Preschool (Ages 3-5) - Nicholasville, KY

During these formative years our teachers introduce your active and enthusiastic learner to more structured learning opportunities. One of the best ways we can help your child succeed is to teach them to be creative and confident thinkers. Our approach to your preschooler’s development reflects that belief through hands-on exploration and discovery, which helps build critical thinking skills, creativity and confidence. We tap into your child’s natural curiosity of their environment through hands-on, project-based investigations of everyday topics. Children work on learning letters and letter sounds, name recognition, as well as letter and number recognition. They will experience large group, small group and individualize time. Upon graduating our preschool program, your child will feel confident and prepared to enter Kindergarten.

 

Classrooms are set up into the 7 learning centers across all ages. Each center plays a major role in the child’s development. In blocks, children work on their hand/eye coordination while building blocks. In dramatic play, they are learning about pretend play which develops practical life skills. In math and science, they are developing problem solving skills, as well as cause and effect. Each learning center is designed to constantly provide an active and engaging environment, work on social and emotional development, help label emotions, and offer guidance on helping to cope with those emotions.

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Meet Our Teachers

KIARA REID - Preschool

Kiara has been with A Child’s Place for three years. She has two children of her own and is pursuing a Childhood Development Associate certification. One of her favorite things about being a teacher is helping the kids achieve their full potential to help them feel happier and better about themselves. Outside of work she enjoys shopping, travelling, and spending time with her family.

kreid@achildsplaceky.org

BILLIE CLEM - Preschool

Billie started at A Child’s Place in 2016 after graduating from West Jessamine High School, where she spent her high school years caring for children as a babysitter. Billie enjoys helping children learn and achieve their goals in learning new things. In her free time, she loves going to rodeos and riding horses.

bclem@achildsplaceky.org

JUDITH SHOEMAKER - Preschool

 Judy has been with A Child's Place a little over a year. She is a great addition to our team. She works with our older preschool children and main focus is kindergarten readiness. She loves watching children learn and grow and believes that forming a strong partnerships with parents is a must. She loves spending time with her family and her dogs. She also enjoys reading and baking.

jshoemaker@achildsplaceky.org

The Creative Curriculum for Preschool

One of the best ways we can help your child succeed is to teach them to be creative and confident thinkers. Our approach to your preschooler’s development reflects that belief through hands-on exploration and discovery, that helps build critical thinking skills, creativity and confidence. We tap into your child’s natural curiosity of their environment though hands-on, project-based investigations of everyday topics. This study approach allows your child to gain a deeper understanding of the topic by asking questions and discovering answers through exploration.

 

We focus on 38 research-based objectives that will inform every study and are aligned with state early learning guidelines.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL

1. Regulates own emotions and behaviors

    a. Manages feelings

    b. Follows limits and expectations

    c. Takes care of own needs appropriately

2. Establishes and sustains positive relationships

    a. Forms relationships with adults

    b. Responds to emotional cues

    c. Interacts with peers

    d. Makes friends

3. Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations

    a. Balances needs and rights of self and others

    b. Solves social problems

PHYSICAL

4. Demonstrates traveling skills

5. Demonstrates balancing skills

6. Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills

7. Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination

    a. Uses fingers and hands

    b. Uses writing and drawing tools

8. Listens to and understands increasingly complex language

    a. Comprehends language

    b. Follows directions

9. Uses language to express thoughts and needs

    a. Uses an expanding expressive vocabulary

    b. Speaks clearly

    c. Uses conventional grammar

    d. Tells about another time or place

10. Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills

    a. Engages in conversation

    b. Uses social rules of language

COGNITIVE

11. Demonstrates positive approaches to learning

    a. Attends and engages

    b. Persists

    c. Solves problems

    d. Shows curiosity and motivation

    e. Shows flexibility and inventiveness in thinking

12. Remembers and connects experiences

    a. Recognizes and recalls

    b. Makes connections

13. Uses classification skills

14. Uses symbols and images to represent something not present

   a. Thinks symbolically

   b. Engages in sociodramatic play

LITERACY

15. Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition

16. Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet

17. Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses

18. Comprehends and responds to books and other texts

19. Demonstrates writing skills

20. Uses number concepts and operations

21. Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes

22. Compares and measures

23. Demonstrates knowledge of patterns

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

24. Uses scientific inquiry skills

25. Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things

26. Demonstrates knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials

27. Demonstrates knowledge of Earth's environment

28. Uses tools and other technology to perform tasks

SOCIAL STUDIES

29. Demonstrates knowledge about self

30. Shows basic understanding of people and how they live

31. Explores change related to familiar people or places

32.  Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge

THE ARTS

33. Explores the visual arts

34. Explores musical concepts and expression

35. Explores dance and movement concepts

36. Explores drama through actions and languageE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

37. Demonstrates progress in listening to and understanding English

38. Demonstrates progress in speaking English

107 Brookside Dr

Nicholasville, KY 40356

info@achildplaceky.org \\ Tel: (859) 885-9241 

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