There’s a lot of uncertainty about the next school year. Is your child starting kindergarten? Was their Pre-K experience shortened, or are they just not feeling ready?
We can help. Private Kindergarten offers five days a week of in-school learning, based on nationally recognized kindergarten curricula. Small class size means a big opportunity to prepare for first grade and develop these essential skills:
The Private Kindergarten classroom offers six primary learning areas to enhance each child's skill development across a range of interests.
Using their imagination in pretend play allows children to develop social-emotional skills as they experiment with different roles.
Children learn how different things work and fit together, by using a variety of materials to design and construct their own creations.
Children develop creative, problem-solving, and self-expression skills, as they explore a variety of different art techniques and color concepts.
Children develop investigative and critical thinking skills, through experimenting and exploring science and math concepts.
Children develop written communication skills by recognizing and forming letters and words, learning the sounds of words, and making words from sounds.
Children develop significant literacy skills, including story reasoning, print awareness, and word recognition, as they engage with books.
In the Private Kindergarten classroom, our degreed teacher leads a small group of learners. With nationally recognized, research-based curricula, your child will build a strong foundation and be prepared for first grade. Learning is a mix of independent and teacher-led experiences. Along the way, we measure your child development across these five key knowledge areas:
Letter recognition, phonemic awareness, and literacy comprehension are explored, either through independent activity or through group instruction (both large and small). Your child will learn about story concepts; discover how words are made; work on their own writing; learn how print works; how to express ideas; and how to expand their vocabulary.
There are five different methods of math instruction: whole group instruction; collaborative learning; small group instruction; adaptive learning; and independent practice. Teachers use real-life comparisons to bring math concepts to life. These experiences help your child to strengthen their critical thinking and their problem-solving skills.
Getting to know the world around you is a great way to learn something new. These lessons explore concepts of time and places, and how to be respectful of others. Personal experiences and family stories and traditions all inform the learning experiences.
In this section, children learn how to use the scientific method, how to observe local weather patterns, and how to describe patterns over time. In addition, we’ll learn about our environment and make discoveries about different animals and plants.
Milestone: Planning and conducting an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on the motion of an object.
Desired Outcome: Students are able to understand and can discuss how air is capable of pushing and pulling different objects.
Many important skills make a child school-ready. These include holding a pencil with a proper grip; using scissors to cut pre-formed shapes; recognizing and following classroom routines and procedures; understanding another point of view; showing the ability to resolve conflicts; how to both follow directions and work independently; and being able to respect the rights of others.
Self-Regulation & School Readiness
Self-Regulation & School Readiness
To be ready for school, it is essential that a child develops an understanding of limits and the ability follow rules. These skills can easily be explored at home, as the child’s family helps them prepare for school.
Recent research has found that kindergarten teachers rank the ability to self-regulate as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness.
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