Preschool at FCS
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Encouraging Natural Curiosity and Sense of Wonder
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BEFORE + AFTER CARE

GUIDING CURIOUS MINDS DOWN UNIQUE PATHS

Children learn through exploration and play. Our community is designed to encourage these natural abilities in an organized way preparing your child for a life of healthy learning. The Fitzgerald Community School offers a full year, full day preschool program for children ages 3 and up. With half and full day options, there is plenty of flexibility to fit your families needs.

  1. Encouragement of your child’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder
  2. Opportunities to explain ideas and receive respectful feedback
  3. Opportunities to think critically and creatively
  4. Experiences that honor your child’s unique profile of strengths, needs, and preferences
  5. Opportunities to reflect on learning, actions, choices and ideas
  6. Participation on teams and collaborative projects
  7. Time to discuss things that are intriguing and troubling for your child
  8. Daily opportunities to practice and use manners
  9. Opportunities for active engagement in play
  10. Participation in the arts (visual, auditory and kinesthetic)
  11. Time outside in the natural environment to observe the beauty of nature
  12. Opportunities to revel in the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the natural world
  13. Gaining confidence through self-selected and process-oriented experiences
  14. Opportunities to engage in structured and unstructured movement
  15. The sparing use of technology in cooperative settings or in ways that support individual needs
  16. Time daily to experience literature and writing
  17. Playful opportunities to sing songs, repeat chants, patterns, and having engaging books read
  18. A language rich environment (conversations occur, songs are sung, stories and jokes are told)
  19. Exposure to languages
  20. Opportunities and space to be calm
  21. Intentional teaching of emotional and social competence
  22. Time to practice prerequisite skills prior to engaging in the activity for which those are required
  23. Positive guidance that furthers the development of responsibility and respect for self, others and property
  24. Support for the mental health of children
  25. Opportunities to solve challenging problems
  26. Participation in orienteering
  27. A sense of joy and discovery
  28. Scientific investigation and discovery
  29. The care of living things
  30. The practice of academic benchmarks through a variety of experiences
  31. Encouragement of your child’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder
  32. Opportunities to explain ideas and receive respectful feedback
  33. Opportunities to think critically and creatively
  34. Experiences that honor your child’s unique profile of strengths, needs, and preferences
  35. Opportunities to reflect on learning, actions, choices and ideas
  36. Participation on teams and collaborative projects
  37. Time to discuss things that are intriguing and troubling for your child
  38. Daily opportunities to practice and use manners
  39. Opportunities for active engagement in play
  40. Participation in the arts (visual, auditory and kinesthetic)
  41. Time outside in the natural environment to observe the beauty of nature
  42. Opportunities to revel in the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the natural world
  43. Gaining confidence through self-selected and process-oriented experiences
  44. Opportunities to engage in structured and unstructured movement
  45. The sparing use of technology in cooperative settings or in ways that support individual needs
  46. Time daily to experience literature and writing
  47. Playful opportunities to sing songs, repeat chants, patterns, and having engaging books read
  48. A language rich environment (conversations occur, songs are sung, stories and jokes are told)
  49. Exposure to languages
  50. Opportunities and space to be calm
  51. Intentional teaching of emotional and social competence
  52. Time to practice prerequisite skills prior to engaging in the activity for which those are required
  53. Positive guidance that furthers the development of responsibility and respect for self, others and property
  54. Support for the mental health of children
  55. Opportunities to solve challenging problems
  56. Participation in orienteering
  57. A sense of joy and discovery
  58. Scientific investigation and discovery
  59. The care of living things
  60. The practice of academic benchmarks through a variety of experiences
  • To create and express original ideas
  • To expand vocabulary through conversations and instructional activities
  • To show progress in identifying letters and the associations of letter sounds
  • To talk about favorite topics, books, and authors
  • To under book handling concepts
  • To move toward phonetic and conventional spelling by using a variety of forms of early writing (scribbling, drawing, copied print)
  • To begin to write, spell and read familiar words
  • To experiment and play with sounds
  • To gain information from listening to conversations, stories, songs and poems
  • To show progress toward listening respectfully
  • To apply mathematics to daily lives
  • To move toward the use of numbers and symbols
  • To describe comparative relationships
  • Identify and create patterns with real objects
  • Use simple estimation
  • To measure things in the environment, explore weight, temperature and time
  • Identify and appreciate geometric shapes in the environment
  • Understand 1:1 correspondence
  • To explore, experiment and ask questions about topics of interest
  • To experience a sense of wonder
  • To begin to hypothesize
  • To show an increasing ability to predict outcomes
  • To observe details and attributes of objects
  • To propose and explore possibilities
  • To grow in understanding of nutrition
  • To use observational skills to build awareness
  • To participate in improving the environment
  • To form an understanding of the natural world
  • To increase in the ability to initiate and sustain age-appropriate play and peer interactions
  • To recognize respectfully the similarities and differences in people
  • To show increasing respect for the rights of others
  • To extend help to others
  • To grow in the capacity to avoid harming self, others or property when experiencing strong emotions
  • To show comfort with silence and solitude
  • To demonstrate an increasing ability to follow and respect boundaries, schedules and routines
  • To contribute to the life of a community
  • To take action that helps make things better, correct mistakes and solve social problems
  • To recognize the importance of taking care of the resources in an environment
  • To contribute to play themes
  • To demonstrate respect for the creativity and work of others
  • To appreciate and celebrate the heritage of cultures
  • To grow in the ability to adjust to a change of plans or to alter plans
  • To participate in the ideas of others
  • To approach tasks with increasing flexibility
  • To demonstrate an emerging sense of self-awareness (identify interests, strengths, body parts)
  • To become increasingly more independent and interdependent
  • To begin to know how and when to seek help and from whom
  • Show growing independence in self-care (eating, dressing, tpoileting, washing hands, use of tissues)
  • Practice the correct procedures for self-protection ( gun safety, unwanted touch, natural disasters)
  • To begin experiencing acceptable risk-taking experiences (climbing, bike riding, exploring wetlands, heights)
  • To contribute individual strengths and interests to a group
  • To grow in the ability to persist in experiences and projects
  • To demonstrate increasing ability to set goals, to plan, and implement plans
  • To begin to organize projects and play
  • To demonstrate enjoyment in solving problems
  • To learn new concepts through active play
  • To listen to, sing, perform and play music
  • To grow in the ability to pretend and imagine
  • To use the arts to represent their view of the world

ENROLLING AGES 3+


Your child can follow their curiosity and cultivate their creativity to become well-rounded and confident student that is fully prepared when they transition to Kindergarten. 

BEFORE, AFTER + EXTRA CARE

We offer a play-based before and after school care program for an additional fee.

Before care starts at 7:30 AM until school starts at 8:30 AM

After care starts at 2:30 PM and ends at 6:00 PM.

TUITION & FEES

We offer a play-based before and after school care program for an additional fee.

Before care starts at 7:30 AM until school starts at 8:30 AM

After care starts at 2:30 PM and ends at 6:00 PM.