Skills for School - Children 3 - 5 years of age

The Neighborhood House Skills for School program, for children 3-5 years old, helps students develop the skills they need to be ready for Kindergarten. The licensed early childhood teacher uses the Pre-K On My Way curriculum to plan lessons with a strong focus on math, vocabulary and language skills, which in turn, enhance social-emotional and academic development. The activities and lessons are designed to address the unique barriers that children who may not speak English as their first language experience. Pre-K On My Way has also been a successful learning tool for students who have been diagnosed with or present early signs of learning difficulties or developmental disabilities.

Our educators focus on:

  • Promoting social emotional regulation
  • Helping foster positive peer interactions
  • Inspiring curiosity in problem-solving
  • Encouraging symbolic thinking
  • Exploring the alphabet—skills like phonological awareness, identifying letters and letter sound knowledge
  • Nurturing emerging reading and writing skills
  • Teaching number concepts and operations like counting, quantifying, and connecting numerals with their quantities

The Neighborhood House Skills for School program promotes inclusivity and multiculturalism at both our Wellstone Center and Gloria Dei Lutheran  Church locations.

PreK On My Way Curriculum

PreK On My Way is a newer full-year curriculum that engages children with authentic books and purposeful play to develop a lifelong love of learning. It features best practices in early childhood education that support children’s development in literacy, language, math, and all domains of learning. Children develop fundamental math, literacy, and language skills through engagement in science, social studies, technology, arts, and physical development activities.

Get Connected!

If you would like to learn more about the Parent and Early Childhood Education program and inquire about registering your family for the program please contact Service Connect.