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Prekindergarten Pines

The Pre-Kindergarten Program Features the Learning Without Tears – Get Set for School Curriculum. This award-winning curriculum is a flexible, play-based curriculum that offers a full pre-writing program and materials that build critical skills like early math and literacy. It includes three programs designed to prepare children for school: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math. The curriculum focuses on Music, Movement, and Multisensory learning to help the children grow in their math and literacy development. Process versus Product is the main focus of this curriculum.

Proven Success

Children who were taught with the Get Set for School curriculum consistently demonstrated mastery of key skills at the end of the Pre-K year. They also scored higher and showed more growth than a control group of students.

The curriculum’s explicit, modeled instruction with hands-on, multisensory materials and active teaching strategies delivered improved results in Pre-K classrooms.


This quantitative research study demonstrates the efficacy of the Get Set for School curriculum. Get Set for School is a Pre-K curriculum based on research about how young children learn best using lessons that address a wide variety of Pre-K learning and developmental standards. The curriculum uses hands-on, playful teaching strategies and materials to make learning fun and engaging for children. Through active participation, Pre-K students acquire and retain knowledge easily and effectively. In the study, Get Set for School was found to be highly successful in preparing children for their kindergarten year.

Get Set for School: The Basics

The Get Set for School curriculum features three complete programs: Readiness & Writing, Language & Literacy, and Numbers & Math.

The Readiness & Writing Program was used to teach:

  • Social-emotional foundation skills
  • Alphabet and number recognition
  • Pre-writing, motor, and cognitive skills

The Language & Literacy Program was used to teach:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Alphabet knowledge and print awareness
  • Oral language and vocabulary skills
  • Pre-reading skills

The Numbers & Math Program was used to teach:

  • Number and operations
  • Measurement and time
  • Geometry and spatial relationships
  • Problem solving

7:00 to 8:45 Arrivals and Center Play
8:45 to 9:00 Clean Up and Hand Washing
9:00 to 9:10 Morning Snack
9:10 to 9:15 Clean Up and Transition to Rug for Circle Time
9:15 to 9:45 Circle Time, Calendar, Language and Literary Activities
9:45 to 9:50 Transition into Center Time
9:50 to 10:50 Learning Centers
Group 1 : Numbers / Math
Group 2 : Readiness / Writing
Group 3 : ACU Activity
Group 4 : Child Directed Activity
10:50 to 11:00 Clean Up and Bathroom
11:00 to 11:30 Outside Play and Gross Motor Play
11:30 to 11:35 Hand Washing for Lunch
11:35 to 12:10 Lunch
12:10 to 12:25 Clean Up and Bathroom
12:25 to 2:30 Nap, Rest Time and Quiet Activities
2:30 to 3:00 Hand Washing and Snack
3:00 to 3:10 Hand Washing and Bathroom
3:10 to 4:15 Afternoon Circle / Enrichment and ACU Curriculum Activities
4:15 to 5:00 Outside Play
4:30 to 5:00 Transition Inside and Finish Afternoon Activities
5:00 to 5:30 Quiet Activities ( Puzzles, Book on Tape )

each activity includes ample time for the children to transition to the next activity


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