At Scottsdale Child Care & Learning Centers, we provide a private kindergarten program that equips your child (socially and academically) for an effortless transition into first grade. Our kindergarten students’ recipe for success includes a huge dose of our dynamic curriculum, perfectly seasoned with the positive learning environment that is generated at our Scottsdale schools. It is an atmosphere built on encouraging independence and choices, an atmosphere that fosters self-discipline in an environment where the children know their expectations and educational objectives.
Summary of Benefits
When you enroll your child in our kindergarten program, there are many blessings that come included in that decision.
One of the benefits that your child will experience in our private kindergarten class is the advantage of one-on-one time with our kindergarten teacher. Unlike the public schools that have to account for every child in the surrounding neighborhoods, we are able to accomplish this by capping our kindergarten enrollment at 20 students.
Another benefit that we provide for our Arizona families is the security for your child of knowing that “this is where I belong for the day,” instead of the stress of having to be bussed around to before and after school care. Our students are then able to benefit from a full day of kindergarten activities, making our affordable all-day tuition rates even more attractive, as they are probably less than places that will bus your child to and from the public schools.
A View into Our Curriculum
We have been told by countless teachers and parents that our graduated students are at the top of their first grade classes. We are able to consistently achieve this by maintaining a phenomenal curriculum for our private kindergarten classes. Students are commonly learning to read by mid-year, as well as excelling in our other main subjects, including mathematics, social studies, health, science, music, cooking, and art. The assignments and focuses for each week are always provided in detail by our kindergarten teachers on the lesson plans that they prepare for each week.
The reading program that was mentioned above is entitled Learning to Read, Write, and Listen, by MacMillan / McGraw Hill. This has become the time proven program for us, as we have been using it for over 15 years! The program teaches the children to learn the names of letters, how to write the letters, and what sound each letter represents, by going through letter books. As the school year progresses, our students learn how to blend the letter sounds to form words, and learn to read simple stories. The reading program is constructed in a way that every concept introduced is able to build upon the previous skills learned.
We use the comprehensive Envision Math Program to teach our kindergarten students their arithmetic. The concepts that are covered in this program include numbers and operations, algebraic thinking, geometry, measurement, data analysis, probability, and problem solving. Our students become advanced in their mathematics skills throughout the school year because of this fantastic, thorough program.
Attendance and Schedule
Kindergarten students must attend five (5) days a week, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., with the option of being full day or half day students. For the half day students, snacks and school supplies are included every day. For the full day students, we provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks in the morning and the afternoon, as well as school supplies.
Our Kindergarten School Year Schedule begins in August and ends with our Graduation Ceremony in May. We also offer summer camp throughout the summer vacation for five through nine-year-olds. Click HERE to see the Kindergarten daily schedule & lesson plan.
Contact us to register your child for kindergarten today!