Early Learning Program
Toddlers, Pre-K 3, and Pre-K 4
At Ellison we believe in the power of those precious early years when children soak up knowledge and develop a true love of learning. We also believe in the importance of a nurturing, hands-on environment filled with caring people who take the time to know each child’s unique personalities, interests and skill levels, and then create programming to match. Learn More
At Ellison we believe in the power of those precious early years when children soak up knowledge and develop a true love of learning. We also believe in the importance of a nurturing, hands-on environment filled with caring people who take the time to know each child’s unique personalities, interests and skill levels, and then create programming to match.
It’s with that in mind that Ellison created its Toddler and Preschool Early Learning programs. After just a few minutes in our classrooms, you’ll see that Ellison’s approach goes beyond day care and is instead a program based on early reading, developmental language and math concepts in a small, stimulating class setting.
At Ellison, we think twos are terrific! They are on the move, newly independent and ready to take on the world. At Ellison, we help them do that and so much more. In addition to exploring basic academic concepts, the children begin developing important social skills and healthy habits as they share and play with their new friends. They learn to recognize colors, shapes, the alphabet, numbers (up to 50!), the days of the week, months of the year and more through fun and creative units like “living things” and “neighborhood helpers” to name just a few. They also participate as part of a group in circle time, as well as strengthen their fine and gross motor skills. Ellison’s Toddler Program includes physical education, Spanish and Library classes multiple times each week. Full- and part-time options are available and both early morning and late afternoon care is included in the cost of tuition.
Preschool 3 Program
Ellison’s three-year-old students are raring to go and so are we! The Pre-K3 program takes an interactive approach to bring to life letters and their sounds, numbers and counting, all sorts of shapes, and a full spectrum of colors. The curriculum also includes early science and math concepts and offers activities designed to strengthen fine and gross motor skills, self expression and self confidence. The children learn about weather, animals, transportation, holidays, nature and more. Finally, Ellison’s Pre-K3 program reinforces healthy habits, good manners and many other social skills. In addition to core classroom learning, all Pre-K3 students receive a full plate of “specials” which include: Music, Art, Physical Education, Spanish, Computer Technology, and Library classes.
Preschool 4 Program
With Kindergarten just one year away, we make sure all Pre-K4 students are more than ready! In Pre-K4, students review and master their knowledge of letters and their sounds, numbers and counting, shapes and colors. They also learn sight words, write their names (using upper and lower case letters), copy short sentences, and begin to read. Science and Math concepts are taught through many creative units like life cycles, solar system, dinosaurs, nutrition, and more. School days are filled with fun, non-stop activities designed to capture the unique spirit, enthusiasm and endless wonder of these very special youngsters. Through planned activities, children are encouraged to explore, create, communicate, question, solve problems, think, reason and socialize. Children also practice their storytelling skills with the help of daily journals filled with hand-drawn pictures – each explained in their own words.