Goals

Mira Mesa Presbyterian Preschool programs and teachers are committed to the development of each child in various areas including:

Social, Emotional and Spiritual Development:
Your child will learn how to be social and independent while growing in their faith with the following skills:

  • Being comfortable to be away from family
  • Learning to adapt to new situations
  • Developing respectful relationships with parents and teachers
  • Establishing meaningful friendships
  • Accepting responsibility for the care of materials and equipment
  • Implementing self-help skills
  • Cooperating in play and shared activities
  • Persevering in approaching daunting tasks
  • Utilizing thinking skills to resolve conflicts
  • Understanding God’s love and creation
  • Becoming a productive member of a learning community

Cognitive Development:
Our teachers and programs create a positive learning environment in which their natural curiosity can be explored and their cognitive thinking can blossom with the following skills:

  • Manipulating, investigating, and rearranging age appropriate materials
  • Comparing and contrasting objects and properties
  • Identifying classifications, quantifications, patterns, and dangers
  • Recognizing spatial relationships
  • Counting and using numbers
  • Executing problem-solving skills
  • Role-playing roles and situations with objects
  • Exercising and encouraging their imaginations
  • Assuming and interpreting representations

Language Development:
Your child will learn how to express and articulate themselves with the following skills:

  • Hearing and discriminating the sound of a language
  • Communicating their feelings, needs, and thoughts
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Following directions
  • Conversing with peers and teachers
  • Finding relationships between written and spoken word
  • Expanding their vocabulary in relation to body parts, colors, and textures
  • Demonstrating knowledge of the alphabet
  • Comprehending books and loving reading
  • Writing names, letters, and words

Physical Development:
Your child will learn the importance of physical fitness through play and maintain a physically healthy lifestyle with the following skills:

  • Performing basic running, jumping, galloping, and hopping abilities
  • Climbing safely and confidently up and down play equipment
  • Riding a tricycle
  • Throwing, kicking and catching
  • Handling small items
  • Building hand-eye coordination
  • Cutting carefully with scissors
  • Holding a writing tool

Just for 2’s

Mira Mesa Presbyterian Preschool offers a special developmental preschool program for our two-year-old children. Two-year-olds have special developmental needs that are different from our older preschool children. Our goal is to work together with parents to meet the special needs of each child and to teach each child to develop a positive self-concept. Each day in the two-year-old room is filled with fun and laughter balanced with a familiar daily routine and the teacher’s loving guidance.

Our program will help two-year-olds to:

  • Learn new social skills (by interacting with other children and adults)
  • Increase their language communication abilities ( by being exposed to descriptive language)
  • Enhance physical growth (both small motor coordination and large muscle development)
  • Experience creative art (lots of paint, playdough, and gluing)
  • Enjoy music (listening, clapping, wiggling and using musical instruments)
  • Be aware of science and math (by observing and interacting with the world around them)

Read about our Core Values here!
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Read about our Guidelines here!
 

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