By Alisa Griffith Morgan Elementary Preschool is offering four and five half-day sessions per week for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 2014-2015 school year. This will be the second year with this schedule for the preschool students. Students were excited and motivated to learn through the interactive, developmentally appropriate, real-life experiences in which the learning is embedded. The preschool days are full of experiences which include hands-on participation, exploring, movement, experimentation and sensory experiences. The curriculum is built around the Utah Core Standards for preschoolers, using research based programs and techniques. There is emphasis on the following: social/emotional development (self-awareness, positive self-esteem, independence, and positive interaction skills such as cooperative play, regulation and conflict resolution.); literacy (phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, book/print awareness and pre-writing skills); math (counting, numeral recognition, patterns, sorting, measurement and comparison); and science (scientific process, cause/effect and experimentation). The class sizes are small and are staffed with a certified teacher and two para-educators. Parents and teachers have witnessed exciting growth and learning in the students this past year. One parent explains, My child attends the four days a week preschool program at the Morgan Elementary. She loves it and never complains about having to go. She is consistently singing new songs and telling fun stories at home that she is learning in class. The program is great and very positive. It incorporates such a fun way for kids to learn and prepare for kindergarten. My child has excelled while attending. I love the diversity of the class. My child has become very tolerable to other children’s physical and mental challenges. I would, without a doubt, recommend this preschool program to any family member or friend. If you are interesting in applying, you may pick up an application for the preschool in the Morgan Elementary Office, 801-829-3438. Call for pricing information.