Open the door to Corbett Prep's PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten classes and you may find students walking on the moon, painting the Sistine Chapel, boarding the Mayflower, or investigating their shadows.
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, Early Primary teachers at Corbett Prep provide a variety of age-appropriate learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom. They challenge their students to take risks in a supportive environment and guide them toward independence.
Using the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) 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, PreK4 and Kindergarten 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.
At a Glance
Early Primary includes PreK3, PreK4 and Kindergarten.
Spanish language is integrated into PreK3 and PreK4 with bilingual teachers. Kindergarten students attend Spanish as a Special.
Rest time is built into the day after lunch for PreK3 and PreK4.
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, available for purchase in the office. Kindergarten students bring backpacks.
Preparing Your Child
Tips from teachers
Starting school is an exciting step for parents and children! Corbett Prep's Early Primary teachers are experts in their field and have shared tips with Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine on how to choose a school for your child and how to ensure children are ready for this milestone.
Here they share 7 questions parents should consider when selecting a school.
At home, parents can play games and plan activities to encourage fine motor skill development and reading readiness. Read more about ways you can help your child prepare for prekindergarten.
PYP for Early Years
Learn more about how the IB PYP benefits Early Primary students.