PreK – Age 4

Must be 4 by September 1st of school year

Junior Kindergarten Program

Program hours
A.M. preschool: 8:30-12:30 (Early start & extended day options available)
All day preschool: 7:30-6:00

Program days
2 day program (Tues. & Thurs.)
3 day program (Mon., Wed. & Fri.)
5 day program (Mon. – Fri.)

Creative Scholars’ junior kindergarten program is designed with your child’s development in mind. The classroom is organized in a way that provides the older preschool aged child the opportunities to collaborate, build self-regulation and problem solving strategies, and engage in literacy, math, and science activities that set the foundation for kindergarten.

The teaching staff at Creative Scholars supports a junior kindergartener’s growing ability to relate to others and to think about another person’s perspective. We understand that a 4 year old is going through a developmental shift in which they are really starting to know that other people have different ideas and we support them in managing the emotions that come with this new understanding. The teaching staff works to build a strong social-emotional competence that will guide the children as they move into kindergarten and beyond.

We also know that a 4 year old is incredibly curious and motivated to learn new things. Through play and small group activities, the 4 year old is introduced to many literacy, math, and scientific concepts. Our goal is for children to leave for kindergarten with a holistic understanding of letters, words, and why we write; a love for books and stories; an mathematical understanding of number sense, categorization and patterning, data analysis, measurement, and spatial awareness; the skills to think like a scientist by hypothesizing, observing, reflecting, and sharing information, and the confidence in themselves as learners.

The junior kindergarten class participates in a rotating collection of the fine arts as they participate in our drama/creative movement, music, and art classes taught by our talented teachers.

The children in the junior kindergarten program spend their days exploring books and songs, writing and drawing, painting and creating, collaborating on dramatic play roles and scenarios, participating in pre-literacy and math activities, and taking on the role of scientist as they investigate the life sciences, physical sciences, and more!

Children in the junior kindergarten program should be toilet trained upon starting the program.

For more information about our classroom for children aged 4 to 5 years, click here to explore our Amigos Classroom

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