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A one hour class that introduces your child to the world of a preschooler, with gentle separation and the first steps to school readiness. Credit Bundles may be used to book this class (4 credits required).
**CLASS TAKES PLACE ON FRIDAYS AT 11AM TO 12PM**
It is strongly recommended that your child should have attended at least four Play & Learn classes so they are familiar with our Play Gym and staff before attending Preschool Skills. This allows for a more successful separation time.
Where they are:
These children are in the prime of PLAY! They are imagining, creating, and becoming independent learners. They are taking on new challenges, separating from their familiar adult and building the social skills needed for their preschool journey and beyond.
What to expect in class:
Engaging themes like outer space, animals, and bugs continue to foster imagination and allow adults and children to play together, building confidence and trust. Parent/child play time is followed by a gentle separation time where children are engaged by expert teachers in social activities and brain games like puzzles, playdough, imaginary play and storytime. Class ends with celebration and the return of the adults, reminding children that adults always come back! Water/juice and a snack is provided after all the mental and physical exertions!
Physical: Children get ample time on our equipment, building gross motor skills, coordination, and balance. During separation time we will focus on fine motor skills, pre-writing skills, and dexterity (like threading a bead on a string).
Cognitive: Problem-solving, reasoning, and play all support your child’s brain development during this class.
Social: Practice social skills necessary for school readiness in a safe and playful way! Collaboration, turn-taking, and sharing are all practiced during our class with and without our adult guides.
Adults: Get 20 minutes of uninterrupted time during separation time to check emails, drink your coffee, or just sit and relax in our Reception area. You have access to our Play Gym if you have a younger sibling with you.