Our kindergarten teachers offer a more enhanced and progressive program to that of public school. The first grade teachers at our feeder schools have expressed to Small World how much further advanced the children that have come from our private kindergarten are verses those of the typical public kindergarten. Our teacher to student ratio is so much smaller than that of a public school, allowing more one on one time with each student.
We highly encourage parents’ involvement in your child’s learning. We hold parent teacher conferences twice a year to ensure that our parents know how their child is progressing. Every student that graduates from our Kindergarten program is able to read, count to 100, add and subtract numbers 0-10, and count money, among many other things.
OUR PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN INCLUDES:
- Morning Group
o Circle Time – including recognizing numbers 0-30, counting to 100, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, color words and number words by sight, spelling and recognizing first and last names of the class, telling time, blending sounds, and beginning and ending sounds.
o Coming Up – discussing new skills that we will be learning that day and week.
o Theme Talk – introducing the new theme we’ll be learning about.
o Character Education – choosing a character, such as patience, to discuss and act out.
- Large Group including playing the “hot and cold” game, where they hide an item and then give hot and cold clues to find it.
- One on One including pulling the children aside one at a time to work with the child in a specific area to ensure proper understanding of the skills currently being taught.
- Language including learning the different sounds in words by using things in their every day that include a specific letter. They all have a chance to discuss the items and give examples of items with the letter in them.
- Creative Arts including having each child make an umbrella out of cupcake papers and pipe cleaners, using cotton balls for the clouds, and then hanging then around their classroom.
- Science/Sensory including placing a raw egg in vinegar. The vinegar eats the shell leaving the yolk in the membrane for them to see. After they all have a chance to see and touch it, they get to pop it.
- Dramatic Play including making fish from paper, rolled and cut with fins sticking out. They make fishing poles and then go fishing on a blue round rug in the classroom.
- Math/Manipulative including using rulers to measure two items and then deciding which one is greater (or less) in size.
- Music/Movement including allowing the children to make up their own lyrics to the songs while learning rhyming words or playing musical chairs.
- Outdoor Learning including watching the clouds after learning about clouds in the classroom.