Kindergarten Readiness I (ages 3-4):
This class is held Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, and is for children who turn age 3 by December 1st of the current school year. This class focuses on learning pre-academic skills through play while learning how to communicate and socialize with classmates. Your child will have an opportunity to: build his or her vocabulary, learn basic cognitive and language concepts, and follow routines and directions in an early educational setting. He or she will also learn to play near and with other children and to resolve conflicts with peers using words. Drop-in classes are available for children ages 3-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kindergarten Readiness II (ages 4-5): This class is held Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm, and is for children who turn age 4 by December 1st of the current school year. This class focuses on learning the skills necessary for entering Kindergarten, while improving communication, play, problem solving, and socialization skills. Your child will have the opportunity to learn pre-math and pre-literacy skills. He or she will also learn to follow classroom routines and directions, to participate verbally in a large group setting, and to play cooperatively with peers. Drop-in classes are available for children ages 3-5 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kindergarten Readiness III (ages 3-5): This class is held Monday – Friday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and includes both KR I and KR II children. Your child will have the opportunity to establish a consistent school routine, to practice growing communication skills with children of varying ages and abilities, and to complete more activities centered on a weekly theme, particularly gross and fine motor activities. On Monday/Wednesday/Friday, the children are in the Kindergarten Readiness I or II classes, depending on age and developmental levels. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, children in this class will work on reinforcing skills and expanding communication skills through play and sensory and motor exploration. Availability for the school year is based on your child’s age and the available space in Kindergarten Readiness I or II.
Curriculum: Our curriculum and lesson plans are designed based on the Common Core Standards as well as our professional knowledge and experiences. We take into consideration recent research, typical development, and the IFSP or IEP of any child with special needs. Lesson plans are tailored to the individual needs of the children in the learning group to the greatest degree possible. Our Kindergarten Readiness Learning Groups participate in 30 minutes of German instruction once monthly.
Progress Reports: Assessments are completed in February and June. A copy of your child’s Progress Report will be sent home once completed. This assessment measures your child’s progress. It is not expected that your child will have mastered all the skills on the assessment form by June. Parents should look for growth and progress in a variety of areas. Parents will sign up for conference times when made available. Parents may also request a conference at any time if there are concerns regarding progress.