The University Lake School Preprimary, or preschool, program is comprised of grades JK3, JK4 and SK5.
LIFELONG LEARNING SKILLS
ULS believes our Preprimary — or preschool — students should be respected as capable, curious and inquisitive. Teachers encourage students to observe, question, hypothesize and experiment in meaningful investigations. Students use the strategies of mathematicians, scientists, authors and artists during these investigations. With this approach, our preprimary students’ learning extends far beyond basic skills. Most importantly, students advance to the Lower School excited about learning, with a solid foundation to further develop lifelong learning skills.
REGGIO EMILIA APPROACH
University Lake School’s Preprimary programs reflect the internationally recognized Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood and preschool education which fosters:
- The interest of each child
- In-depth investigations
- Collaborative group work
- Dramatic play
- Communication skills
- Critical thinking skills
Half day: 8 a.m. – noon
Full day: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
JK3 (3 years olds*)
2-day option: half or full day (T/Th)
3-day option: half or full day (M/W/F)
5-day option: half or full day
JK4 (4 year olds*)
5-day option: half or full day (half-day attendees can choose optional T/Th or M/W/F afternoons, as well)
SK5 (5 year olds*)
5-day full day: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*Must be 3, 4 or 5 years old by September 15th of the enrolling year and potty trained/ self-sufficient in the bathroom.