We are excited to launch our newest programming for PRESCHOOLERS at Over the Moon!
Our enrichment class in literacy is designed for children ages 4 to 5 years of age and is a wonderful supplement to traditional preschool programs. Offered in the afternoon, this small-group, drop-off class is 1 1/2 hours in length and offer specialized instruction in an engaging, nurturing environment. Each preschool enrichment class provides materials to be used at home in order to extend learning and build excitement. Join the fun and watch your child’s literacy skills sky rocket! Learn more below.
4 – 5 years
Fee: $210 per child for 2.5 hours
Give your preschooler’s early literacy skills a boost! This new and exciting small-group program for preschoolers teaches early literacy skills through a combination of direct instruction and hands-on play. Specific skills targeted include letter identification, letter sounds, phonological awareness (rhyming and sound segmenting) and an introduction to sight words. The program director and instructor, Melissa Breen, holds a masters degree in education as well as state teacher certifications in early childhood, elementary and special education. She utilizes a multi-sensory teaching approach that engages all learning styles and produces results. Some of these teaching strategies include incorporating the manual alphabet (sign language), movement and music, and sensory activities such as play dough, sand, and water. Children will have fun while learning and will develop confidence in their early reading and writing skills!
Each child will be given a Literacy Bag to bring home. This should be brought to class each week. The bag will hold provided materials to help continue learning at home (sight word rings, handouts with game instructions, song lyrics, etc.) Following each class, caregivers will be invited into the classroom to learn about what we did during our time together and about the materials being sent home that week.
Mondays 1:30 – 3:00 pm, November 12 th to December 17 th