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5-year-old Junior Kindergarten

Age requirement:

  • Children must be five years old by August 15th of the school year you wish to attend.  Children in this classroom are old enough to attend state mandated Kindergarten, however, they are placed in this class to give them an additional year to grow academically, socially, or emotionally prior to entering Kindergarten.

Description:

5 Jr. Kindergarten is a transition class. This means that the child is old enough to go to 5 Sr. Kindergarten but is not quite ready for the expectations of that program.

For example:

  • A child who does not separate from caregivers easily
  • A child who does not have proper self-control
  • A child who is not academically or socially ready for 5 Sr. Kindergarten
  • A child who might simply benefit from one more year to mature before beginning Sr. Kindergarten

The benefits of this class are that the lessons are tailored to the individual student's specific needs of improvment while encouraging them to continue to advance academically.  In other words, advanced material is provided for students as they are ready to move on to more challenging work. Once this program is complete, the student will advance to Sr. Kindergarten. 

Overview:

  • Classroom hours are from 8:15 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. Monday through Friday.  A teacher is in the classroom by 8:00 A.M. Car Line is from 3:00 P.M. to 3:15 P.M.
  • A Before and After Care Program is available for children who need care before or after the classroom hours. 
  • Jr. Kindergarten uses the Abeka Curriculum which allows for both structured and independant academic learning experiences. 
  • Daily small-group time allows structured learning time with a teacher to practice weekly curriculum skills and concepts.
  • Sr. Kindergarten uses Orange Bible Curriculum. 
  • Students attend enrichment classes which include Art, Spanish, Music, and Library. 
  • Children have unstructured playtime daily where they utilize either our indoor or outdoor playground.
  • We provide a morning snack with milk, and also provide milk at lunch. However, parents are to provide a ready-to-eat lunch each day for their child. We do not heat or refridgerate lunches. Students enrolled in our After-Care Program will be ofference and after snack with juice every day.

Ratios:

  • Our classroom has a maximum of twenty children, a lead teacher, and an assistant teacher. 

Classroom Set-up:

  • This classroom is set up with the following centers to allow for independent exploration and play:

-Art -Books/Quiet Area

-Computer -Fine Motor/Manipulatives

-Science -Sensory Table

-Writing

Daily Schedule:

  • We open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding specified holiday and teacher in-service days. For a list of CLC Closings, click here.
  • Daily activities for our five-year-old's allow for both structured and independent learning experiences.  
  • Children attend enrichment classes such as Art, Spanish, Music, and Library.  
  • Children have unstructured playtime daily where they utilize either our indoor or outdoor playground. 
  • Daily small group time allows structured learning time with a teacher to practice weekly curriculum skills and concepts. 
  • We provide a morning snack with milk and an afternoon snack with juice for your child every day.  We also provide milk for lunch.  However, parents are to provide ready-to-eat lunch each day for their child.

Toilet Training:

  • All of our five-year-olds are fully potty trained.