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Children become familiar with the format and structure of a kindergarten school day, while developing critical skills to succeed in elementary school. Nationally recognized, award-winning early childhood curricula are featured, with kindergarten-level instruction in reading, writing, and math.
This classroom provides young 5-year-olds and older 4-year-olds with a strong focus on:
This classroom is designed to prepare children for a kindergarten classroom environment, with six focused learning areas to further skill development.
Provides the opportunity to experiment with different roles and materials to explore the familiar and unknown through pretend play, use imagination, and exercise social and emotional skills to make sense of the world.
Students are enabled to understand how to use different materials to construct, create, and make sense of the way things fit together.
Creativity, problem-solving, and self-expression are developed in this center, as children discover different art techniques, color concepts, and cooperation.
Children develop critical-thinking skills, while experimenting and exploring science and math concepts that challenge their investigative skills.
Children practice communication through writing, as they work on letter and word recognition and formation, segmenting words into sounds, and putting sounds together to make words.
Story reasoning, print awareness, and word recognition are some of the significant literacy skills children begin to develop in this area.
In Junior kindergarten, learning experiences explore science, social studies, the arts, literacy, and math. Children enhance their skills with the help of award-winning, nationally recognized, research-based curricula, such as:
Literacy by Design™: Featuring whole class interaction, differentiated small-group reading instruction, and independent learning activities, this consistent instructional path ensures seamless reciprocity between reading and writing. This curriculum is fully correlated to state standards and provides tools to inspire students through the art of active literacy.
My Math: In this program, children gain confidence in their math skills, as they grow in conceptual understanding, procedural skill, and math fluency. Research-based strategies, and a focus on real-world applications, challenge and inspire children’s learning.
Handwriting Without Tears®: This unique program—developed by occupational therapists—helps children learn how to form letters, with the goal of making handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. Research has shown this program improves letter size, spacing, and overall legibility.
We help children develop kindergarten-level skills, without expecting mastery. Seven developmental scales are used to guide their progress:
Names all the letters of the alphabet, upper and lowercase; puts sounds together to make short words.
Use concrete materials to solve problems; develop an understanding of patterns, sorting and ordering, geometry, addition, subtraction, measuring, and graphing.
Milestone: Recognizing numerals 1-10.
Desired Outcome: The students can count and recognize numerals up to the number 10.
Demonstrates an ability to relate to and understand the natural and physical world, through observation, description, prediction, and data gathering.
Learning more about yourself, your family, your community, and the wider world.
Milestone: Looking at Spatial Representation and Map Skills
Desired Outcome: Describes and represents the inside and outside of familiar environments such as home, school, or playground.
Music, visual arts, movement, and drama are used to develop ideas and express feelings.
The ability to use fine and gross motor skills to explore your environment, while learning to understand health and nutrition.
Maintain attention, follow routines, find different perspectives, follow complex directions, communicate effectively, and learn to self-regulate.
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