Pre-K Παίζω και Mαθαίνω - Play & Learn
Παίζω και Mαθαίνω - Play & Learn provides an inclusive, play-based, and nurturing
environment where students experience our Greek language and traditions through
developmentally appropriate activities while having fun and making friends! This program
is for students who are ages 3.5 and 4, and toilet trained by September 1st.
The Pre-K curriculum includes an introduction to basic communication skills and is taught
through play, music & movement, dance, song, nursery rhymes, art, hands-on, and multi-
sensory activities. A monthly theme targets key vocabulary, traditions, celebrations, common
greetings, songs of the month, and books and activities that support the theme. Basic oral
language skills include identification of letters, numbers, colors, shapes, common objects,
animals, body parts, and family. Age-appropriate readiness and social skills include attending
and engaging, following limits and expectations, managing feelings, learning to wait your turn,
sharing with others, engaging in cooperative play and interactions with peers, and taking care
of one’s needs. Objectives are taught using a concrete approach including visual, auditory and
gestural prompts, role-playing and modeling, and pretend play. A predictable and consistent
classroom routine includes circle time and calendar, story time, centers, choice time, and gross
motor movement. Pre-K level materials by Papaloizos Publications include a teacher manual,
student activities, song, and online games to enhance the curriculum.
Greek Group Tutoring, Inc. is a tax exempt educational organization as described in the Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.