Name: Step Ahead Preschool. Descripton:Step Ahead Preschool is located in southeast Mapleton. This fun, academic preschool is perfect for any little learner. My name is Miss Melanie. I have been teaching preschool for 7 years. I have a dual degree from Utah State University in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in music. I taught Kindergarten prior to opening Step Ahead Preschool. I love teaching and challenging children to learn new things. At Step Ahead Preschool, your child will learn the basics needed for Kindergarten preparation. These things include, but are not limited to, letter recognition, letter sounds, reading and phonics skills, number recognition, basic addition and subtraction, handwriting skills, shapes, colors, counting, etc. They will also get to explore new things from our weekly themes: community helpers, dinosaurs, transportation, weather, science and curiosity, and many more. We will go on 5 field trips throughout the year that open children's minds to the world around them. These field trips always seem to be the highlights of the year! I incorporate the Seigfried Engelmann reading program, "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons". I love this program and have had great success with students reading by the end of the preschool year. I find that it is a great way to build confidence and give children a head start for Kindergarten. Each day is full of reading, movement, singing, dancing, cooperative play, handwriting, and exploration. Now enrolling for 2016-20174-year old classes taught Mon/Wed/Fri 9-11:25am & 12-2:25pm$95/MonthOne time $50 Registration/Supply Fee I hope you will join us this year!