At Preschool Extraordinaire, we believe in giving every child a well-rounded early education, supporting great attitudes, and inspiring imaginations–
the building blocks needed to succeed in school and throughout life!
Our program uses a combination of A Beka, recognized as the standard of excellence in Christian educational materials, supplemented by fun “Themes of the Week” which provide an added element of art and creativity (children’s theme-based art is displayed each week on our home page). For more information on A Beka you may visit their website at http://abeka.com
This classroom focuses on our very youngest students! It introduces them to simple routines that consist of circle time, music & movement, and the opportunity to learn and play with a wide range of fine and gross motor activities! Two teachers work together in this classroom to create a comfortable environment to help ease separation anxiety.
Our three K3 classrooms focus on introducing children to more structure while maintaining a fair amount of free-choice opportunities throughout the day. Circle time, seat work, music, art and center-based play all create a great environment for three year olds!
Our K4 classrooms rock! These teachers excel at providing children with necessary components that will help them succeed in kindergarten; while still creating opportunities for fun and learning each day! ABeka curriculum components come together to create readers and leaders! Theme-based activities show off fine-motor skills and creativity at it’s finest! Individual personalities shine through and this age genuinely loves attending preschool everyday!
Before & Aftercare
Open 6am-6pm, with a dedicated Greenwood School bus, we provide a drop off point for school-age children to catch the bus in the morning, as well as safe & fun after school care. Aftercare offers children ages 5-12 center-based play, daily art activities, and outdoor or inside activities (including age-appropriate movies & group games) depending upon the season.
We are proud to offer healthy, nutritious meals each day, including breakfast, lunch, and snack! Our only exception is SACK LUNCH FRIDAYS
(We ask that parents please remember to pack fruit, veggies & other healthy options for your child!)
The Preschool Extraordinaire
you see today was a labor of love that has been twenty years in the making! Our building was designed and constructed from the ground up by Mrs. Tina and her husband, Kelvin Skaggs. Every detail was aimed at creating the most child-friendly and safe environment possible. Mrs. Tina, who holds a BA in K-5 Education from Arkansas Tech University, started out her career as a kindergarten teacher. She learned how to be creative and frugal while working in private schools! When it was time for her to choose a center for her own children to attend she was dismayed by the lack of high-quality programs. Mrs. Tina decided then to begin working in early childhood and has worked diligently since to create an organized environment that offers many wonderful experiences and opportunities for the children that attend Preschool Extraordinaire
each day! She has always sought to provide working class families with an excellent, yet affordable place for their preschoolers to learn and grow. The Skaggs family and friends all pitched in throughout the constructions process, each adding their own special touch. It is a dream brought to life, and we are proud to share this dream in the lovely community of Greenwood, AR.
Kelvin Skaggs adding the “Finishing Touch”
Savannah Skaggs setting up inside