The full day Junior Kindergarten Program emphasizes a developmental approach to learning. We focus on pre-reading and pre-math activities, which are addressed through our accelerated curriculum. Our small class size and low teacher-pupil ratio allows each child to progress at his or her own pace. Special activities include a language based reading and writing program, creative and developmental art activities, and a Social Studies curriculum that allows your child to explore and discover the world. Even at such a young age, our Junior Kindergarteners are introduced to the idea of being a good leader in our community.
We also provide many opportunities for your child to engage in creative play and benefit from the social skills necessary for success through cooperative learning activities. The Junior Kindergarten curriculum builds on our Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten curricula and flows into the Senior Kindergarten program, providing the child with a comprehensive four-year early childhood education. Our Junior Kindergarten students are enthusiastic and engaged learners, positive about school, demonstrate high self-esteem and possess balanced and strong self-concepts.
We are off to a great start! The Junior Kindergarten has done an amazing job adjusting to new routines, playing games, and learning new things.
In morning circle we are using calendar math to build number sense. Juniors are counting the days of school using tens frame and can't wait to have a 100th day party. We creating weather graphs and tally charts to compare numbers.
Morning centers are focused on Language Arts. We working on name writing, letter identification, formation, and sounds. While listening to stories we are building comprehension skills by making predictions and asking questions.
Math centers are in the afternoon with Senior Kindergarten. We are focusing on patterns and same/different for the first few weeks of school.
The Juniors are doing amazing job exploring and learning about their new classroom.