PRE-K OVERVIEW

Why choose Imhotep Academy for your child’s Pre-school?

Beyond Daycare

Imhotep Academy provides each student with an individualized approach to self, academic and social development.  We also provide a well-rounded program that balances basic skills, physical development and sound growth.  Student engage in accelerated activities that foster individual talents and strengths.

Caring Environment

Imhotep Academy staff knows the importance of creating an environment where students feel comfortable and feel free to express themselves.  Our teachers help students develop a love for school and learning.  Students are engaged in daily activities that develop their character and self esteem.

Accelerated Academic Program

Imhotep Academy’s pre-kindergarten curriculum develops the entire child.   With cross-curriculum lessons, we hope to develop students’ cognitive ability, social awareness, and prepare them for kindergarten.

Certified staff

Our staff continuously undergo professional development to stay current with Bright from the Start requirements.

Our Program Features

  • Small-group activities in reading, writing and mathematics every day
  • Hands-on experiences that encourage independent, innovative learning
  • Lessons that prepare your child for kindergarten
  • Whole-group activities that help your child build a sense of community
  • Regular teacher-family communication

Your Pre-kindergarten’s Day

Time Activity
Open to 8:20 a.m. Arrival/Free Play/CentersChildren participate in free play, they can visit learning centers or participate in individual or small-group activities until most children have arrived.
8:20 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Hygiene/Clean up/Group Devotion: Teacher brings the group together for morning routines, calendar, sharing, featured activity, literacy-building, and discussion of the day’s activities. Transitions/Hygiene
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Outdoor Play: Children select from a variety of outdoor activities.
9:45-10:00 a.m. Hygiene/Clean up
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Group Time: Children come together to listen to a daily read-aloud and/or to finish or repeat activities from the early morning group time.
10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Learning Centers: Children choose from activities in the literacy, library, math, blocks, science, sensory, dramatic play, manipulatives, and creative arts learning centers. Teachers implement small-group activities with a few children at a time, focusing on literacy and mathematics skill-building activities and observational assessment.
11:00 a.m.to 11:45 a.m. Lunch: Children wash hands, help set the tables, and prepare and eat lunch.
11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rest Time and Quiet Work Time: Most children nap or rest quietly. As children wake from rest time, they can select from a variety of quiet choices, such as drawing and writing, books, or the listening center. Wash up for snack.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Snack/Featured story
3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Outdoor Play: Children select from a variety of outdoor activities.
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hygiene
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learning Centers: Children choose from activities in the literacy, library, math, blocks, science, sensory, dramatic play, manipulatives, and creative arts learning centers. Teachers implement small-group activities with a few children at a time, focusing on literacy and mathematics skill-building activities and observational assessment.
4:30 p.m. to Close Quiet Work Time: Most children nap or rest quietly. As children wake from rest time, they can select from a variety of quiet choices, such as drawing and writing, books, or the listening center.

Cultivating ‘Ultimate Students’

Imhotep Academy is committed to the development of the “whole” child through an accelerated curriculum that seamlessly incorporates African-American history and heritage.