Junior Kindergarten

The Path for Young 5-Year-Olds

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If you feel your child isn’t quite old enough to start kindergarten or might need additional skill development before getting into a school setting, Junior Kindergarten is the path for them.

Your child will become familiar with the structure and format of a day in kindergarten while developing critical skills needed for elementary school, such as:

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

In this classroom, learning is driven by the needs of the young five-year-old. Nationally recognized curriculums adapted for Junior Kindergarten ensure that the pace of study is set for the specific needs and abilities of these students. Junior Kindergarten focuses on:

  • Word building and decoding
  • Reading and writing common sight words
  • Comprehending stories and informational texts
  • Writing stories and ideas
  • Counting up and back, and by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s
  • Adding and subtracting
  • Understanding fractions

Throughout the year, learning progress and readiness reports keep you well-informed every step of the way during your child’s ongoing journey along our School Readiness Pathway.

Note: Children must complete Pre-K prior to enrollment.

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