Pre - K 4 - Program Overview

Teacher to child ratio 1:20

Our Pre-K 4 class is tailored to serve the unique skills and cognitive abilities of this age group. We employ a Reggio Emilia-inspired, project-based curriculum, predicated on the ever-changing interests, ideas, and questions of children. Our provocations are often inspired by our student themselves giving ample opportunity for discussion, decision-making, collaboration, and evaluation. Projects can last days or weeks depending on where it leads us. Our teachers use these projects to deliver rich educational experiences using literacy, music, art, dramatic play, motor development, math, and science. Our methodology is underpinned by our understanding of the cognitive and academic standards needed to succeed in a 21st century kindergarten. At Pre-K 4 we begin the formal process of tracking your child’s readiness for kindergarten using standards established by Florida Kindergarten Readiness program. These standards provide teachers and parents a common template for measuring success and identifying areas for future improvement.

In addition to our classroom learning environments, Piccoli Bambini Preschool offers several wonderful and varied outdoor experiences for our Pre-K 4 students. Our facility features a secure covered hardscape play area and a fenced playground perfect for younger children where teachers lead explorations and children grow up appreciating our shared environment.


Because communication is the key to keeping parents involved and aware of their child’s activities, growth and academic learning while at the center we will provide the following:

  • Kinderlime App - A software program that can be used on smartphones, tablets and laptops to easily see when your child was picked up/dropped off, view photos of your child’s activities and daily sheet tracking each child’s meals, potty training progress, and sleep.
  • The opportunity to develop relationships between the classroom and the families through our family events and activities.
  • Parent-Teacher conferences two times per year covering each infant’s development and growth.
  • Frequent conversations between teachers and parents either in person or by phone.
  • Our center’s open door policy which allows parents to visit at any time and spend time in the classroom.

Objectives for Development and Learning

Pre-K 4 Daily Schedule

7:00 - 8:00 AM

8:00 - 8:30 AM

8:30 - 9:00 AM

9:00 - 9:30 AM

9:30 - 10:00 AM

10:00 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 11:30 AM

11:30 - 12:00 PM

12:00 - 12:30 PM

12:30 - 2:30 PM

2:30 - 3:00 PM

3:00 - 3:30 PM

3:30 - 4:00 PM

4:00 - 4:30 PM

4:30 - 5:00 PM

5:00 - 5:30 PM

5:30 - 6:00 PM

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Early Care

Arrival and Greeting. Exploration and Free Choice Play

Morning Snack

Assembly - Literacy Activity

Experience Project Work and Center Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Outdoor Experience and Playground Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Lunch Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Rest Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Snack Time

Outdoor Experience and Playground Time

Clean-Up, Potty Training and Hygiene Routine Care*

Sensory Activity

Fine or Gross Motor Skill Activity

Clean Up - Potty Training - Hygiene Routine Care* and Dismissal

After Care

*Hygiene Routine Care is ongoing and provided on demand. It includes assistance and supervision during bathroom brakes and hand washing.