Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions about PCK Preschool & Junior Kindergarten. We hope this is super helpful!

If you are unable to find the answer to your question, please feel free to contact us at preschool@ckcs.net.

Academics

How would you describe the Core Knowledge curriculum?

At PCK, we believe that knowledge is built on knowledge. Our preschool classes begin building each child’s educational foundation using the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence. The Sequence covers nine domains including physical development, work habits & autonomy, mathematical reasoning, scientific reasoning, visual arts, music appreciation and much more! We have also adopted The Amazing Action Alphabet literacy program. The Amazing Action Alphabet is a phonics based program that is designed for all types of learners. Each sound in the alphabet is taught through an on-going story, song and physical motion. Preschoolers learn the sounds of the alphabet throughout the school year.

When students continue at PCK from Preschool to Junior Kindergarten, the educational pathway is clear. Students transition from the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence to Core Knowledge Language Arts. This program is implemented at PCK from Junior Kindergarten through 5th grade. Junior Kindergarten teachers apply The Amazing Action Alphabet to cover all of the sounds of the alphabet. Once this is accomplished, the class moves into leveled reading groups. Our whole school follows an accelerated mathematics path. Junior Kindergarten teachers educate students using GoMath! for Kindergarteners.

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My Child’s Day

What will my child’s day look like?

Your child’s day will be filled with learning, fun and exploration! Our classes are small and our teachers attentive. Each school year, classroom teachers create a beautiful blend of teacher-directed and child-directed learning. You are welcome to visit any time! Please contact us at preschoool@ckcs.net to set up a tour.

Do I provide my child’s food?

We are keenly aware of food allergies and therefore ask parents to provide their own child’s snack.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Safety

What safety measures does PCK Preschool take?

Safety is of utmost importance to us! We maintain a secured perimeter at all time. At least one teacher in each classroom is First Aid & CPR trained. We practice safety drills each month. Our classes are below state ratio and students are within sight and sound of an adult at all times.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

PCK Preschool through 8th grade

Does attending PCK Junior Kindergarten increase my child’s chances of getting into the PCK?

The PCK Operating Council approved on 9/7/2011 the following change to the PCK K-8 Waiting List policy – All students enrolled in the PCK Junior Kindergarten program who, because of their Waiting List position, are unable to secure placement in the PCK Kindergarten program for the next school year will be invited to participate in a lottery drawing to fill eighteen (18) of the seventy-two (72) available Kindergarten spots. The lottery takes place in the month of January during the student’s junior kindergarten year.

Be sure to complete your child’s Letter of Intent and indicate that you are interested in learning more about our preschool at.

Parker Core Knowledge Preschool & Junior Kindergarten
11661 North Pine Drive, Preschool Entrance
Parker, CO 80138
Phone: (303) 840-8461

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