized Physical Fitness Skills (to promote both fine and gross motor development), Community & Science Development and a Moral Development Component.
Students must be 4 by October 1st in order to enter into this program. This class level is very structured and academically based. Students at this level begin to apply phonic rules to decoding words and then into actual reading. This program also focuses on math, science and emergent writing skills. Reading and Writing skills are developed through guided reading, increased journal time and writing activities, introduction to CVC words and phonetic decoding. An introduction to addition & subtraction, word problems, geometric shapes (rhombus, trapezoid, hexagon, etc…) and the concept of sizes (big, bigger & biggest…small, smaller & smallest…tall, taller & tallest, ect…) are some of the ideas introduced to promote math skills. Students will continue to develop new vocabulary skills, including more advanced Greek & Spanish, participate in organized physical fitness activities, and have ample time to develop social skills through guided and independent peer interactions. At this level students will also focus on developing some fine motor skills, such as, snapping, lacing manipulatives, buttons cutting independently with scissors. History & Science topics may include; The United States of America, Community Life, Map Skills, Plants and Animals and Habitats, Insects, Reptiles, Mammals, Recycling and Environmental Care.
Students are ready for Kindergarten if they are 5 by the October 1st deadline. Students who do not meet the deadline will need to be assessed by the kindergarten teacher to determine eligibility. Our kindergarten is a full day program that emphasizes reading, writing and math skills, in addition to a science component and community awareness. Kindergarten students utilize a reading and language arts program by McGraw-Hill: McGraw-Hill Reading Level 1. This program is a first grade level program used in many area schools. Additionally students are exposed to various science, social studies and enrichment themes. Students work in age appropriate workbooks that correspond with the above mentioned curriculums. The small class size, accelerated academic programming and additional teacher support (classroom assistant), allow students of all levels to succeed and thrive in our program.
Students enrolled in this program must attend Slaybaugh Primary’s morning Kindergarten program. In the afternoon the Kindergarten Enrichment program assists with homework and reinforces core reading, writing, and math skills. Students in this program are also introduced to a variety of science, history and community topics.
This is an option for students in 1st through 5th grade attending Slaybaugh or Miller schools in EHT or other private schools in the area which offer bussing. Students in the Before and Aftercare Program receive homework assistance and supervised activities such as arts & crafts, reading support, gym time, etc.. Students enrolled in this program are also able to take advantage of School Holiday Care.
Summer at Trinity Learning Center means days filled with water play, sport activities, special events and so much more. We invite infants through 5th graders to come out and join the fun. During the summer we like to take advantage of our lighter roster by scheduling a lot of messy and experimental activities. We also have a ton of guest come out to the school to provide our students with hands on activities and presentations. Previous guest include : Local Zoos, Aquariums, Children’s Museums, Musical & Stage Performers, Art Professionals and so many more. Look for our calendar in the spring for more information about this year’s program.