PreK-3 / Readiness
Lial opened its first PreK-3 classroom in the fall of 2021. Eight three-year olds come to school Monday – Friday from 8 am – 11 am. A typical day includes Bible stories, guided play and time devoted to outdoor education. Outdoor learning delivers many benefits including recognizing God in the beauty around us. PreK-3 students have a dedicated space outside which includes a prayer garden, mud kitchen, sand and water components and raised garden beds.
Our Readiness unit is for 4, 5, and 6 year olds.
Students use hands on manipulatives to learn new skills that will lead to independence. Our youngest of children, Readiness students are exposed to all co-curricular classes which include Spanish, Physical Education, Technology, Art and Library, and Music.
Our Readiness Montessori classroom is a half-day, every-day program and runs from 8:15 am to 11:00 am for the AM session and 12:15 pm to 3:00 pm for the PM session. Two full-time early childhood teachers along with six specialists create our Readiness team. Our Readiness Lead Teacher is AMS certified and both teachers hold Early Childhood licenses through the Ohio Department of Education. We are a member of the American Montessori Society.
Lial also offers a Readiness Enrichment room for students and families who are ready for a full school day. Students enrolled in the All-Day enrichment program spend half their day in the Montessori room and half their day in the enrichment room. The All-Day program is every-day from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our enrichment teacher holds an Early Childhood license through the Ohio Department of Education.