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.
The Junior Kindergarten is playing and learning and exploring everyday! We are practicing our garden skills and researching different types of gardens during project. JK and SK has designed and researched gardens and is working on creating their own garden center.
The Juniors continue to learn new sight words. We are working on identifying the order of words in a spoken sentence and making sentences. We are practicing asking questions, cause and effect, and making predictions. The JK is very proud of their journals and are working on creating their own story books. In math the juniors love working with graphs and comparing objects. Students are able to use tally and bar graphs to record and interpret data. I am proud of how hard they are working on number formation. We have introduced a new vet and winter holiday center. Everyone loves the new centers.