Is your child meant to start kindergarten this fall, only their Pre-K experience was abbreviated? Will potential changes in your school distract impact your child?
Let us be there for your child this fall. Private Kindergarten is an in-school learning program, for five full days per week. Learning experiences are based on nationally recognized kindergarten curriculum and our focus is first-grade preparedness. With a small class size, there’s a big opportunity for your child to focus on:
Your children's education is built around six distinct learning areas, in a classroom where they receive significant individual attention.
Children use imaginative and pretend play as they try on different costumes and roles, and use social-emotional skills to make sense of their world.
Children learn how things work and fit together, by using different materials to construct their own creations.
Children get to explore their creative side, while developing problem-solving and self-expression skills, through different art techniques and color concepts.
Children use their investigative skills to experiment with different science and math concepts. This exploration helps develop critical thinking skills.
Letter and word recognition and formation, using sounds to segment words, and putting sounds together to make words are all ways that children work to develop effective written communication abilities.
Surrounded by books, children develop key literacy skills such as story reasoning, print awareness, and word recognition in this center.
In this classroom, your child is part of a small group of learners, led by a state-certified teacher. Our teachers implement nationally recognized, research-based curricula, creating a stable foundation for your child’s transition into first grade the following year. Students will learn independently, as well as through teacher-led lessons. Their progress throughout the year is measured across five key knowledge areas, to ensure they are ready to enter the first grade.
Letter recognition, phonemic awareness, and literacy comprehension are explored through small and large group instruction, and independently at learning centers. Your child learns to understand story concepts; understand how words are built; develop their writing; understand how print works; clearly express their ideas; and build their vocabulary.
Milestone: With prompting and support, the student asks and answers questions about key details in a story or informational text.
Desired Outcome: When prompted and supported, the student can distinguish between asking and telling sentences; recall key details in a text; ask questions about key details in a text; and recognize and use the 5 W’s.
In this classroom, math instruction is delivered five different ways: whole group instruction; collaborative learning; small group instruction; adaptive learning; and independent practice. Real-life situations are used to represent math concepts, enabling children to apply mathematical thinking in a practical way, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
We want children to understand their world, as well as concepts of time and places, and to be respectful of other people. We learn these lessons by exploring our personal experiences, family stories, and traditions.
Children learn how the scientific method works; how to observe local weather conditions; and how to describe patterns over time. They will also discover plants, animals, and their environment.
To prepare for elementary school, your child will learn how to hold a pencil with a proper grip; use scissors to cut pre-formed shapes; follow directions; work independently; ask for help as needed; recognize and follow classroom routines and procedures; independently attend to personal care; understand another’s point of view; show conflict resolution skills; and respect the rights of all others.
Self-Regulation and School Readiness
Self-Regulation and School Readiness
To be ready for school, it is essential to understand limits and be able to follow rules. As a family, you can work at home to help your child develop these important school-readiness skills.
Recent research has found that kindergarten teachers rank the ability to self-regulate as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness.
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