We use October 31st as a “soft” cut-off date for entry into Pre-K. Children born later in the fall who are in lockstep with their slightly older peers are given consideration. (The same philosophy applies to Kindergarten entrance). Many children begin reading during Pre-K, and everyone leaves having mastered  printing of their names and addresses in upper and lower case letters. Often children are writing sentences and short paragraphs. Math, science, music, and art are daily curriculum components, along with plenty of indoor and outdoor play. Pre-K students take at least four field trips (farm, theater, museum, etc.) on the school bus accompanied by parent and teacher chaperones, and present a memorable musical graduation program.