Six important learning areas define the educational experiences offered in this classroom. Students will learn a variety of skills in these areas.
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Private Kindergarten is the culmination of your child’s journey along the School Readiness Pathway, setting them up for a successful academic life.
Students in this program experience a strong focus on:
Imaginative, pretend play encourages children to try different roles and materials, while practicing social-emotional skills.
Building, constructing, and creating helps children to discover how different things work and fit together.
Creativity, problem-solving, and self-expression are explored, as children use a variety of art supplies and discover different color concepts.
Investigative and critical-thinking skills are developed, as children conduct experiments to explore science and math concepts.
Written communication skills are developed as children learn to recognize and form words, work on sounds, and build words from sounds.
This book-filled, cozy space is the perfect location for children to develop early literacy skills, including print awareness and story reasoning.
Private kindergarten enhances literacy and math skills by using nationally recognized, award-winning, research-based curricula.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys: This literacy and language arts program provides learning opportunities for English language learners, as well as emerging, on-level, and advanced readers.
McGraw-Hill Everyday Mathematics®: Lifelong mathematical power is developed through research-based and field-tested strategies for teaching conceptual thinking, in this program from the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, used by more than 4.3 million students in the U.S.
Handwriting Without Tears®: Improvements in letter size, spacing, and overall legibility are found through this program that makes handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students. This unique program was developed by occupational therapists.
In this classroom, the students’ development of elementary school skills is tracked across five benchmarks:*Show Details
The ability to ask and answer questions, while receiving prompting and support, about the key details of a story or informational text.
The ability to count using 1’s, up to 100.
The ability to share and explore personal traditions and family stories.
The ability to investigate, from planning to experimenting, to learn how to compare and contrast differences in objects, forces, etc.
The ability to follow a small amount of step-by-step directions without needing assistance.
Recent research has found that kindergarten teachers rank the ability to self-regulate as the most important characteristic necessary for school readiness.
Dr. Susan Canizares
*If your school is located in Texas or Virginia, these benchmarks vary. Please see your director or teacher for details.