Kindergarten Overview

Skribbles is pleased to offer your children one of the most well researched Kindergarten curriculums available. Land of the Letter People is a great program that will introduce your child to important literacy skills such as speech, letters, phonemic awareness, pre-reading, writing and listening. In addition, the Letter People will help your child with social, math, science and art skills. The Letter People encourages children to use their imagination, creativity and have fun. The research offers the children an age-appropriate approach to learning and the Letter People will quickly become a great friend to your child. Your child will continue with Skribbles Philosophy of Playing to Learn and will have more fun than ever in the process. The Letter People program also include families into the program as we will send home-link pages filled with activities for you to meet each member of The Letter People.

  • Small group learning to promote social skills
  • Individualized learning techniques for each child
  • Foster a love for books, reading, and writing

The Details

Registration to our Kindergarten Program requires a September through June Commitment and is required to be fully paid for.

Children must be 5 years of age by December 31. Please check the guidelines in your local school district for more information.

Our Private Kindergarten Classroom is designed for 10 children

Registration & Supplies Fee: $ 50.00 (non-refundable), due with registration packet.

School Day Runs Monday through Friday, September through June.

School Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Drop Off Time is between 8:30am – 9:00am. Pick Up Time is 3:00pm/Sharp

Limited Before and After School care is available on a first-come basis

After School Program includes Games, Activities and Homework Help

December, February and April Vacations will be run Camp-Like

Age Group
5 Years and up
Class Size
10 Children
Pricing (Full Time Rate)
$ 332 Per Week

Curriculum

EARLY MATH As educators and family members, we try to incorporate early math into our children’s activities and relate math to their everyday experiences in many ways. And, we try to make it fun! We use a variety of manipulatives for hands-on experience in counting, sorting, comparing, and patterning; sing counting songs; count by ones, twos, fives, and tens; encourage one-to-one correspondence when passing out snacks; divide things into equal parts; count how many items we have left or how many items in all; measure with nonstandard and standard units; explore 2-D and 3-D shapes and symmetry; use positional words to describe location; learn about the likelihood or probability of events; tell time through the sequence of events, time of day, time of year, and time shown on a clock; try different kinds of graphs; and, we use mathematical language as the children discover that math is all around us. At Abrams, our early math materials are based on testing in real classrooms and in-depth research. The standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics guide our decisions as we strive to offer teachers and parents only those educational materials that are age-appropriate and valuable to a child’s understanding in the early- childhood setting and the elementary school setting.

EARLY SCIENCE Are young children curious? You bet! Early science is the natural answer to their curiosity. As children learn about the world and how things work, we can guide them to employ the four basic steps in scientific discovery: exploration, investigation, collection of data, and communication of results. When we foster the development of science at an early age, we are leading children on a lifelong journey of inquiry. When we show them how to perform simple scientific experiments, we are giving them the tools to make sense of their world as we open their minds to endless possibilities and learning opportunities. At Abrams, our early science materials are based on testing in real classrooms and in-depth research. The standards of the National Science Teachers Association, and state early-childhood education standards, guide our decisions as we strive to offer teachers and parents only those educational materials that are age-appropriate and valuable to a child’s understanding in the early-childhood setting and the elementary school setting.

EARLY LITERACY How do teachers and family members introduce children to the world of early literacy? Enthusiasm! When we share our love of reading with children, it’s contagious! We want them to see that there are many reasons to read: enjoyment, learning something new, following a recipe, finding out how to complete a project, sharing knowledge with others, and so on. Often, a parent or caregiver is the first to lead a child to a life of literacy by reading stories aloud. The child hears new vocabulary, learns how to say different words, begins to make the connection between print and spoken words, watches how to hold a book right-side up and carefully turn pages from beginning to end. Most importantly, children who are read to at an early age understand that reading is special. They want to do it, too! Abrams and Company shares this joy of language and literacy. In-depth classroom testing across the country and scientific, medical-model research studies have led to effective educational materials that are fun as well as stimulating. We are proud to offer Early Literacy products (pre-K and K) and Early Literacy Supplements (pre-K, K, 1, 2) that meet the individual needs of children. Our materials and programs promote successful, confident readers and writers while integrating subject areas across the curriculum.

FLUENCY DEVELOPMENT Once children begin to read, what’s next? Fluency and comprehension. How is that achieved? Practice! Providing children with books that interest them, while moving them consistently along on their journey to becoming confident readers, is one of the most effective ways to encourage children to make reading a daily, enjoyable event. And, the more they read, the more their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency increase. With an ever-growing sight vocabulary and ability to decode, children in grades K to 4 become free to focus on reading rate, accuracy, and expression. For effective interactive fluency practice, Abrams Readers Theatre™ offers scripts that children read, not memorize! To build fluency with rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, Abrams/CTP Readers, Reading for Fluency includes interactive stories and Readers Theatre scripts that will motivate children to read the text again and again.

LEVELED READERS Perhaps the most critical aspect of learning to read is confidence, so leveled reading plays a big role. Books that are too hard for a child do not challenge; they only frustrate. It’s important to begin with leveled readers with which the child feels comfortable and move progressively up the reading levels from that starting point. Each child is different. Each child will begin at a different level, and, through the experience of guided reading, move to the next level(s) at a different pace. The focus should remain on the “I can do it!” attitude of the individual child. Abrams and Company offers a wide range of leveled books, fiction and nonfiction, for kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5. Levels A to P were derived from criteria recommended by Fountas and Pinnell.

Abrams & Company making a difference in early education for 17 years.

 

Kindergarten Student Information

On Time Arrival. Please follow the school schedule.

Backpack. Children should have a backpack containing all of their belongings. Children should not carry toys and items into the school.

Sleeping bag. All children should have a roll-up sleeping bag for a 45-minute rest time.

Complete up-to-date medical forms are due with registration packet.

All children must wear comfortable sneakers during the school day.

Lunch. Please have a prepared lunch in a lunchbox daily, or order lunches from our hot lunch program.

 

Optional Enrichment Programs

Skribbles has optional programs available to your child on site. Please see your child’s teacher or the Director for more information and registration forms. Fees apply.

o Tumblebus Program available to children age 2 and up

o Kik Start Sports Program for children age 2 and up

o Music with Mr. Vic bi-weekly for all students

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