The Kremmling Preschool had its first day on September 5 after the Labor Day weekend.
The Preschool currently has 44 students enrolled in their preschool programs. The preschool offers a full day program for four-year-olds which is full this year and has a waiting list. It also offers a half day program for three-yearolds in the morning and an afternoon program for four-year-olds.
Preschool Director Michele DeSanti says of the children’s first experience with school, “My hope for these children as they have their first school experience is they love to come to school! We want to provide a quality preschool program that emphasizes cognitive, emotional, and physical development.”
The program offers lessons which allow children to develop in a fun and appropriate way. Both veteran lead teachers Kalonie Williams and Sara Pryor received their Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential last year after beginning at the preschool as a teacher’s aide.
The CDA ensures the teachers understand how to put the CDA Competency Standards into practice and have an understanding of why those standards help children move with success from one developmental stage to another. Put simply, CDAs know how to nurture the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social development of children.
DeSanti concludes, “Each child is an individual to be treated with respect. We believe that continual encouragement, a nurturing environment, positive communications, and the teaching of self-help skills, are essential to promote a positive self-image for every child. Children learn best through play. Socialization for children is an on-going process. Our primary concern is the health, safety, and positive growth of all children in our care. At the Kremmling Preschool, children grow and develop physically, emotionally, and cognitively in a fun, developmentally appropriate way.”