This enrichment program is designed for students preparing to enter Pre-K3 or Pre-K4. Through individualized instruction and small group digital instruction, children are put on a path to educational excellence. Teachers foster an environment that provides the basic foundations for reading and math readiness while nurturing social development and promoting physical fitness and an appreciation for the arts. Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, including sight word recognition, reading comprehension, expressive language, vocabulary building, phonological awareness, and letter recognition and sounds. Students also get a jumpstart on the foundations for math, such as identifying relationships and patterns, developing spatial awareness, number patterns, and measurement through hands-on exploration.
Anne Chmelir is an experienced elementary school teacher. She has been a member of the American Heritage family for 17 years. She has a Master's in Elementary Education. Anne also holds certifications in Early Childhood and ESOL. She earned her BS from Florida International University and her MS from Nova Southeastern University. This is Anne's 30th year of teaching. She has taught 4th grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade, kindergarten, PK4, and PK3 as a homeroom teacher. She has also taught in the Science Lab and tutored 1st graders in reading. Anne is also a certified National Education Teacher and mentored teachers for 10 years.
Randi Licht is a 23 year veteran National Board Certified elementary school teacher. She has a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She has enjoyed teaching Pre-K for the past 12 years. Randi helped design, create, and teach the American Heritage Summer Institute's "Keys to Kindergarten" program. Having attended summer camp as a child and worked at a summer camp or summer school most of her adult life, Randi knows the secret to her students' success is consistent learning throughout the summer.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.