Preschool (starting at age 2)
Our youngest students enjoy an introduction to learning through a blend of purposeful play and early academics. Fairmont’s caring teachers help students strengthen their fine and gross motor skills, and develop fundamental skills in literacy and math.
This first stage of Fairmont’s Early Childhood Programs is for students who are two to four-years-old and potty trained. Our youngest students use academically enriching programs to develop a strong foundation of early literacy and number sense. Older preschoolers build upon this foundation as they engage in a curriculum that advances their phonics and math skills.
A preschooler’s morning includes exciting academics, art, socialization, and purposeful play. Full-day preschoolers receive a nap/rest time along with extended afternoon play. Play is essential to exercise gross motor skills and foster social-emotional development. When preschoolers are academically and developmentally ready, they advance to pre-kindergarten.
Pre-Kindergarten (3 years 9 months and up)
At the pre-kindergarten level, students are challenged to become independent learners within a fun and safe environment — empowering them to approach new challenges with confidence. By the time Pre-K students enter kindergarten, they are able to read and write, and grasp increasingly more advanced math skills.
Students who turn three-years-old and nine months by September 1st may enter Fairmont’s PK program. These children benefit from kindergarten-level curricula in language arts and math. They work together in small learning groups to receive the support they need for maximizing their opportunities to grow and learn.
Following a morning of academics, oral language development, and purposeful play, full-day students finish the day with a nap/rest time and afternoon enrichment. This additional learning time offers exciting explorations in science, social studies, computers, music, art, and physical education. Upon completing PK, students advance to either junior kindergarten or kindergarten, as appropriate for their age and readiness.