# Preschool & kindergarten

Please forward this error screen to 77. Please forward this error screen to 209. The preschool & kindergarten way to learn is by doing. We provide experiences where children learn on all levels and value play as the essence of learning for children.

We have been part of this community since 1980! We have a play-based curriculum, where our students learn by doing, playing and exploring. Our Dragonfly, Butterfly and Busy Bee Afternoon classes will be offered for the 2017-18 school year! Dragonfly PM class students need to be 3 by September 1.

Butterfly PM class students need to be 4 by September 1 and Busy Bee PM class 5 by September 1. Kindergarten was voted the best preschool in Clark County for 2015! Main site images provided by Teresa Vick Photography. During their third year, many children can tell their age and hold up that many fingers to demonstrate.

During the fourth year, many can accurately count up to five items, some can count up to 10, and a few can count to 20. Many four-year-olds can tell what number comes after a given number in a sequence up to 10. Given two numbers between one and 10, many five-year-olds can tell which of the two is larger. By the fifth year, they can accurately use the words in a sentence. Many four-year-olds will naturally make shapes that show symmetry without necessarily understanding the concept. For example, they might make a structure with blocks where one side of the structure is identical to the other because it appeals to them. When asked, some four- and five-year-olds can copy a shape from memory after looking at it for several seconds.

Some four- and many five-year-olds can use a simple, two-dimensional picture map to find an object hidden in an actual, three-dimensional room. During the third and fourth years, many children figure out how to compare two different objects. They might take two pencils and put them side by side and then tell you which is longer. Or, if you give them another item, they will have more. During the second half of their fourth year, many children will understand different time concepts, such as morning, afternoon, night, earlier, later, and soon. Some children can name the days of the week, and some can name the months and the seasons. For example, they might measure and describe their favorite picture book as 35 paper clips long.