23 July 2018

Pathfinders – Pre-K Program

Promoting The Healthy Growth Of Each Child

Pathfinders Kindergarten Room

The Pathfinder Room is our Pre-K Classroom.

The Pathfinder Room is our Pre-Kindergarten Classroom at Spokane Valley Child Care Center. The goal in our Pathfinder Classroom is to promote the healthy growth of each child as they continue to grow as a pre-kindergartners and begin to prepare for further education.

Our Pre-K teachers focus their daily activities on both individual growth and quality group experiences for the children with a fun, exciting, and hands on approach. Pre-Kindergarten skills are incorporated into this classroom preparing each child to move on to the next level. Our Pre-Kindergarten classroom is equipped with developmentally appropriate materials and equipment to enable the children to learn and grow.

The classroom is set up with interest centers, which include the following areas: art, dramatic play, blocks, fine-motor, library, listening center, sensory, writing, math, and science. Placement of equipment and materials is structured to encourage maximum independence for each child. Each center is designed to stimulate a child’s curiosity and contains activities to help the child practice new skills through play. The centers are set up to encourage language and social development.

Lesson Plans That Meet Individual And Group Needs

The Pathfinder Pre-Kindergarten Teachers have lesson- planning time weekly and plan a theme-based curriculum that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of the group as well as each individual child.

Language skills are primarily strengthened through play in the interest centers as children talk with each other and with their teachers. A few short periods are set aside each day for group times. These experiences focus on listening and comprehension skills, and other pre reading skills. Teachers introduce children to new library books at story times, which are scheduled throughout the day. Children are also encouraged to “write” or dictate both individual stories and group created stories relating to the theme. Children are also given the opportunity to journal on a regular basis.

To enhance children’s physical development, large motor muscle play is available both morning and afternoon on our large, fenced playground. Pre-Kindergarten children also have many opportunities for music and movement in the classroom environment.

Learning During Snacks And Lunch

A nutritious breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack are provided. Meals are served in a family style where the children and the staff sit together. Meal time also serves as a time for children to practice social and language skills through conversations with their peers and teachers. Children are also learning to be independent as they are encouraged to serve themselves and to clean up after themselves too.

5:30 – 7:15 Limited Centers
7:30 – 9:05 Breakfast Served
7:30 – 9:05 Centers / Choice Play
9:05 – 9:15 Clean Up/ Transition
9:15 – 9:30 Wash hands / Snack
9:30 – 10:00 Circle time / Morning Activity
10:00 – 10:30 Outside Play
10:30 – 11:00 Inside Project/ Choice Play
11:00-11:45 Make beds/Wash hands / Lunch
11:45 – 12:00 Transition to Cots/ Story time
12:00 – 2:00 Nap/ Quiet time/Quiet Activity
2:00 – 2:30 Transition from Nap time
2:30 – 3:00 Wash hands / Snack
3:00 -4:00 Choice Play/Afternoon Activity
4:00 – 5:00 Outside Play
5:00 – 6:00 Combine / Table Activities

For more information, please call us at (509) 924-2850,

stop by 3120 N Industrial Park 1st St, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 or Contact Us online.