Kindergarten Readiness Program & Enrichment Days

3 & 5 Days/Week, Kindergarten Readiness Classes

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Curriculum

The goal of our Kindergarten Readiness Preschool Program is to prepare the students for elementary school in a fun, hands-on way. We work on improving social skills, independence and school readiness. We use a multiple intelligences approach to teaching our Preschool curriculum, incorporating literacy and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) into our weekly activities.


Each week we focus on a letter of the alphabet. Children learn about the letters/sounds through the character, song, sign language, music genre, and books that go with each letter. Students will also learn how to form the letter using Zaner-Bloser handwriting, which is the style taught by our local public school system. In addition to our literacy activities, children will participate in science, math and art activities each week. We have a science/nature topic to go with each letter that is taught through experiments, SMART Board presentations, books, and class discussions. Math skills are introduced through games, graphs, number activities, and our weekly cooking activity. A unique art technique, term, or style is taught along with each letter as part of our updated STEAM focused curriculum. Our Preschool classes also do journal writing once each week and have guest speakers and/or special events throughout the year, such as a visit from hockey players, puppet shows, Dr. Seuss Day party, and field trips.


For the 2019-2020 school year, we are bringing back our Enrichment Kindergarten Readiness Class, which is our regular 3 Days/Week Curriculum described above with the addition of 2 days of enrichment activities including Phy. Ed, Music Education, Literacy/Art Connection, Robotics/Coding, Social/Emotional Learning Activities and more! This will be the ultimate preschool experience with five half days per week!

Lesson Plan Example

Letter M Week:

Digital Art Gallery Display - Local Murals

Music Genre Played - Musical Theatre (Soundtracks from Musicals)


3 Days/Week Kindergarten Readiness Curriculum


Day 1 - Literacy Focus, Art/Craft

Journaling (Write/Draw on various topics)

Introduction/Presentation on letter M

(letter M formation, character, song, ASL sign, words, etc)

Writing Practice (Letter M and m formation)

Letter M Character Craft (Make Marvin Monkey on tree limb)

Smartboard Activity (Letter M literacy game)

Story Time (Just Me and My Mom)


Day 2 - Science/Nature/Health Topic, Art/Craft

Rotating opening activity (math activities, manipulatives, sensory experiences, etc)

Review letter M presentation (sign, sound, character, words, etc)

Science Topic Presentation (Moon: phases, surface, craters)

Experiment (Drop balls onto "flour" moon to see how craters are formed)

Follow-Up Craft (Cut out full moon shape, color chalk powdery surface, add craters)

Story Time (On the Moon)

Music and Movement (An Adventure in Space creative movement song)


Day 3 - Art, Cooking, Math Day

Free Choice Fine Motor Activity

Review Letter M presentation (sign, sound, character, words, etc)

Math Activity (voting, counting, comparing numbers)

Cooking/Math (Make Melon Soup - measure and count ingredients, prepare snack)

Art Topic Presentation (Murals - learn about murals, see pictures of local murals)

Social-Emotional Learning (Community - talk about city of Minot and favorite places)

Follow-Up Art (Marker Murals - make drawings of favorite Minot spots on large Mural)

Math Graph (Would you rather: climb a Mountain, visit a Museum or fly to the Moon?)



5 Days/Week Enrichment Kindergarten Readiness Curriculum


All activities listed above in addition to:


Enrichment Day 1 - Physical Education, Literacy, Art/Craft, Coding/Robotics

Rotating STEAM opening activity (building blocks, tangrams, unifix cubes, etc)

Review Letter M presentation (sign, sound, character, words, etc)

Physical Education topic (Martial Arts- guest speaker from local Martial Arts Studio)

Movement (Practice various Martial Arts stances)

Literacy (Explore The Mitten by Jan Brett)

Follow-Up Art/Craft (Mitten craft - animal stamps on white mitten cutout)

Coding/Robotics (How to move Cubetto the Robot to the Mountain)


Enrichment Day 2 - Music Education, Literacy, Art, Math

Rotating SEL/Art opening activity (making kindness cards to send to Military)

Review Letter M presentation (sign, sound, character, words, etc)

Music Education topic  (Marching Band - presentation on marching bands)

Follow-Up Music and Movement (Use instruments and be a marching band)

Art/Craft (Free Art with provided supplies)

Math Activity (matching groups of marbles - counting and comparison skills)

Details

3 Days/Week Classes:

We offer one morning session and one afternoon session that meet on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays and one afternoon session that meets Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday. All classes meet for three hours. Children  should turn 4 years old by June 1, 2019. We limit our Kindergarten Readiness Preschool class sizes to 15 students. The year's tuition is $2250.


5 Days/Week Class:

We offer one morning session that meets each day, Monday through Friday for three hours. Children should turn 4 years old by June 1, 2019. We limit our Kindergarten Readiness Preschool class size to 15 students. The year's tuition is $3600 for the 5 Day Enrichment Class.

2019 - 2020 Class Options

Class C ~ MWF Mornings with Shaun      **CLASS FULL


Days:        Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Time:        8:20 - 11:20 a.m.

                 Drop off window 8:20-8:35. Pick up 11:10-11:20. 

Teacher:   Shaun

Cost:         $2250 (9 payments of  $250)

Ages:        4-5 years(4 by 6/1/19) & 1 year away from Kindergarten

Spots:       Enrollment will be capped at 15 students

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Class D ~ TWTh Afternoons with Sara       **CLASS FULL

    

Days:       Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Afternoons

Time:        11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

                 Drop off window 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pick up 2:35-2:45

Teacher:   Sara

Cost:         $2250 (9 payments of  $250)

Ages:        4-5 years(4 by 6/1/19) & 1 year away from Kindergarten

Spots:       Enrollment will be capped at 15 students

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Class E ~ MWF Afternoons with Shaun        **CLASS FULL


Days:        Monday/Wednesday/Friday Afternoons

Time:        11:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

                 Drop off window 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pick up 2:35-2:45

Teacher:   Shaun

Cost:         $2250 (9 payments of  $250)

Ages:        4-5 years(4 by 6/1/19) & 1 year away from Kindergarten

Spots:       Enrollment will be capped at 15 students

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Class F ~ MTWThF Mornings with Sara         **CLASS FULL


 Days:       Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri Mornings
Time:        8:20-11:20 a.m.

                 Drop off window 8:20-8:35. Pick up 11:10-11:20.
Teacher:   Sara
Cost:         $3600 (9 payments of  $400)
Ages:        4-5 years(4 by 6/1/19) and 1 year away from Kindergarten
Spots:       Enrollment will be capped at 15 students 

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Requirements

Children must be potty trained, wear underwear, and use the bathroom independently.


Students will need a FULL SIZE backpack or large tote bag with an extra set of clothes stored inside. No other school supplies are needed. Thanks!

2020 - 2021 Registration Information

Interested in an upcoming year, please fill out the contact form on the 2020-2021 Registration Page. Thanks!

2020-2021 Registration Info Page