Kindergarten Program

WHY CHOOSE THE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM AT BBA? 

The Kindergarten program at Bright Beginnings Academy 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 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 include weekly exposure to Foreign Language, Art, Music, Mindfulness and Physical Fitness in our Monthly Tuition.

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