Junior KG / LKG / Kindergarten 1

J KG - Program Overview

School hours per day – 3½ hours (Age 4-5 years)
Your child will gain independence while getting ready for the transition to kindergarten with a more organized environment. Our passionate teachers will partner with you during this special time making their "senior year" of preschool the best it can be.
  • What does your child learn in J KG?
  • Language
    • describe familiar people, places, things, and events with detail
    • write his or her name as well as many other letters
    • use writing as a way to describe experiences or feelings, making drawings and letters
    • retell a familiar story with the beginning, middle, and end in order
  • Cognitive skills and math
    • perform simple addition and subtraction
    • explore a variety of cultures by identifying ways people are alike and different
    • use knowledge and personal experiences to predict outcomes of scientific experiments
    • create simple patterns and arrange objects according to size
  • Creative art
    • participate in a variety of musical experiences
    • move to a tempo, beat, or style of music
    • craft detailed works of art using various materials like paint and modeling clay
    • follow multi-step directions as stated in a song, like hopping or clapping
  • Executive Function
    • help develop a plan for completing a multi-step project like building a community with blocks
    • recognize the feelings of others and respond appropriately like comforting a friend who is upset
    • remember information and thoughts from past experiences
    • complete challenging activities that require greater focus and persistence
  • Motor skills
    • participate in physical activity for at least 2 hours daily
    • coordinate different body movements to catch and throw a ball and move through obstacle courses
    • use scissors to cut simple shapes and writing utensils to trace letters and numbers with greater accuracy
    • discuss how exercise makes the body feel
  • Social science
    • demonstrate an ability to resolve conflicts using words
    • recognize and accept similarities and differences among people and showing an appreciation for diversity
    • seek out interactions with a variety of adults, with both new and familiar people
    • routinely share, take turns, and interact with other children in a respectful and helpful manner