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Junior Kindergarten Program

Another Year of Kindergarten Prep

Following an uncertain, shortened school year, there are many questions for this fall. Are you feeling your child is not quite ready for kindergarten? Was their Pre-K year abbreviated?

You may want to consider Junior Kindergarten. This full-day program offers a kindergarten curriculum adapted for younger learners that ensures a successful transition to kindergarten, and beyond. This extra year of developing critical skills before elementary school:

  • Self-regulation 
  • Following complex directions 
  • Effective communication 
  • Sustaining attention 

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Comprehensive Curriculum and Knowledge Areas

The Junior Kindergarten classroom offers a positive environment for children to have additional time to gain academic and social-emotional skills essential to kindergarten success. A robust, comprehensive curriculum enables students to increase their knowledge about the world around them, with a focus on these main subject areas: 


Language & Literacy

Children will learn to name all the letters in the alphabet (both upper- and lowercase), to place sounds in correct order, to read and write short words, as well as engage in additional early writing, reading, communication, and vocabulary experiences.



Children learn introductory math concepts, such as numbers, sorting, ordering, and patterns, that will be explored more in-depth in kindergarten. Teachers provide math instruction in both large and small group settings, while math workstations offer independent learning opportunities.


Nature and Science

This subject features hands-on learning experiences for children to explore, discover, and investigate themes including Animals, Health and Feelings; Weather/Seasons; and Plant Life Cycles.


Social Studies

It’s important to learn about yourself, your family, your community, and the entire world.


Creative Arts

Visual arts, drama, and music and movement inspire children to express their feelings.


Physical Development and Health

Learning about health and nutrition, while exploring their environment, children will work on developing important fine and gross motor skills.


Critical Learning Skills

There are six Critical Learning Skills that help children succeed in school: self-regulation; following routines; sustaining attention; taking different perspectives; following complex directions; and communicating effectively.

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