Pre-K Fish Class

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Welcome To The

Pre-K Fish Class

Welcome to the Pre-K Fish Class!

Welcome to the Fish class (children whose 4th birthday falls between July 1 and December 31) and the Frog’s Class (children turning 5 between January 1 and June 30) Our Fish and Frogs classes have similar curriculums, as both are focused on pre-kindergarten education.  However, we have found that separating the classes into the “older” and “younger” allows for the necessary academic and social development differences that we see in these ages. Children may move from the Fish Class to the Frogs class, or to Kindergarten.

The Fish and Frog’s classes are designed to build confidence and independence in every child so that they are ready for Kindergarten. We accomplish this goal by providing a safe, warm and nurturing classroom environment. In addition to our academic focus, we place a strong daily focus on building social, communication, and problem-solving skills. Academics are focused on “center work”, with each providing a different experience such as, literacy, letter recognition and formation alongside phonemic awareness. By utilizing Handwriting without Tears, we encourage children to understand how letters are formed using both straight and curved lines. Our Math center is a based on number recognition and math concepts such as patterning, graphing and spatial awareness.  Additionally, we engage the children in our art centers where we are able to work in smaller groups that reflect our academic theme for the month.  Practicing fine motor skills and understanding how to follow instructions are a focal point.  Outdoor play and imaginary play in the classroom are another important part of our day providing opportunities for our Fish and Frogs to learn about self-control, problem-solving and independent decision-making. They expand their language use by communicating with their peers, and coming together for class story time, where introductory literary concepts are introduced. Reading aloud helps with rhyming and vocabulary expansion and helps your child create positive associations with books and reading.

All these various activities work in unison to not only build your child’s academic and social skills, but to provide the most fun and caring preschool experience for them. Conferences are offered twice a year, but questions and concerns, and open dialogue are encouraged throughout the year.

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Meet Our Teachers

Shari | Scottsdale Preschool

Ms. Shari

Pre-K Fish Teacher (little 4's)

Shari was born in Singapore, but grew up in Florida. There she attended the University of Florida and graduated with a Master’s of Education. She then taught 6th grade in Florida before moving overseas to Singapore for a couple of years, where she taught phonics and readings classes to three to twelve year olds. Shari has worked at New Covenant since moving to the state of Arizona in January 2012. She has enjoyed every moment of the experience thus far and feels very lucky to be part of such a wonderful environment. In December 2013, she and Coach Ryan from Sportball were married. In her spare time, she enjoys baking.

Tami | Scottsdale Preschool Teacher

Ms. Tami

Pre-K Fish Teacher (little 4's)

Tami was born and raised in California. She Graduated from Chico State where she earned her teaching Credential. She taught 3rd grade in California, then moved to Arizona to join her family, where she taught 4th and 5th grade. She is happily married with two children, ages 9 and 6. After taking some time off to raise her children, Tami is thrilled to be back in the classroom! She has a whole new insight on teaching now that she is a parent herself. Tami is looking forward to sharing in the 4 year olds’ zest for life, and excitement in learning, during this crucial stage of their mental growth! In her spare time, Tami enjoys spending time with her family & friends, visiting family in Prescott and Huntington Beach, crafting and exercising.

Scottsdale Preschool | New Covenant Teacher's Aide

Ms. Caroline

Teacher's Aide (middle and big 4's)
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get in Touch

If you are interested in learning more about our school, or would like to schedule a tour please fill out our contact form below, or call us at 480-391-1264.