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Junior Kindergarten Program

Where Young 5-Year-Olds Achieve Success

Junior Kindergarten offers your child the opportunity to discover what kindergarten is really like. While achieving critical skills for elementary school, they get accustomed to the structure and format of a kindergarten school day. With award-winning and nationally recognized early childhood programs and curricula, reading, writing, and math lessons are at a kindergarten level.

This program for young 5-year-olds and older 4-year-olds helps them focus on:

  • Following multi-step instructions
  • Finding multiple ways to solve problems
  • Organizing work
  • Controlling impulses and sustaining attention

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Curriculum and Developmental Benchmarks

In Junior Kindergarten, children prepare for school with kindergarten-level learning experiences in science, social studies, the arts, literacy and math. Award-winning, nationally recognized, research-based curricula is offered:

Literacy by Design: Balancing experiences for the whole class and small groups, as well as independent learning activities, this curriculum creates a strong connection between reading and writing. The tools are provided to encourage and inspire students with the art of active literacy, while meeting all appropriate state standards.

My Math: This program uses research-based strategies and engages children through a focus on real-world applications, to challenge and inspire children toward confidence in their own mathematical skills. Children develop conceptual understanding, procedural skill, and fluency, enabling them to steadily grow their math confidence.

Handwriting Without Tears®: By learning to properly form letters, handwriting becomes a simple, automatic skill for students. This unique program was designed by occupational therapists and has been shown to produce improvements in letter size, spacing, and overall legibility for students.

In this classroom, children will achieve significant developments in five important benchmark areas.

 

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    Language & Literacy

    Recognizing and naming all upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet; putting different sounds together to create short words.

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    Math

    Using concrete materials when approaching and solving problems; counting to find out how many items in a group up to 10.

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    Science & Social Studies

    Demonstrating knowledge of and using terms that are related to location, direction, and distance.

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    Self-Help & Social Skills

    Displaying the ability to compromise in a situation of conflict; speaking up and asking questions to further explore classroom topics.

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    Physical & Creative Development

    Moving up and down stairs, using alternating feet; drawing images that represent figures of humans and animals.

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