Our Kindergarten Program

Our full-day kindergarten program builds on the therapeutic work of the preschool program, with an additional emphasis on serving as a transitional year between the preschool and elementary years.

The kindergarten classroom consists of two therapeutic teachers and an average class size of six to eight children. In addition to their focus on helping children develop and strengthen their capacities to be members of a group, teachers pay special attention to nurturing their students’ academic and social development.

Here is a typical day in our kindergarten classroom:

Morning

8:30 – 9:00        Writing
9:00 – 9:15        Morning Meeting  (Music on Fridays: 9:00-9:30)
9:15 – 9:50        Math
9:50 – 10:00      Snack
10:00 – 10:30    Playground
10:30 – 10:45    Quiet Reading
10:45 – 11:20     Language/Phonics
11:20 – 11:40     Lunch
11:40 – 12:00     Science/Social Studies

Afternoon

12:00 – 12:30    Free Choice (centers, free-play, small group work)
12:30 – 1:00      Quiet Activity (books, puzzles, games)
1:00 – 1:20        Snack
1:20 – 1:50        Playground
1:50 – 2:20        Art
2:20 – 2:40        Story
2:40 – 2:45        Pack-up
2:45 – 3:00        Dismissal