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As the culminating early childhood educational program of the School Readiness Pathway, Private Kindergarten is the start of an exceptional academic future. This program focuses on important academic skills, such as:
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.
Nationally recognized, award-winning, research-based educational curricula for children are featured in this program:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys: Designed for English language learners, as well as emerging, on-level, and advanced readers, this integrated language arts program has been proven to increase student achievement in the realm of literacy.
My Math: Children gain confidence in their math skills, while being challenged and inspired by real-world applications of math concepts. Research-based math strategies help children to develop their conceptual understanding, procedural skill, and math fluency, so they become skilled problem-solvers.
Handwriting Without Tears®: Originally designed by occupational therapists, this program demonstrates proper letter formation to facilitate handwriting skills. Through this program, we see improvements in letter size, spacing, and overall legibility, as handwriting becomes a simple, automatic skill.
In this classroom, children’s development is tracked across five key benchmarks*:
*If your school is located in Texas or Virginia, these benchmarks vary. Please see your director for details.
Children learn to ask and answer questions, and recognize important details in stories and informational texts, with teacher guidance.
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.
Children develop the ability to count, by 1’s, up to 100.
This benchmark explores the sharing of personal family stories and traditions.
Investigations are performed, as children learn to make comparisons and recognize differences between forces, objects, etc.
Children develop the ability to independently follow a small set of step-by-step directions.
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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