615 12th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
Director/Preschool Teacher's Assistant: Angel Gamache
Preschool Lead Teacher: Thera Wiersma
2022-2023 General Program Information
Half Day Options
Discovery Kids -
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am-12pm
~children must be at least 3 years of age to enroll.
Discovery Kids is a 2-morning per week program that introduces children to a structured learning environment. The class uses a variety of age-appropriate methods to teach basic pre-literacy skills, pre-math skills, art exploration, large motor activities, learning centers, music, Bible lesson, circle time (including story time), social studies and science concepts and a visit to the children's library once a week to check out books.
This class includes chapel on Thursday.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am-noon
Monday-Friday from 9am-noon
~ children must be at least 3 years of age to enroll.
Both provide an increased level of learning in the areas of pre-reading skills and math skills. Using curriculum specifically geared toward 4 and 5 year olds, this class allows for more exposure to skills necessary for transitioning to Kindergarten. Regular physical education, music, art exploration, learning centers, Bible lesson, circle time (including story time), social studies, science, computer lab (once a week) and a visit to the children's library once a week to check out books are also part of the program. This class includes chapel on Wednesday mornings.
Full Day Options
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am-3pm
Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am-3pm and
Tuesday/Thursday from 9am-12pm
Our curriculum for the afternoon will be from the "High Reach Integrated Learning Curriculum." Our goal is to help children get prepared and ready for Kindergarten. We teach pre-kindergarteners "reading and math readiness skills as well as social studies, science, and creative arts". Each unit has "concepts that focus on a main idea that connects learning with hands-on activities and real life experience." We also use "mini books, flip charts, alphabet charts, and picture cards to help children develop their reading and language skills." (www.playandlearn.com)