Children are introduced to the phonetic sounds of the
alphabet. Due to sounds heard in everyday speech,
phonetic sounds are taught before the names of the
alphabet. This process has proven to be an important
element in learning how to read. Phonics is taught
through individual and group lessons using both letters
The first pre-writing activities are used to develop and
strengthen small muscle coordination. Through the use
of eyedropper work, puzzles, tongs and tweezers work,
the wrist and hand muscles begin to refine and children
gain the pincer pencil grasp. When the hand muscles are
strong enough to hold a pencil correctly and the child
is ready, the teacher will present letter printing.
They will begin to learn to write their names, letters
and numbers. We teach children to write the lower case
letters first, as these are the ones they see most often
when reading. When printing, we emphasize to start at
the top of the line and then go to the bottom.
Children are introduced to the concept and the symbols
of quantities. Children experience math in its concrete
form when working with various pieces of materials.
These exercises provide a deep understanding of the
function of numbers and the concrete concepts that will
help solve abstract problems in the future. As the year
progresses, children are given a strong foundation in
sequencing from 1 to 20, geometric shapes, simple
addition/subtraction, measurements and telling time.
Snacks & Lunch:
Snacks and Lunch are provided by Kiddie Academy.
Students may also bring their own lunch or snack. We
believe in providing nutritious snacks, this way the
child is taught early in life about good eating habits.
Lunchtime is a good time for students to relax and visit
each other. Good manners and cleaning up after eating
Naptime is after lunch. It is from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00
p.m. This provides time for the children to rest and
prepare for the fun and games in the afternoon.