Pre-K Frogs

(big 4's)

Welcome to Pre-K Frogs Classroom

Welcome to the Frog’s Class (children turning 5 between January 1 and June 30) Our Fish and Frogs classes have similar curriculums, as both are focused on pre-kindergarten education.  However, we have found that separating the classes into the “older” and “younger” allows for the necessary academic and social development differences that we see in these ages. Children may move from the Fish Class to the Frogs class, or to Kindergarten.

The Fish and Frog’s classes are designed to build confidence and independence in every child so that they are ready for Kindergarten. We accomplish this goal by providing a safe, warm and nurturing classroom environment. In addition to our academic focus, we place a strong daily focus on building social, communication, and problem-solving skills. Academics are focused on “center work”, with each providing a different experience such as, literacy, letter recognition and formation alongside phonemic awareness. By utilizing Handwriting without Tears, we encourage children to understand how letters are formed using both straight and curved lines. Our Math center is a based on number recognition and math concepts such as patterning, graphing and spatial awareness.  Additionally, we engage the children in our art centers where we are able to work in smaller groups that reflect our academic theme for the month.  Practicing fine motor skills and understanding how to follow instructions are a focal point.  Outdoor play and imaginary play in the classroom are another important part of our day providing opportunities for our Fish and Frogs to learn about self-control, problem-solving and independent decision-making. They expand their language use by communicating with their peers, and coming together for class story time, where introductory literary concepts are introduced. Reading aloud helps with rhyming and vocabulary expansion and helps your child create positive associations with books and reading.

All these various activities work in unison to not only build your child’s academic and social skills, but to provide the most fun and caring preschool experience for them. Conferences are offered twice a year, but questions and concerns, and open dialogue are encouraged throughout the year.

 

 
 

 

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Meet our Teachers

Scottsdale Early Education | New Covenant Lutheran School

Ms. Nancy

Nancy is a native Arizonan. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband of 27 years and has two children: Alex, 25, and Nikki, 20. She enjoys traveling, movies, reading, and staying fit.
For the past 15 years, Nancy’s passion has been working with young children. She loves nurturing and making a positive impact on their young lives. She has taught at New Covenant for four years and is looking forward to many more exciting years to come!

Ms. Tammy

Tammy grew up in Minford, Ohio. From Ohio, she moved to Boca Raton, Florida where she lived for 11 years. After her time in Florida, she moved to Arizona and has been here for the past 14 years. Tammy has worked as a teacher’s assistant for the past six years in the Scottsdale public school system. Two of those years were spent as a kindergarten assistant.
Tammy is married and has two boys, Travis, 14, and Justin, 12. She has been a Cub Scout leader for both of her boys. When she is not busy with her family, Tammy volunteers for “Project Linus” which is a non-profit organization that crochets blankets for critically ill children throughout the valley.

Scottsdale Preschool Classes

Pre-K Frogs

Monday-Friday
9am-3pm
With half day option 9am-12:30pm

Before and After School Care Available
7am-6pm

We are here

15152 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-391-1264
Email: ncschooloffice@newcovenantaz.org