The year before kindergarten
Kindergarten readiness means more than just being able to count to ten, say the alphabet or sit in a chair for a long time. Equally important to being ready for kindergarten is having self-confidence, displaying appropriate behavior in different environments and developed social skills. Our kindergarten-readiness based curriculum is designed to prepare your child in all these areas for success on the next step of their educational experience.
- Small group sizes to better meet the individual needs of the child
- Teachers dedicated to the development of trust, security and emotional growth through prompt, nurturing and responsive care
- A curriculum designed to foster learning through stimulating sights, sounds and physical exploration
- Daily reading to all children
- Daily walks inside or outside (weather permitting)
- Daily visits to the playground (weather permitting) or visits to indoor large muscle room
- Detailed individualized reports on each child’s activities provided daily
- Sign language exposure
- Spanish exposure
- Bi-annual parent-teacher conferences (additional conference available upon request)
- Open door policy for parents
Pre-Kindergarten Program Objectives
Jack and Jill Childcare’s pre-kindergarten classrooms strive to prepare students for lifelong learning, with intellectual and social-emotional development.
Physical Development Objectives
- Catching and throwing medium sized balls
- Hops backwards
- Enjoys wheeled riding toys
- Learning to skip
- Completing a 10+ piece puzzle
- Beginning to ties shoes
- Preference developing for right or left hand.
- Buttons and zips
- Copies most letters and shapes
Social/Emotional Development Objectives
- Pleasant personality, likes to help.
- Responds to praise and positive guidance.
- Enjoys groups of friends.
- Has difficulty admitting he/she is wrong.
- Sometimes needs to be alone to regroup and regain control.
- Dramatic play is very involved with assigned roles, specific settings and duties.
- Imagination is still very active.
- Creative but beginning to be aware of conforming within a group.
- Dress themselves.
Communication/Language Development Objectives
- Ask “Why” and “How” of many things.
- Experiments with other languages-counting in Spanish, saying hello in Chinese.
- Conversational language is well developed
- Sustained dialogue between peers is sustained
- Developing an appreciation of poetry and rhymes.
- Enjoys creating and acting in skits.
- Likes to “Read” to younger children.
Intellectual Development Objectives
- Likes long-term projects with a resulting product.
- Enjoys designing new things on paper.
- Loves humor in books.
- Creates patterns to use in art projects.
- Likes to explore how things evolve.
- Solves problems through imitations and insight.
- Enjoys games that help with letter, number, color, and shape recognition.
- Understands some abstract concepts-seasons, days of the week and months.