|Welcome to the Private Kindergarten Program|
Small Student/Teacher Ratio - 15:1
Enrichment programs - Spanish lessons (included in tuition), music lessons, computer lessons, dance, gymnastics, swimming and soccer lessons.
Monthly field trips - relate to classroom lessons, bringing a firsthand experience to each child. Bus services are arranged through a qualified company. Parents are responsible for signing a field trip permission slip which explains destination, reason for field trip, cost and time for each field trip taken.
Tuition includes all classroom materials, breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, Spanish lessons, before and after school care and care on non-school days.
Learning the reading process, recognizing all letters of the alphabet, knowing what sounds each letter makes, using skills to pull apart words and identify the phonemes or individual sounds to recognize words, guiding reading groups by student ability.
Small motor development (cutting, tearing, play dough etc.), creativity (students have the ability to pull away from the group and make their own masterpieces), using different mediums (crayons, markers, paints, crafts etc.), learning to follow directions while in a group atmosphere, encouraged to use resources to solve a problem.
Instrument use and sound awareness, use of music to learn (spelling, color, word songs etc.), learning the rhythm, beat/pulse of music.
Physical Skills - Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Mathematical Reasoning - Create and solve word problems using actions, objects, words, pictures, or numbers. Estimate and check that answers are reasonable. Explain to others how a problem was solved.
The Nature of Science and Engineering - Scientific inquiry is a set of interrelated processes used to pose questions about the natural world and investigate phenomena. Some objects occur in nature; others have been designed and processed by people.
Citizenship and Government - Civic skills, civic values and principles of democracy, governmental institutions and political processes.
In Kindergarten, friendships continue to blossom. They can play with more than one person at a time. They are starting to understand what is fair and unfair. They begin to make decisions on how their behavior will affect themselves and others around them. Kindergartners are more willing to help others in times of need. They do a much better job of listening to others when they speak and react accordingly.
During the Kindergarten year, the children become much more confident. They start recognizing all their academic advancements. They are much more responsible for their own belongings. Being responsible for their own supplies, pencil box, backpack, and cubby are a few examples. They are also responsible to clean up their own art projects and to ensure supplies are back where they need to be. They are responsible to make sure homework gets back to school when expected.