KINDERGARTEN - 4 year-olds
a full day Junior Kindergarten program as an extension
of the Infant, Toddler and Preschool Programs. Our full day program
is currently housed at Plymouth Church on Summit Avenue in Milwaukee.
During the school year, the academic component of the program runs
from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM with extended care available from 7:00 AM
to 9:00 AM and from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM. During the summer, an all-day
program that emphasizes recreation and outdoor activities is offered
from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The Kindergarten program is designed around a developmentally based
curriculum which includes Science and Social Studies, Language Arts,
Pre-Reading, Math, Creative Arts, and Physical Education. There
are also opportunities for cooking and baking, field trips, gym
and outdoor play, as well as ample time for individual choices and
play activities. The curriculum implements the philosophy that children
learn best by having the freedom and encouragement to move around
the classroom and interact with their world. The teacher sets up
the classroom and program to create a rich learning environment
with many and varied opportunities for hands-on activity. Children
are encouraged to explore, discover, and enjoy as they work individually
and in groups. The teaching staff keeps current on the curriculum
and requirements of area school systems to ensure that the children
are well prepared to enter 5 year old kindergarten.
A primary objective
of our program is to provide an atmosphere in which the children
can develop positive attitudes toward themselves and others. Feeling
good about oneself and having the skills and sensitivity to work
well with others will provide the groundwork for school success
throughout our children's lives.