At Jump Up Preschool we believe in teaching our students at a higher level. We provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps build an excitement for learning.
Physical activity combined with Curriculum, is based on active learning styles for both body and mind, where your child will discover their own unique super powers.
Our preschool program will prepare your child for kindergarten and promote optimal learning and development. Research has proven that early experiences have a profound effect on development and learning that will shape their motivation for learning throughout their life.
We follow the Alpine School District Calendar
for breaks and holidays. However, we start classes after Labor Day, and end the week before Alpine School District ends.
At Jump Up we only teach basic traditional values and we do not incorporate any ideological instruction. We do recognize traditional U.S. Holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.
Gymnastic classes offer our preschool students the opportunity to develop healthy muscles, enhance flexibility, and brain stimulation through obstacle courses and movement.
Each class includes gymnastics instruction taught by a qualified coach at no additional cost.
Our preschool classes use two classrooms. The Academic Room is used for more direct teaching and learning. The Discovery Room is used to learn and grow through play and activities.
In the Discovery room students rotate through centers that include dramatic play, building, sensory, teacher directed learning and/or art. We use "play as learning" where students learn to follow routine, structure and directions. The ability to socialize and appropriately play with their peers is emphasized.
We use the Get Set for School curriculum for math.
This program provides teachers with easy-to-access ways to help children visualize mathematics with in-depth mathematical understanding
which includes manipulatives.
Research supports the use of manipulatives in the classroom. This program focuses on basic math concepts such as colors, size, counting, quantity, numbers, shapes, sorting, patterns, graphing, and measuring to prepare students for kindergarten. In Pre-k we will supplement the Get Set for School Curriculum with “Hands On Standards.”
Science and Social Study
Each week we have a different theme. Some themes are science related such as learning about animals, seasons, germs or the five senses. Other themes are Social Studies related such as friendship, emotions, holidays and community helpers. As themes are being taught each week, we tie literacy into each weekly theme by using books and activities.
Basic literacy knowledge is taught using Get Set for School’s “Language and Literacy” program. This program includes; letter sounds, sounds in words, rhyming, basic letter/word/sentence knowledge, compound words, syllables and story knowledge such as predicting, retelling, setting and main characters.
PreK students use Get Set for School “Readiness and Writing.” This program focuses on the correct way to write uppercase letters. PreK students will be introduced and learn the correct way to write lowercase letters towards the end of the school year.
Preschool (3-4 year olds) students are taught the letters of the alphabet throughout the year as they coordinate with the weekly theme. The focus with preschool is to recognize and learn the letters and their sounds.
Music & Art
Music, art and other activities are used to emphasize all lessons being taught in our curriculum.
Our PreK students will formally be assessed twice. At the end of August before classes start, and in April or May. The assessment is taken from the curriculum Get Set for School and covers letters, basic literacy, math, and pre-writing skills.
3-4 Year Old Class
To qualify for the 3-4 year old class your child must be at least 3 years old by September 1st and independently toilet trained.
To qualify for Pre-K your child must be 4 years old by September 1st. Pre-K is a program designed specifically prepare students for kindergarten.
There is a $65 non-refundable registration fee to secure your child’s spot and is due at registration. This fee also helps fund your child’s books and all classroom supplies.