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Junior Kindergarten Program

Where Young 5-Year-Olds Find Their Path

Adjusting to the routines of a kindergarten school day is an essential skill for children entering elementary school. In this program, children have kindergarten-level learning experiences in reading, writing, and math that are presented using nationally recognized, award-winning curricula. This classroom provides young 5-year-olds and older 4-year-olds with a strong focus on:

  • Following multi-step instructions
  • Finding multiple ways to solve problems
  • Organizing work
  • Controlling impulses and sustaining attention

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Curriculum & Developmental Benchmarks

Junior Kindergarten offers comprehensive learning experiences in science, social studies, the arts, literacy, and math, highlighted by these nationally recognized, award-winning, research-based curricula:

Literacy by Design: Highlighted by large class and small-group instruction, plus independent reading experiences, this curriculum ensures a seamless reciprocity between reading and writing. Fully correlated to state standards, this program inspires students with the art of active literacy.

My Math: Using research-based strategies, this program offers children a focus on real-world applications, challenging and inspiring them to grow confident in their own mathematical skills. Conceptual understanding, procedural skill, and fluency are all developed in this approach.

Handwriting Without Tears®: As children learn the proper formation of letters, handwriting becomes an easy and automatic skill, while the program improves their spacing, letter size, and overall eligibility. This unique program was developed for children by occupational therapists.

In this classroom, children work to develop kindergarten-level skills, without the expectation of mastery. Their advancement is tracked across seven developmental scales:


Language & Literacy

The ability to name the letters in the alphabet, both upper- and lowercase; the ability to assemble sounds in order to read and write short words. Engage in early writing, reading, communication, and vocabulary.



The ability to solve problems with the use of concrete materials; the ability to use numbers to add, subtract, measure, and graph; the ability to understand patterns, sorting and ordering, and geometry.


Nature and Science

The ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the natural and physical world; the ability to observe, describe, predict, and gather data.


Social Studies

The ability to understand and explore themselves, their family, their community, and the world.


Creative Arts

The ability to express themselves, their ideas and feelings, by engaging in experiences of music, movement, drama, and visual arts.


Physical Development and Health

The ability to use fine and gross motor skills to explore their environment, as well as to deepen their understanding of health and nutrition.


Critical Learning Skills

The ability to employ self-regulation, to sustain attention, to follow routines, to explore different perspectives, to follow complex directions, and to communicate effectively.

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We provide peace of mind to all of our families through comprehensive security and safety procedures and measures. That’s to protect the most important part of our school—your child.

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The best way to experience the magic of Childtime learning is to see it firsthand with a guided tour. We’re excited to meet you and your family.

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