Our VPK Program

The curriculum for our pre-kindergarten groups is tailored to the developmental needs of those turning four years old by September 1st. The VPK curriculum introduces more advanced fields of study under the assumption that the prerequisite goals of the Preschool Program have been met. Subjects include math, phonological awareness, oral language and vocabulary, literacy, print knowledge, introductory science, the arts, music, environmental issues and social studies. Children are encouraged to explore these topics with guidance and on their own.

At the core of our curriculum lies the assumption that all children are inherently inquisitive. Through appropriate stimulation and encouragement, Lighthouse Academy and Child Development Center seeks to instill a love of learning in every child.

Daily Routine
A daily routine gives children comfort and stability. Knowing this, we are careful to provide a steady framework for their daily activities that nonetheless allows for spontaneous events and activities.

Sample Weekly Lesson Plan
Here is a sample weekly lesson plan for the Pre-Kindergarten Program.

 



Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Circle Time 

Weekend stories


Sing "Yankee Doodle"

Show and tell

 

 

Sing "Alouette"


Read Aesop's fables

 

 

Sing "Skip to my Lou"


Read "Ugly Duckling"

 

 

Sing "I'm a Little Teapot"


Story time: what do your parents do?


Sing "You Are My Sunshine"

Reading and Writing
Spell your name using alphabet squares Assign pictures to matching words Write a letter to your parents Learn about writing instruments Write a short story
Math and Science
Simulate a day of shopping at the market Sort shapes by type and size Trace shapes, count the sides and name them Arrange numbered squares in sequence Compare Roman and Arabic numerals
Arts and Music
Use paint-dipped marbles on a canvas Sing along with your song of choice Experiment with various stamp pads Instrument practice: the recorder Use finger paint for a group painting
Social Studies
Count to ten in Spanish Simulate a trip to Europe Practice the Spanish alphabet FIELD TRIP: Spanish-American Museum Your name in different countries

 

Have a look at the photo gallery below for a peek at some of our recent activities, and to get an idea of what our rooms look like.

Lighthouse Academy and Child Development Center
202 W Boynton Beach Blvd

Boynton Beach, FL 33435

 

Phone: 561-734-1880 

 

Fax: 561-734-8851

 

Email: lighthousecdc03@yahoo.com

 

If you need to speak with our director or one of the teachers, please don't hesitate to call. We're always happy to assist you.
   
You may also get in touch with us using our contact form.

Your Child's Care and Education is Our #1 Priority!

                 HOURS OF OPERATION

Open Monday through Friday from 7:00 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.  We invite you to take a tour of our facility.  Call us for more information.

We are an A.P.P.L.E. Accredited Preschool

and hold the State of Florida Department of Children and Families Gold Seal RecognitionThe Gold Seal emphasizes that our level of care exceeds minimum licensing standards by meeting a higher standard of care and education.