Our Kindergarten Prep Program is for the child who will be entering kindergarten the following year and will turn 4 years old by October 1st.
This program will be combined with our Full-Day Kindergarten Class allowing the children an opportunity to experience kindergarten curriculum. The children will be immersed in a developmentally appropriate, yet academically challenging, learning environment especially for four year olds turning five and young five year olds.
It will also include writing, phonemic awareness, reading readiness, math, science and social studies using manipulatives, investigation, experimentation and creative expression. This form of cooperative learning has been proven to better reinforce learned skills and to develop a sense of confidence in the children.
In addition, students will create artworks and projects that are connected to the skills we are learning while also allowing for creative expression.
The class size will be limited to 15 students and taught by our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jeanne Zydallis, a NJ State Certified Teacher with her Master’s Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education in Kindergarten through Third Grade. Mrs. Jeanne imparts a love of learning and sense of community in the classroom, while providing a “child-centered” approach to learning in a Christian environment.
Kindergarten Curriculum Outline