This enrichment program is designed for students preparing to enter Pre-K3 or Pre-K4. Through individualized instruction and small group digital instruction, children are put on a path to educational excellence. Teachers foster an environment that provides the basic foundations for reading and math readiness while nurturing social development and promoting physical fitness and an appreciation for the arts. Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including sight word recognition, reading comprehension, expressive language, vocabulary building, phonological awareness, and letter recognition and sounds. Students also get a jumpstart on the foundations for math, such as identifying relationships and patterns, developing spatial awareness, number patterns, and measurement through hands-on exploration. This enrichment program also includes time each day for students to participate in fun outside activities led by the teacher and teacher's assistant. This is an all day program.
Kelly Marrero is from Long Island, New York, where she earned both a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a Master's in Literacy Education from Dowling College. She has been teaching for more than five years at the elementary level. She taught for Broward County Schools before coming to American Heritage as a kindergarten teacher. Ms. Marrero enjoys working with the younger ages, and her creativity in the classroom helps keep her students engaged and learning.
Randi Licht is a 23 year veteran National Board Certified elementary school teacher. She has a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She has enjoyed teaching Pre-K for the past 12 years. Randi helped design, create, and teach the American Heritage Summer Institute's "Keys to Kindergarten" program. Having attended summer camp as a child and worked at a summer camp or summer school most of her adult life, Randi knows the secret to her students' success is consistent learning throughout the summer.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.