Our Pre-K Program is designed for our oldest children. Typically, these are children who have already participated in two years of preschool and are either too young for Kindergarten or would benefit from an additional year of preschool.
The curriculum is designed to offer greater challenge appropriate for this age group, while remaining consistent with Crestwood's developmental philosophy. Our longer day option provides more opportunities for our students to engage in small and large group activities, self-directed learning and play, and teacher-supported inquiry. During the afternoon portion of Pre-K we offer enrichment support. i.e. art, wood working, music, physical fitness, karate and cooking classes.
Our spacious, natural setting enhances our rich science curriculum, which includes many forays into animal, earth, and physical science. Parent participation provides a context for social studies as we learn about each other's families, traditions, and professions. Various field trips, such as those to an installation at LACMA or to the Getty, inspire questions and excitement. Our Pre-K curriculum supports our children's ability to make connections in their world, as we weave together literacy, math, science, social studies, social skills, and opportunities for continued emotional growth.
Hours and days during the school year are: Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon (with the option of 2, 3, 4, or 5 afternoons 12:00 - 2:45).
Hours and days during the summer: Hours are the same as the regular school year but the program does not meet on Fridays.
Class size varies with at least three teachers and one working parent, with an adult to child ratio of approximately 1:6.
Tuition for the Pre-K Program may be found at Pre-K Program tuition.