Welcome to McBride Pre-Kindergarten Academy
Welcome to McBride Pre-Kindergarten Academy where children
develop a love for learning. Our academy encompasses our students’ cognitive,
communicative, social, emotional, physical and individual identity development.
These areas are all guiding components for academic achievement. McBride's
mission is to always consider the aspects of early childhood development that
would pave the way for confident, assured and knowledgeable students. Our students
are ready for the challenges they will face in Kindergarten and beyond. The State's Early Learning Standards for four year-old are our minimum level of
instruction. Our measurement for students’ progress meets the state standards
Every classroom has a certified teacher and a teacher
assistant. Every lesson is collaboratively developed into thematic units
with a literacy foundation. There are a minimum 14 learning centers in each
classroom. Every classroom has a smart panels, student’s tablets,
touchscreen computers and keyboard computers for daily student
use. Students are provided with a minimum of 45 minutes a day of the
four specials offered at McBride. These include our fully equipped state
of the art computer lab, student friendly library with an electronic check out
process for library books, health education with a state of the art
gym and an art program that address varied modes of creativity that
includes pottery, fine art development and the study of
artistic techniques that are age appropriate. Every class has one hour
recess each day on our newly erected playground or our fully equipped playroom.
The school day is packed with educational and fun
activities that captivates our students and activates their imagination. Each
class gives students' an opportunity to display their performance and speaking
talents by providing theatrical production that far exceeds the expectation for
four-year-olds. Beyond the regular school day, we have
extra-curricular activities such as pee-wee basketball with the county park
commission and cheerleaders that have performed with best in the county.
Teachers' ongoing training is very important at McBride. We have an ongoing collaboration with the Kindergarten teachers in the district to ensure the transition from Pre-Kindergarten to Kindergarten does not become repetitive or a regression period. Both grade groups meet twice a month throughout the school year.
Dr. Tamalyn Williams
McBride Pre-Kindergarten Academy Staff