Private Kindergarten

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Private Kindergarten

Age Range:
5 - 6 years
Areas of Learning:

Creative Kaleidoscope of Learning

Math & Science

Language Arts

Welcome to Kindergarten!

The Growing Kids Academy Kindergarten Program is an excellent foundation for school success. It is an academically accelerated program that is suitable for children who have previously participated in a challenging preschool curriculum. Professional educators at Growing Kids Academy are happy to assist parents and help them make a determination as to an appropriate educational match for their child.

The Growing Kids Academy Kindergarten may accept children who turn 5 years of age by September 30. The Academy Principal will consider and determine eligibility of children who do not meet this age requirement. Parents are encouraged to contact the Academy Principal for more information. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our high quality, in-depth curriculum addresses Standards of Learning in all subject areas including language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, Spanish, physical education, music, and technology.  Typically, Growing Kids Academy kindergarteners are exposed to a greater breadth and depth of knowledge and progress at a faster pace than their peers in public schools.  The highlights of our curriculum are presented on this page.

Please contact the Academy Principal for more information about our Kindergarten Program.

This program is for discriminating parents who want to provide an exceptional learning experience for their child.  At Growing Kids Academy, kindergarten students often work at a gifted and talented pace.  Teachers cover curricula required as a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia Standards of Learning for Kindergarten Students.  In addition, teachers expand above and beyond this typical curriculum by adding enriching investigative and creative experiences.  Teachers and children select projects that may involve several days or weeks of planning and implementation.  These extended periods of time are needed in order to fully satisfy children’s desire to learn and explore each project’s hypothesis through conclusion.  Field trips and in-house events add to the overall experiences.  Foreign language, music, movement, creative arts, and recreational activities are integrated into the curriculum.  Enrichment activities promote children’s individual talents and interests.  Schedule a visit to learn more about this exclusive program.

 

Why do parents select our kindergarten program over other options?

This program is for discriminating partents who want to provide an exceptional learning experience for their child. At Growing Kids Academy, kindergarten students often work at a gifted and talented pace. Teachers cover curricula required as a part of the Commonwealth of Virginia Standards of Learning for Kindergarten Students. In addition, teachers expand above and beyond this typical curriculum by adding enriching investigative and creative experiences. Teachers and children select projects that may involve several days or weeks of planning and implementation. These extended periods of time are needed in order to fully satisfy children’s desire to learn and explore each project’s hypothesis through conclusion. Field trips and in-house events add to the overall experiences. Foreign language, music, movement, creative arts, and recreational activities are integrated into the curriculum. Enrichment activities promote children’s individual talents and interests. Schedule a visit to learn more about this exclusive program.

 

A Typical Full Day in Kindergarten…

The following is a brief overview of a typical day in our full day Kindergarten classroom. Although there are times designated for each activity, these may vary depending upon the time of the year, special activities and the schedule. Please be aware that the schedule is developmentally appropriate for kindergarten children. Throughout the day the students are given opportunities to learn, explore, create, manipulate and question through meaningful activities. The goal is that each child will learn and be challenged at his or her own individual level.

Morning Meeting

Greetings, attendance, opening exercises, overview of daily schedule, morning message/literacy activities, calendar/math activities, etc.

Language Arts and/or Math

Reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing

Use of manipulatives in whole group, small group and individual instruction (whole group, small group, and individual group instruction)

Guided Centers/Guided Reading

Small group instruction and activities at differentiated levels

Emphasis placed on working together with others and teamwork

LUNCH

Outdoor Recess

Unstructured socialization and gross-motor activities

Quiet Time

Story time, individual book time, quiet activities, music and relaxing time

Math and/or Literacy

Use of manipulatives in whole group, small group and individual instruction

Reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing

(whole group, small group, and individual group instruction)

Science/Social Studies

Hands-on activities, exploring/observing and recording of findings

Free Choice Centers

Explore classroom centers independently or with other children

Socializing with friends

Closing Meeting

Discuss day, pack-up, song/story time and prepare for dismissal

Special Classes:

Art, Music, Physical Education, Pee Wee Workout, Computer Lab, Spanish Class