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PreK4 students roar along with a reading of %22Where the Wild Things Are%22

Open the door to Corbett Prep's PreK3 and PreK4 classes and you may find students painting the Sistine Chapel, incubating chicken eggs, practicing poetry or singing in Spanish. 

Hands-on projects and creative, engaging lessons allow children to transform into artists, performers, scientists, and explorers. Understanding young children's need for fresh air, movement, and exploration, prekindergarten teachers at Corbett Prep provide a variety of age-appropriate learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

PreKindergarten classes challenge students to take risks in a supportive environment and guide them toward independence.

Using the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) for early years, highly trained Corbett Prep Early Primary teachers guide students through stimulating units of inquiry designed to reach out to the multiple intelligences and engage all learning styles.

The foundation of the PreK3 and PreK4 curriculum supports the Corbett Prep philosophy of appreciating the uniqueness of each child, emphasizing the importance of cooperative learning, and creating joy in learning. The Early Primary program lays the groundwork academically and socially for students' learning in the future as students make fantastic discoveries about their world.

PreK3 girl stands at an easel to draw outside on the playground

PreK3 & PreK4 At a Glance

  • PreK classes are part of the Early Primary division at Corbett Prep, which also includes kindergarten.

  • Spanish language is integrated into PreK3 and PreK4 with bilingual teachers in the classroom. 

  • Rest time is built into the day after lunch.

  • Children may choose to bring their lunch from home or purchase one through Corbett Prep's healthy lunch program. All students should pack a snack for their day.

  • PreK3 and PreK4 students carry their supplies in green Corbett Prep totes and graduate to backpacks for kindergarten.

PreK and IB

Three- to 5-year-olds are sponges, soaking up information about the world around them and trying to make sense of what they discover. IB encourages their natural curiosity, creativity and resourcefulness and pushes them to ask questions to drive their own learning. 

Learn more about how the IB PYP benefits Early Primary students.

The Early Years in IB

A Day in PreK

Our days in PreK at Corbett Prep are anything but typical! But we do have recurring times for specials classes, academic centers, play and more that follow the same six-day rotation that the rest of the school uses. Here are some of the regular activities PreK3 and PreK4 students experience.

  • Morning Circle Time

  • Interactive Centers

  • Specials such as Physical Education, Drama/Dance, Music

  • International Baccalaureate explorations

  • Outside play

  • Story time

  • Afternoon rest