Kindergarten

The years leading up to Kindergarten from ages 3–6 is when children acquire the foundational skills necessary for school. It is important that our children feel the support and care of their parents, teachers, and peers and begin developing positive relationships in the classroom. As they grow, they gain more physical strength and skill but also more care and compassion. Students are trying to use new words, breaking things apart and reconstructing them, recalling favorite stories and characters, and expressing themselves through pictures and language. Learning is a full-bodied, total immersion, and always evolving process. This is why experimentation and empathy can be seen in all of our Kindergarten classrooms.



PRE-KINDERGARTEN

Our Pre-Kindergarten is designed for children aged 3-4. The curriculum comes from the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence and is designed to fully prepare each student for the challenges of Senior Kindergarten, which is when they will learn how to read and write in English. Courses in Pre-Kindergarten are divided into daily Language lessons, daily Mathematics lessons and twice-weekly lessons in the areas of Movement & Coordination or Physical Education, Social & Emotion Development, History & Geography, Science, Visual Arts and Music. These formal lessons are folded into daily activities such as circle time, computer lab time, library time, recess and even free play. All students use textbooks to begin honing their fine motor skills through the use of cutting, coloring, tracing and even some writing.

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JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN

Our Junior Kindergarten cares for children from 4 to 5 years old. The teachers set weekly lesson plans based on a monthly theme. Our play based curriculum emphasizes, prewriting skills, early math skills and letter recognition. We focus on introducing these basic skills through play environment, where children are encouraged to explore and learn in a manner that will benefit them the most.

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SENIOR KINDERGARTEN

Our Senior Kindergarten cares for children from 5 to 6 years old. ASW provides multi-sensory approach including hands-on activities appropriate for young learners. Emphasis is given to the social/emotional skills as well as reading and writing. Continued expansion of number concepts with the goal of learning problem solving and mastery of basic addition and subtraction facts. Regular instruction from specialists in English, Polish, art, music, physical education, technology, media (library) and guidance.

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