The first question a parent should ask when researching a quality Pre-K program, is what that program would look like on a daily basis. At The Kid’s Corral, we use Frogstreet PreK, a comprehensive, research-based program that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. The program is engaging and fun! When you walk into the classroom, you will immediately see learning occurring. Children are engaged in small groups reading books, building interesting structures with blocks, and determining what sinks and what floats at the water table. The teachers are asking questions, pointing out children’s successes and guiding learning. The room has a sense of purpose, organization, and excitement.
Preschool children at The Kid’s Corral are taught by trained staff, many of whom have degrees in Early Childhood Development. The classrooms provide loving, structured learning for all children. The curriculum prepares preschoolers for their future educational experiences through a developmentally appropriate approach.
The cornerstones to Frogstreet Pre-K are:
- An extensive integration of theme, disciplines, and domains
- Social and Emotional development including Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline ®
- Differentiated instruction
- Equity of English and Spanish materials and instruction
- Joyful approach to learning
All Frogstreet literacy instruction is based on the National Early Literacy Report to ensure a strong foundation for reading skills. The Frogstreet Pre-K literature library includes both big book and small book formats with listening library CDs.
Variety of literature genres:
- personal narratives
- predictable text
- informational text
MATH AND SCIENCE
Frogstreet Pre-K provides purposeful, engaging math investigations with lessons focused on NCTM focal points and connections:
- Number and Operations
- Geometry and Spatial Awareness
- Classification and Patterning
- Data Collection and Analysis
The Science Library and science manipulatives give young explorers the opportunity to ask questions, observe, and compare!
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Frogstreet Pre-K places a special emphasis on social and emotional development using Conscious Discipline®, a comprehensive classroom management and social-emotional component that creates a learning environment where children feel safe and loved.
PART TIME PRE-SCHOOL
The Kid’s Corral also offers a part-time preschool for children whose families are not seeking full time care, but would like their child to have the opportunity to attend preschool. This program is taught by trained staff using the same curriculum as our other preschool classrooms. Children participating in this program attend a shorter day (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM) and follow Denton ISD and Aubrey ISD school calendars.