Our Preschool in Frisco focuses on the basics of Kindergarten readiness for 4 and 5 year olds; letters, writing, reading, shapes, colors, numbers, counting, calendar, weather, history, geography, holidays, socialization, class behavior and circle time, etc.
Child guided themes are woven into the fabric of each area of the school, and activities are coordinated between all teachers.
For example, if a theme of transportation is chosen, then cars, planes and trains will be discovered in each area of study. The music component will be songs about cars, planes and trains; dancers will dance to “Chattanooga Choo, Choo”, “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane”, and “Life is a Highway”; art projects will revolve around crafts, drawing and painting modes of transportation; and theatre students read books and act out fairy tales involving the theme.
A Typical Day:
Children at this private school are busy! Students rotate through five classrooms that focus on music, dance, theatre, art and academics.
Weekly routines are structured around letters, writing, reading, numbers, and Kindergarten Readiness that are carried through the entire school environment. Children in Pre-K love the familiar activities of “morning circle”, and we start with this each day in class. Weather, calendar, seasonal events and more are typical conversations that students have during this vital learning and sharing time.
Each class time is concentrated on skill building with age appropriate activities, and the teachers make it fun. The faculty is highly trained in their area of artistic discipline, and have a genuine love for this age group.
Daily Academics: Advanced preschoolers develop writing skills daily through many subjects and activities using the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum. Language arts, Reading and Math is an everyday experience for our advanced pre-k. With the help of Journeys, Dolch Sight Words and Spectrum Math, learn how to reason and problem-solve. Our weekly hands-on science experiments creates a desire to want to learn more and explore on their own.
Daily Music: A combination of instruments (including piano exploration), composer history, creative movement, and songs. Part ensembles, folk dances, and the written language of music and rhythms.
Daily Theatre: Building confidence and imagination with stories, puppetry, poetry, dress up, terminology, speaking on a friendly stage, and every child gets a part with our age appropriate skits. Increasing memory, character development, feelings and empathy.
Daily Dance: A unisex program incorporating the techniques of jazz, tap, hip hop and ballet, with tumbling. Yes…We have LOTS of boys in our program! Simple dance sequencing, creative musical rhythm and musical development. Being part of a team!
Daily Art: Our advanced art program allows students to learn about famous artists such as Picasso and Jackson Pollack with the use of a wide variety of art mediums beyond tempera paint and crayons. Some of these include sculptures, mosaics, acrylic paint on canvas, and paper mâchè. Students also learn about art terminology, 2D/3D art, color mixing and so much more! Advanced preschool students are given the opportunity to develop step by step careful art gallery projects with specific art techniques and more details included in each of their art pieces.
Computer Technology: Students enjoy a variety of fun educational software including spelling, reading, and math apps that follow the weekly lesson plan.
Events: Our students showcase their knowledge of the arts through four major events a year. Our music concerts, art galleries, theatre skits, and dance performances with professional costumes allow families to see what their children are learning at Frisco Creative Arts Preschool! Plus all of the traditional seasonal school special activities that make it to our calendar of events!
The Frisco Creative Arts Preschool is a licensed child-care center and is located at the Frisco School of Music and Performing Arts, a premier private music and arts school in the area, at Preston and Main Street in Frisco.