Building Blocks Preschool
The Building Blocks 2013/14 TINY TOTS and PREKINDERGARTEN Registration begins Monday, February 11th, 2013
If your child is currently enrolled in one of our Building Block programs and is qualifIed by age for Tiny Tots or Pre Kindergarten, please use the above form. Any child in your immediate family is eligible for the enrollment advantage opportunity. We will be processing your registration requests first!
San Mateo Residents – This year we will be processing San Mateo residents first, and non-residents second for our Returning Families and our New Families.
If your child is not, or was not, enrolled in our Winter 2013 or Spring 2013 quarter then you are considered a New Family and must use the form above. You can still turn in your forms now, but they will be processed after our returning families.
Block A: Parent & Child (Ages 1 – 2 years)
You and your child can explore preschool together in this first step of our building blocks program. The classes are a fun time to get your little one used to the idea of preschool with singing, sharing, and arts and crafts. The classes focus on:
- Reinforcing parents as teachers.
- Building socialization skills.
Block B: Friends & Me (Ages 2 – 3 years)
This class is for little ones who are ready to explore school on their own, but are not yet toilet-trained. Friends & Me focuses on:
- Exploration with a teacher.
- Fostering independence.
- Easing separation anxiety through self-fulfilling activities.
- Continued building of movement and social skills.
- Low ratio - five students per teacher.
Block C: Tiny Tots (Ages 3 – 4 years)
This class is the next step after Friends and Me and is designed for toilet-trained children. It provides a vibrant and nurturing environment for your child to develop:
- Social and cognitive skills.
- Gross motor and fine motor skills.
- Pre-academic concepts such as the alphabet, colors, phonics and numbers.
Block D: Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 4 – 5 years)
This last program in our series and is designed as a transition to kindergarten. Pre-kindergarten focuses on:
- Continued development of social skills and building self esteem.
- Providing a more structured environment in preparation for kindergarten.
- Incorporating state recommended academic benchmarks.
- Creating a safe setting to develop age-appropriate skills.
For complete and detailed information on any of the preschool classes, see our Activity Guide.