Pre-K and VPK Coral Gables and Coconut Grove
Ages: 4-5 (Must be 4 by Sept. 1)
- Pre-K: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- VPK: Monday-Thursday, 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Staff to child ratio: 1:10
The most important growth and development in the brain happens by the age of 5, and a child’s ability to be attentive and follow directions emerges in a child’s first few years as well. Structured early learning fosters these abilities for later success in school and in life.
Pre-K prepares children to be ready for school. Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education programs develop better language skills, score higher in school-readiness tests and have better social skills once they enter school.
Pre-K enhances what a child learns at home and instills a love of life-long learning.
VPK at The Margaux School
Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) gives children a jump start by preparing them for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. By developing the skills children need to become strong readers and students at an early age, children are more likely to be successful in school.
VPK classrooms offer high-quality programs that include high literacy standards, developmentally appropriate curricula, and qualified teachers.
VPK at The Margaux School is part of a full-day experience loaded with learning and opportunities for discovery and joy. Additional enrichment programs include music, soccer, Spanish, cooking, ballet, and more.
Throughout the year, children’s growth and development is documented using many different tools and approaches. Journey Binders record your child’s time at the Margaux School. Complete with observations and accomplishments unique to your child, the Journey Binder tells the story of how your child is growing and learning. Twice during the school year, teachers conduct a state-required formal assessment of each child using tools developed for VPK. This is done in a relaxed and comfortable environment and the goal is to track your child’s progress in certain skill areas.