Kindergarten Prep (4-5 Years)

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The Kindergarten Prep classroom at Just Like Home is designed to help your child make significant developmental gains, like communicating successfully, and working well both independently and in groups. Our highly trained teachers will prepare your child for Kindergarten and life beyond.

Our curriculum is specifically designed to meet the child care and learning needs of four and five year old children. This challenging, fun and age-appropriate program engages the whole child, helping to hone thinking, reasoning and communicating.

The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum provides developmentally appropriate multi sensory tools and strategies for your child.  the program follows research that demonstrates children learn more effectively by actively doing, with materials that address all styles of learning.  Our trained teachers will engage your child with music, movement, fine motor activities and child friendly language.

Building on preschool learning, your child will experience learning by:

  • Strenthening Reading Skills

  • Practicing Writing Letters and Words

  • Developing Math Skills

  • Getting Ready for School

Kindergarten Prep Enhancement

 

In addition to the skills they'll learn in Preschool, students can build on specific Kindergarten skills with the K-Prep enhancement.

K-Prep includes:

  • Extra Reading and Math

  • Sight Word Recognition

  • Handwriting with Proper Grip

  • Letter Formation

Your Child's Day

 

The year-round curriculum incorporate the best practices of early childhood education experts and promote school-readiness. Your child will create journals and portfolios that encourage communication through drawing and writing, and participate in our Kids of Character program, which focuses on developing important character traits. The typical daily structure for your child might include time for:

  • Morning and Afternoon Circle

  • "Your Opinion Counts" Sharing

  • Back to Basics Math, Language or Literacy Skills

  • Stories, Songs, and Poems

  • Music and Movement

  • Outdoor Play

  • Lunch and Quiet Time

You'll receive assessments regularly through ongoing portfolio collections, family/teacher conference, so you can rest assured that your child is progressing throughout the year.