IM-K pre-school program to accept registrations

Heidi Reddinger, a teacher at the Woodland Elementary pre-school program, works on an art project with students.

IRON MOUNTAIN – Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Schools will conduct a telephone registration for the 2018-19 pre-school classes on Thursday, starting at 8:30 a.m.

Pre-school is designed to prepare children for early kindergarten and kindergarten with an emphasis on academic skills such as writing, letter recognition, pre-reading and pre-math skills.

The classes will run Monday through Friday.

Again this year, the program will be held at North Elementary in Iron Mountain and Woodland Elementary in Kingsford.

The program uses the Creative Curriculum for Pre-School that follows the Developmentally Appropriate Practices established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The focus is to create a quality environment that will facilitate learning experiences to support positive outcomes for children by having a balance of teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.

Teachers will guide the children through the learning process by intentionally exposing them to experiences that support their development in the following areas: literacy, language, math, science, social studies, art, fine motor skills, and large motor skills.

 The program focuses on creating environments where children feel emotionally and physically secure. Through positive interactions with their teachers, children develop a trusting, caring relationship allowing them to feel safe while exploring their surroundings, and to become capable and confident learners.

 The classroom design helps children to make their own choices, encourages them to use materials well, and teaches them to take increasing responsibility for maintaining the classroom.

Please call the Community Schools Office at 906-779-2660 for more information and registration.