Pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten Classroom

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Overview 


Our Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten classroom is a warm, inviting environment where children aged 4, 5, and 6 receive individualized instruction.  Our low student-to-teacher ratio has a maximum of 12-to-1, which allows our teachers to cultivate the innate curiosity in each of our students.  


In order to meet the need in our community for options for Kindergarteners during the COVID-19 pandemic, we pivoted and converted our third preschool classroom into a PreK/K classroom. We have placed our more advanced 4 year olds in this classroom and have space for about 10 Kindergarteners to join.  


We have a seven page COVID-19 Action Plan that outlines our procedures and protocols that we share with all of our parents; it has garnered repeated praise from the Central District Health Department for its thoroughness.


Curriculum 


This classroom will follow the Montessori Method where students learn by exploration. Our spacious classroom is designed to entice the child to explore and discover.  The orderly prepared environment is filled with multi-sensory learning materials.  The materials are organized in a specific sequence beginning with the simplest, most concrete representation of the subject matter, then make a gradual progression to the abstract.  Each and every element in our classroom is chosen to promote learning, discovery, and independence. Our students learn at their own pace and begin to think for themselves. They learn social and interpersonal skills as they develop a passion for learning.


Our Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten curriculum includes:


Children in our Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten classroom will:

  • Develop problem-solving skills and learn to think critically.
  • Feel valued, respected, and nurtured.
  • Think creatively.
  • Learn by doing.
  • Develop fulfilling relationships with their peers and develop their physical skills during frequent outdoor play.
  • Work individually, with a partner, and in groups.
  • Practice grace, courtesy, and social skills as they gain an awareness of their own feelings and sensitivity for the feelings of others.
  • Develop a lifelong love of learning.