Preparing for a Lifetime of Learning: The SNACS Achievers Preschool Experience
Preschool unlocks the power of PLAY and sets the stage for your child’s entire educational experience. Sweet days filled with sandboxes and sensory tables, paintbrushes and picture books, fresh air and fun nurture our youngest learners while empowering them to explore and engage with their world.
Unlike other charter preschools, the NAEYC-accredited SNACS wraparound program creates a different kind of classroom, filled with personalized, hands-on, and self-directed learning opportunities that keep young learners actively engaged.
The SNACS innovative PLAY Model (Promoting Learning and Accountability in Youth) lets the natural curiosity and joy of little learners lead the way. Through a mix of exploration and discovery, socializing and celebration, gentle learning and care, SNACS Achievers develop.
Strong foundations for STEM
From building blocks to skipping stones to spending time outdoors, our pre-k math curriculum makes sure students learn to develop the spirit of scientific inquiry, more mathematical minds, and see themselves as stewards of the natural world.
Ways with Words
Extensive reading, storytelling, and writing practice in our pre-kindergarten curriculum show students how to express themselves with language, whether to describe the world they see or the worlds they imagine.
A Sense of the World
Preschoolers are waking up to the wider world and their place within it. SNACS pathway projects, themed around personalized student interests, introduce them to other places and cultures.
Personal Autonomy, Responsibility, and Social Skills
Learning how to take care of their bodies, set boundaries, and connect with others respectfully are some of the most important skills preschoolers can learn, and our warm, welcoming community encourages children to learn and play together successfully.
SNACS centers the arts in our innovative preschool curriculum, encouraging students to incorporate visual and performing arts into their everyday self-expression. We provide ample opportunities for children to play with musical instruments, explore painting, sculpture, and ceramics, and participate in theatrical performances.
Beyond the Classroom
SNACS was founded to bring the small school experience into the community and we make sure our youngest learners explore not just our immediate neighborhood, but the best of Reno, Nevada. After all, every opportunity to get outside the classroom opens new doors and windows in children’s minds.
SNACS Achievers are a wraparound program for our community charter school curriculum and can access SNACS extensive support resources and community-based learning opportunities. SNACS ensures the mental and physical wellbeing of our students and helps every child thrive.
Celebrating Learning and Life
Community celebrations are at the center of our pre-k charter curriculum. From birthday parties to picnics to holidays, we take every opportunity to come together and share what makes life at SNACS so special.