Early Childhood Academy (PreK 3 – 4)

Pre K 3-4

It is our mission in pre-k at Imagine Hope Lamond to develop all preschool students by providing environments and classroom instruction that builds a strong foundation to ensure academic success in future grades. The Core Knowledge curriculum is the backbone of our program and provides clear goals and component skills that develop the whole child. The balance between learning through play, whole group instruction, and small group instruction prepares our students for the rigorous academic program that awaits them in Kindergarten and beyond.

Needed Materials

  • 1 backpack- no wheels
  • 1 box large crayons (24 Count)
  • 2 packs of large pencils
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 2 Large Bottles of Elmer’s Glue
  • 2 Pocket Folders
  • 1 pack mixed color construction paper
  • 1 pack 12- 18 White Construction Paper
  • 2 Boxes of Kleenix- Facial Tissue
  • 1 Complete Change of uniform clothes
  • 2 bottles of Hand Sanitizer
  • 2 Cans Spray Lysol
  • 1 bottle of hand soap
  • 1 large Shirt (art Smock)
  • 3 packs of computer paper
  • 2 Boxes of Markers
  • 2 Rolls of Paper Towels
  • 1 Household Spray Cleaners
  • 2 containers of baby wipes

Parent & Student Tips

Children grow by leaps and bounds in preschool and pre-k. Please remember that the first six weeks of school is a transition period. Separation anxiety is developmentally appropriate. Please have conversations about school and the schedule of the day prior to the first day.

Also, always communicate and be supportive of your child and teachers to ensure a successful school year.

Educational Links

Suggested Books

  • A Boy, A Dog, A Frog
    M. Mayer
  • Amazing Grace
    M. Hoffman
  • Are you My Mother?
    P.D Eastman
  • Ask Mr. Bear
    M. Flack
  • Blueberries for Sal
    R. McCloskey
  • Bobo’s Magic Wishes
    J. Palazzo-Craig
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear,
    What do You See?
    B. Martin
  • Caps for Sale
  • The Carrot Seed
    R. Krauss
  • Cat in the Hat
    Dr. Seuss
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
    B. Martin
  • Corduroy
    D. Freeman
  • Curious George
    H.A. Rey
  • Fredrick
    L. Lionni
  • Good Dog, Carl
    A. Day
  • Goodnight Gorilla
    P. Rathman
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon
    C. Johnson
  • I know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
    C&J Hawkins
  • The Little Engine that Could
    W. Piper
  • Madeline
    L. Bemmelmans
  • Make Way for Ducklings
    R. McKloskey
  • Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
    V. Burton
  • Millions of Cats
    W. Gag
  • Miss. Rumphius
    B. Cooney
  • Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters
    J. Steptoe
  • My Father’s Dragon
    R. Gannet
  • The Park Bench
    F. Takeshita
  • The Red Balloon
    A. Lamourisse
  • The Runaway Bunny
    M. Wise
  • Sam and the Tigers
    J. Lester
  • The Snowy Day
    E. Keats
  • The Story of Ferdinand
    M. Leaf
  • Strega Nona
    T. DePaola
  • Swimmy
  • The Tale of the Rabbit & Coyote
    T. Johnson
  • Tikki Tikki Tembo
    A. Mosel
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
    E. Carle
  • Uncle Jed’s Barbershop
    M. Mitchell
  • Where the Wild Things Are
    M. Sendak