Anita Uphaus Early Childhood Center

PK4 Information

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Our 2023 - 2024 Pre-K 4 Team:


Jenice Barr

Anna Bermea

Marla Fuentes

Raquel Martín-Pérez

Thelma Ortiz

Linda Pantoja

Maricela Velez

Charlotte Ward


And our fabulous PK 4 Teaching Assistants:


Grecia Díaz Cuevas

Dahlia Figueroa

Ilin Guerra

Mileydis Hernández

Mercedes Ornelas

Cinthia Torres-Loredo

Yasaris Varona

Maribel Zapata Naranjo




From the Texas Education Agency Website:

Why does prekindergarten matter?

Attending high quality prekindergarten makes a big difference for small children. Children who go to high-quality 3- and 4-year-old prekindergarten enter school ready to learn and be successful, confident learners.

What does high-quality mean?

High-quality prekindergarten provides a learning environment that inspires curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters a love of learning. In high-quality prekindergarten, children learn essential skills for being successful in school like:

  • Paying attention
  • Following 2-3 step directions
  • Learning lots of new vocabulary words for objects and ideas that help them to comprehend what they read and hear
  • Learning the ABCs and the sounds associated with each letter
  • Learning how to read and write short words including their name
  • Learning numbers from 1-20 and counting
  • Sequencing, sorting and problem solving skills that will help them with reading and math
  • Following daily routines
  • Taking turns, sharing and appropriately communicating with others
  • Building strength and coordination of muscles for academic and nonacademic activities
  • Exploring
  • Asking questions
  • Seeking answers
  • Building confidence as learners and a positive relationship with school


Building Fine Motor Skills at Home 

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