PROGRAMS & CURRICULUM
At Carmel Mountain Preschool we allow a few select high-quality outside companies to offer extra-curricular classes to our children. These classes are offered either from 12:30-1:10 (during the beginning of nap) or from 3:30-4:15pm. If your child attends Carmel Mountain Preschool half day then you would pick them directly after class instead of 12:15. Classes are offered on different days. Please contact the teacher directly.
My Music Workshop is a fun, exploratory music program designed specifically for preschool students. Each class has three parts, “LISTEN, LEARN, & PLAY”. First, children LISTEN to live music while they sing, dance, and get their wiggles out. Next, it’s time to LEARN. Lesson topics include: Learning the Notes, Reading Music, Rhythm & Drums, Intro to Piano, Music Theory, Instrument Exploration, Singing & Performing, and so much more! Lessons come right from our custom created Curriculum Book, complete with 5 units and almost 200 pages. At the end of class children get to PLAY real live instruments. Ranging from small guitars to keyboard and drums, the students learn the fundamentals of playing the instruments properly. To learn more or to register for classes please visit: www.MyMusicWorkshopforKids.com
Hip Hop Dance Class
Claire Cafri is so excited to bring her Hip Hop dance program to Carmel Mountain Preschool. Claire is a qualified full time dance instructor and has been teaching this program at various preschools for several years now. This is a great dance program for both boys and girls. All the music is age appropriate pop songs with a mix of creative songs that help form this fun program. Every few months we invite the parents to come watch our hip hop performance where we show you some of our best moves in a fun new dance.
Kids yoga is a fun class that explores the world through yoga. This is a fun upbeat class that infuses dancing, props and movement using yoga as it’s inspiration. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improve. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.
Ms. Claudia’s Spanish class provides students the opportunity to explore and learn a new language. During the thirty five minutes of class, we use music, movement and conversation to learn Spanish. The class is broken up in three different sections. The first five minutes of class consist of a circle time area where numbers, letters and shapes are learned and reviewed. The second part of class which is 25 minutes long consists of the lesson of the week. During this time we will learn about holidays, animals, feelings, shapes, etc. The last five minutes of class are a review period where we go over key words that we have learned that day. The goal is to allow children to be exposed and emerged into the wonders of the Spanish language.
The P.E.R.K. Club is a physical education program, designed for children ages 3-12. Through positive reinforcement, and learning through play, the goal of this club is to encourage physical fitness habits which will last them a lifetime. The Physical Education and Recreation for Kids Club encourages originality and self-expression. Participation in different skills, exercises, games and dance, will help your child become more self-confident. The children learn to follow directions, and they are proud of their physical abilities. Our lessons are designed to promote high success rates, and they are age appropriate. Each lesson includes a Cardiovascular game, a Skill Theme such as throwing or catching, and a Loco-motor or group activity. Your child will receive a 40 minute lesson, four times per month. We will provide all equipment, and the lessons will be taught at your child’s school. Different activities are taught each week. Please have your child wear safe footwear on P.E.R.K. day. Sandals may cause injury to ankles or toes. http://theperkclub.wix.com/theperkclub
This energetic and expressive class will have your little movers learning basic ballet and coordination, musicality, and rhythm to reach class goals in a fun creative ways. This program will have a performance every couple of months so the dancers can show mom and dad how they progress and learn to love dance.