Our Learning Environment
Engaging, Enriching, Educational...
We follow the Florida Standards for Preschoolers and screen all students on the 38 developmental skills of the 'Creative Curriculum' that we have implemented. We offer Voluntary Pre-K through the State of Florida for each 4 year old (by September 1) to have 15 hours of FREE preschool a week, during the school year. VPK screenings are given three times a year also.
Our curriculum screenings help us create lesson plans that directly affect the needs of our students. A variety of child-choice and teacher-directed activities throughout the day insure that many skills are introduced in a variety of ways, thus insuring our students have every opportunity to be as prepared as possible for the next level of learning.
Below are snapshots of our children engaged in the learning environment of Venice Nokomis Community Preschool!!
There are times when the whole school body participates in an activity. Our pianist has been volunteering weekly for 30 years, playing the piano while we sing a variety of songs and helping to plan our Christmas and End of Year Programs. Chapel time each week includes singing Bible songs, prayers and a special message that is reiterated throughout the week about being kind, loving, helpful, respectful and blessed.
Mondays are Yoga Day with Ms. Tiffany, helping each student with their stretching, balance and coordination!
Our 22-passenger bus allows for field trips to places like the community garden, VanWezel Performing Arts Hall, horse farms, pumpkin patches, Venice Threatre, the Historic Venice Train Depot, Venice Library and more.
Special guests are invited to teach and entertain about health, animal care, reading readiness and our parents share their job skills with the children. And we can't forget...visits by Santa and the Easter Bunny are annual events.