- The Lennox State Preschool offers classes for children ages 3 and 4 year olds, if income eligible.
- Enrollment priority is given to 4 year-olds Lennox Residents.
- 750+ children are enrolled yearly.
- Income eligible students are enrolled in either a 7:50-10:50 a.m. or 12-3 p.m. class, Monday - Friday.
- Each site has four classrooms with up to 24 children enrolled.
- Breakfast or lunch is served daily.
- All classrooms are licensed.
The Lennox State Preschool bases its instruction on the High Scope Curriculum to structure the daily schedule. Our program offers instruction in the child’s dominant language and parent choice, either English or Spanish, as assessed by the Bilingual Syntax Measure. English Language Development and oral language development are emphasized through active learning. Children are encouraged to explore their environment and its materials. Adults promote critical thinking and offer guidance to children in the form of purposeful questioning.
The Lennox State Preschool Program has eight goals that address children’s needs and the parents’ best interests, they are:
- To provide a physical environment that is safe and appropriate to the children it serves.
- To provide childcare and development services that assist children transition positively to kindergarten.
- To encourage community-level and parent coordination in support of childcare and development services.
- To provide efficient and effective local program administration.
- To employ and train staff who possess the appropriate and required qualifications to provide a high quality childcare and developmental program.
- To provide support services and referrals for children and families.
- To meet the nutritional and health education needs of children and families.
- To enhance families’ knowledge of literacy skills to better assist their child’s development in literacy.
The state preschool program is based on the premise that each child has a wealth of experiences to share. Each child is seen as a unique and capable individual. The program promotes and enhances children’s natural abilities and potential while recognizing and supporting the families and cultures of our target population. Developmentally appropriate activities based on the High Scope curriculum are provided through an integrated curriculum model, which encourages critical thinking, decision-making, following through on tasks, and problem solving. The curricular model allows for optimum social, emotional, cognitive, linguistic, and character development and physical growth.
- School Readiness
- Oral Language Development
- Phonemic Awareness
- Social Development
- Emotional Development
- Physical Development
- Cognitive Development
- English Language Development
- Social skills
- Fine and Gross Motor skills
- Language and Literacy skills
- Time and Space
- Creative Representation
- Music Expression and Movement
- Reading and Writing skills
- Math and Logic skills
- Health and Safety
Parents are always welcomed in the class and are encouraged to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours a month. Before volunteering parents are asked to secure a tuberculosis vaccine.