Fundamental Kindergarten

The beginning of your child(ren)’s school district years can truly be a critical time of importance in your child’s life. 

Readiness for the requirements is critical decisions that parents consider before starting their children into the school system.  Once the journey begins, most all children absorb the effect until they graduate high school and even possibly enter college, if that is an option.

The greatest considerations for readiness in the early years are cognitive development as well social and behavioral development.

With trends being that parents hold children back a year, the outcomes that may affect early entry deal with ongoing comparative maturity of students both in academics as well as in athletics.  Furthermore, the federal initiative of No Child Left Behind, limits a parent’s ability to hold a child back if the start school district Kindergarten and the parents do not believe they are ready to progress to the first grade.

For these reasons, Crayon Campus has a Small Classroom Fundamental Kindergarten program, geared for families who believe their child, by age or maturity from 4.5 to 6 years of age, is not ready to begin the school district journey as the associated pressures that come with state regulations

Our Program, led by Amy Graves, a Kindergarten teacher and early childhood educator for over 15 years, focuses on children’s transition from the Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Key Development Areas to those that will eventually be expected in the School District program.  However, we take an individualized learning approach with each child in the class.
This begins with a Kindergarten Readiness Evaluation that looks at several key development areas and truly considers the parents desires for their child.

Fundamental Kindergarten Program

Our Program, led by Amy Graves, a Kindergarten teacher and early childhood educator for over 15 years, focuses on children’s transition from the Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Key Development Areas to those that will eventually be expected in the School District program. However, we take an individualized learning approach with each child in the class. This begins with a Kindergarten Readiness Evaluation that looks at several key development areas and truly considers the parents desires for their child.

Evaluating

  • Literacy which includes Writing and Reading
  • Cognitive Development
  • Fine Motor Skill Development
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Math and Science
  • Independence, Self Expression and Awareness as well

The parents along with the Teacher and Center Director meet to discuss the child’s perceived readiness and desires to complete the Individualized Learning Plan.

Small Class Environments

With the school district’s projected class sizes upwards of 22 students per classroom, Crayon’s program approach is to have small classes that do not exceed a teacher ratio of 1 to 9 students.  Space will be limited to ensure that small ratios are maintained so each child and their learning path can receive the teacher’s discrete attention.  This focus will allow our teachers to focus on individual progress and work close with parents to ensure your child is ready to start Kindergarten the following school year. 

Curriculum Overview

Crayon’s curriculum was developed based on the school district’s requirement to meet specific Common Core elements, yet we greatly infuse learn through play as well as station program learning.

The focus is on Crayon’s 9 key development areas, called Whole Child Development, which address objectives in all of the following categories daily:

· Writing and Reading

· Social and Emotional

· Learning Through Play

· Math and Science

· Self Awareness & Dev.

· Cognitive Development

· Fine & Gross Motor

· Physical Education

· Arts and Drama


Please see the following link for an example day of curriculum:

Day in the Life

Please see the following attachment as to a typical day-in-a-life of the program.

Fundamental Kindergarten is also infused with fun and activities throughout the day and the year.  The program also will have the option for Swimming Lessons for the fall and spring sessions as well as Martial Arts and Dance.  Yoga will be infused into each day and all of the children will have over an hour of downtime to rest time while the teacher reads stories with dimmed lights.  In summers, the children will have their own summer camp and will attend field trips like all of the other school-agers!  The program offers three meals a, including a home-prepared, hot lunch a day as well as the availability of a wrap-around for mornings and afternoons to round out the program.

To learn more call 585-381-4780 to check for availability

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