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Kindergarten

Teachers and school administrators across the United States are preparing the education of today’s children for the next millennium. Jeffersonville Country Day School has made a commitment to prepare our students for the upcoming challenge. With a structured full-day program, our small class size provides an excellent teacher/student ratio that enables more one-on-one learning. Our teacher is a dedicated, experienced teacher who provides lots of encouragement in a stable, consistent environment.

Our goal is to promote positive attitudes, high self-esteem and social responsibilities that will enhance your child’s ability to develop to his/her fullest potential, while challenging and sharpening your child’s analytical thinking, problem-solving, memory developmental skills.

Our kindergarten program is licensed by the PA Department of Education. Subjects include Reading Readiness, Social Studies, Language Arts, Science, Math Readiness, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Computer Time. JCDS has earned the reputation for having the best private kindergarten the area has to offer.

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Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten Objectives

To promote a positive self-image.
To develop socially within a group structure.
To work individually within a group and to work individually.
To develop pre-reading and math skills through the following:

Recognition and printing full name.
Recognition of primary and secondary colors.
Recognition of numbers 1 – 100, printing up to 25.
Recognition of number values 1 – 25.
Recognition of alphabet, beginning sounds, and printing.
To develop auditory discrimination with letter sounds.
To develop visual discrimination.
To identify sight words and opposites.
To be able to communicate thoughts and ideas in complete sentences.

To develop listening skills in all facets.
To develop the ability to write in the D’Nealian Handwriting Method.
To be well-rounded in all areas of development for promoting a continued yearning for knowledge within each student.
To develop gross and fine motor skills through the following:
Outside play (a minimum of 30 minutes daily) for gross motor development.
Coloring, painting, manipulatives, and various art projects for fine motor development.
To follow directions and obey class/school rules.
To develop hand/eye coordination.

Kindergarten Class Schedule

8:30 – 9:00 Supervised Free Play

9:00 – 9:15 Morning Opening (Calendar, Weather, Pledge of Allegiance)

9:15 – 10:30 Activities to include Reading Readiness, Math Readiness, with a break for snack*

10:30 – 11:00 Child’s Choice of Free time (Books, play, manipulatives, coloring, puzzles)

11:00 – 11:30 Handwriting Skills

11:30 – 12:00 Lunchtime**

12:00 – 12:30 Outdoor or Indoor Free Play

12:30 – 1:00 Quiet time and story

1:00 – 3:00 Activities to include Social Studies, Science, Music or Art, with a break for snack*

3:00 – 6:00 organized Indoor/Outdoor Activities

* The school provides morning and afternoon snacks. Our snacks are nutritious and low in cholesterol and sugar. Children may also make/cook snacks as part of their lesson of the day.
** Parents supply lunch. Foods can be heated via microwave oven. Lunch is served on paper plates, and plastic spoons and bibs are supplied by the school when needed.

Spring Kindergarten Curriculum

Reading Readiness

Initial consonants
Sight Words
Rhyming
Sentence Meaning
Oral Reading
Weekly Reader Newspaper
Picture Reading
Stories
Whole Language experiences
Library Center
D’Nealian Handwriting

Language Arts

Stories
Listening
Storytelling
Sharing
Role-Playing
Dramatizing
Puppets
Fingerplays
Poetry
Creating experience stories
“Writing” and illustrating a book
Choral Speaking

Math Readiness

Counting to 100
Number recognition to 100
Recognize number values to 25
Ordinal Numbers
Graphs & Tables
Time
Money
Measuring Concepts
Addition/Subtraction

Social Studies

Rules That Protect Us
Our Country
Martin Luther King
Presidents Day
The World Around Us
People In Other Lands
Celebrations

Science

Winter
Living and Nonliving
Dinosaurs
Plants & Animals
Sinking & Floating
Sound, Heat, & Light
Land & Water
Earth & Sky

Weather

Observe
Explore
Experiment
Discover
Question
Compare
Problem Solve

Fall Kindergarten Curriculum

Reading Readiness

Letter Recognition – Capital and Small
Left to Right Progression
Initial consonants
Opposites
Beginning Sight Words
Weekly Reader Newspaper
Picture Reading
Stories
Whole Language experiences
Library Center
D’Nealian Handwriting

Language Arts

Stories
Listening
Storytelling
Sharing
Role Playing
Dramatizing
Puppets
Finger plays
Poetry
Creating experience stories
“Writing” and illustrating a book
Choral Speaking

Math Readiness

Counting
Number recognition
Classifying
Placement words:
over/under
above/below
top/middle/bottom
Patterns
More than/Less than

Social Studies

“I Am Special”
Families
Working Together
Fire Prevention/Safety
Community Helpers
Columbus Day
Halloween
Thanksgiving/Pilgrims
Native Americans
Christmas/Hanukah
Kwanza

Science

Autumn
Five Senses
Growing and Changing
Migration
Hibernation
Life Science
Observe
Explore
Experiment
Discover
Question
Compare
Problem Solve

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