Yorkshire Academy’s West Houston Preschool program approaches our three-year olds with an ideal mix of multi-sensory activities and the Frog Street Press Preschool Curriculum. Our talented teachers create wonderful activities to answer these inquisitive preschoolers’ who, what, where, and why questions.

Mission

Our preschool program will provide multi-sensory learning experiences through a loving, fun, and secure atmosphere to develop each child’s self-esteem and social skills.

Your Child’s Age

  • Age 3 by September 1st

About Us

  • 2:12 Teacher/Student Ratio with a maximum of 12 students
  • Two parent/teacher conferences per year
  • Frog Street Press Curriculum
  • KidFit
  • Morning Meetings
  • Music & Movement
  • Spanish
  • Library’s special stories
  • British Curriculum Equivalent

Curriculum

Our preschool program for 3-year olds uses a multi-sensory approach within Frog Street Pre-K Adaptations. The Frog Street Curriculum is a comprehensive, research-based program that integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. Developmental experiences stimulate auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile learning. Units of study are theme-based and encourage both the child’s natural curiosity and ability. Skills developed include:

Social Skills

Playing cooperatively with other children is a skill that is stressed, as well as sharing, respecting the rights of others, taking turns, following instructions, and others.

Speech & Language

Vocabulary development is encouraged, as well as auditory and visual perception skills (listening skills & eye/hand coordination) and storytelling skills.

Readiness Skills

Students explore math concepts by sorting, matching, and patterning.

Fine Motor Skills

Cutting with scissors, using tongs, pouring, bead stringing, and working with play dough helps to encourage the growth of fine-motor skills needed for writing.

Gross Motor Skills

Physical fitness is achieved by working large muscles in our Music and Movement classes. Running, jumping, hopping, and kicking are used to achieve this goal and allow for the development of gross motor skills.

Discovery

Science-based learning takes place through thematic units including animals, plants, insects, magnets, weather, and other practical experiences.

Self-Help Skills

Students are encouraged to manage tasks such as hanging up their school bags, cleaning up after themselves, washing their hands, blowing their noses, etc.

Creative Skills

Dramatic play, art activities, songs, and music encourage students to express their creativity.

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment classes are offered on a weekly basis in music, art, Spanish, P.E. and library.

School Hours

  • Arrival 8:45–9:00 a.m. with class beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.
  • Students not attending Mid-Day Stay (12:00–2:30 p.m.) are escorted to the Memorial drive-thru for 12:00 p.m. pick up.
  • Mid-Day Stay students are to be picked up at the Memorial drive-thru between 2:30–2:45 p.m.

Highlights of The Year

  • Butterfly Launch
  • Stone Soup
  • Polar Bear Express Day
  • First field trip
  • Mother Goose
  • Holiday parties
  • Field Day