Kindergarten Program

WHY CHOOSE THE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM AT BBA SEWELL? 

The Kindergarten program at Bright Beginnings Academy in Sewell, NJ features small class sizes with individualized programs for each student. Our teachers use a blend of structured learning, scheduled activities and creative free play to make children into eager learners.

Our Kindergarten follows a curriculum that is based on a typical second half Kindergarten curriculum and goes into a typical first half of a 1st Grade starting around January. So your child better prepared for first grade at a younger age!

 

PRIMARY GOALS OF KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

The Kindergarten program at Bright Beginnings Academy in Sewell, NJ features small class sizes with individualized programs for each student. Our teachers use a blend of structured learning, scheduled activities and creative free play to make children into eager learners.

A typical day in Kindergarten includes circle time, reading, math, handwriting, free play, physical education, and use of the Hatch Smart Board.

Circle Time Review:
Counting, Sounds, Coins, Spanish / Sign Language, Fine Arts (Art/Music/Literature), Social Studies / Science

Mindful Beginning Program Every Monday Morning: 15 minutes of calm breathing, building confidence, and learning how to handle difficult emotions. 

Individual Desk / Seat Work:
Sentence structure, handwriting, reinforcement sheets for new vocabulary, math review
FRIDAYS - Vocabulary quiz (build to 30 words)

Reading:
Small groups based on reading level, approach to papers
HOMEWORK - Monday thru Thursday

Snack:
A healthy snack is provided each day

Recess:
Kindergarten children use the large outdoor structure or the indoor gym during bad weather

Math: 
Shapes, patterns, ordinals, counting/recognition (1-20 / 20-50 / 50-100), money - recognize all coins, count with pennies, nickels and dimes, add and subtract facts to 10.

*Our half-day ends after the above. Full day would incorporate what's below.

Lunch / Recess / Rest

Review the day's work:
Repetition and review is the best method for retaining new information

Science / Social Studies:
More detailed projects, experiments, and lessons

Snack

Story / Outside Play

Free Play Activities:
In-class computer activities & arts and crafts, class library, use of classroom activity centers

* We also work on Word Lists and Tie Shoes throughout the year.