2018-2019 Preschool Programs
SUMMER SESSION: June 4th – August 21st
FALL SESSION: August 22nd – June 3rd
Kids Connection, Inc. early learning center provides quality full-day and part day programs throughout the year for children with all learning and physical abilities.
Napping: If your student is not a napper they will have a 45-minute quiet time after lunch followed by an afternoon preschool program. Students that are napping will be allowed to do so up to two hours per day.
ROOM A: PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 15 MONTHS – 2 YEARS
The daily program for our young toddlers provides experiences that promote the individual child’s growth and well-being in the development of gross and fine motor skills, sensory learning, language, cognition and positive self-concept. Toddler lesson plans are designed with the individual developmental goals of the children in the classroom. Since our little learners do not have full verbal abilities to tell you about their day, each child has a journal for parents and teachers to write in to include daily care, as well as anecdotal notes that are individualized to their accomplishments. Students in this class are moved during the school year to the next classroom as social/emotional/academic and/or age permits. Max 15-16 per class.
ROOM B: PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 2 YEARS – 3 YEARS
This very busy age group is treated to an educationally-based social environment. Open play, fine motor development, story times, sensory activities, learning centers, creative art projects, literacy by introducing Jolly Phonics, large muscle and music movement as well as a snack fill the busy 2.5-hour program. Toilet reinforcement provided; however proper undergarments are required until toilet training is complete. Our full day option allows for students to enjoy lunch, nap and embark on additional learning centers throughout the afternoon. Max 16-20 children per class.
PRE-K: PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 3 YEARS – 4 YEARS
Our Pre-K students continue to work in an educationally-based social environment, with additional focus on learning letters, colors, numbers, name recognition, fine motor skills, science exploration, creative art projects, circle times, large muscle/music movement, math concepts (patterning/sorting/number recognition), individual class responsibilities, open play and more to be ready for our Begindergarten program. Students work on letters (sounds/formation) with Jolly Phonics. Our full day option allows for students to enjoy lunch, nap and embark on additional learning centers throughout the afternoon. Max 20 children per class.
BEGINDERGARTEN: PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS 4 YEARS – 6 YEARS
We are now offering an extended Begindergarten program to ready your student(s) for Full Day Kindergarten!
In this program students are prepared for kindergarten by extensive writing/fine motor skills, circle times, mathematics, letters (sounds/formation) with Jolly Phonics, numbers, patterning, science exploration, sensory activities, creative art projects, individual class responsibilities, large muscle/music movement, open play and more. As the year progresses students will be introduced to guided reading activities and more extensive introductions to math concepts, such as money. Begindergarten is the “beginning” of your student’s kindergarten experience. Includes a Preschool Graduation Ceremony Max 20 per class.
SCHOOL-AGE SUMMER PROGRAM: FOR STUDENTS 5-8 YEARS
This is an extension of our Begindergarten program which gives children the opportunity to continue their academic learning in a fun, exciting environment. This ongoing extension makes for a seamless transition into Kindergarten after the summer months. This program also includes our older school-age children and gives them the opportunity to continue their journey as life-long learners and mentors to our younger students. This program focuses on STEM curriculum and includes Science experiments, Technology projects, Engineering exploration, and Math activities. This program also affords our older students a seamless transition back into public school classes after the summer months by helping to retain the knowledge they learned throughout the year
FULL DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: FOR STUDENTS 15 months – 6 yearsOur students enjoy breakfast, free choice, 2.5-3.0 hours of structured daily learning in the morning, lunch, nap/rest time, large muscle outdoors or in our gym, afternoon centers and snack. Our early learning center is focused on preparing your child for kindergarten and a lifetime love for learning!
Full Day Preschool hours are 7-6.
Please refer to our Program Descriptions for full details.
INCLUSIVE CENTER: Our programs meet the needs of children with varying learning or physical challenges both part and full day. Students are in our classrooms based on age and/or cognitive development. A meeting with a team leader is mandatory prior to classroom placement. Pricing varies based on hours/days care is needed. We also offer Learning Partners for an additional fee to assist your student in their daily academic, social and physical need. Kids Connection determines the need for a Learning Partner. Call for more part day or full day option details.
THIS AND THAT:
Preschool and school age supplies, snacks, on-site librarian visits are all included in the monthly fee.
If your child is not potty trained, please provide diapers. All other supplies provided unless your child has an allergy to wipes we ask you provide the specific brand of wipes required.
Tots Please provide diapers or pull ups as needed. Wipes are provided by the center. If your child has an allergy to wipes we ask you to provide the specific brand of wipes required.
Clothing All students are to provide a complete change of clothing including socks.
Snacks are provided for all our students; however, if you child requires a special diet we ask for a letter from your physician and that you consult with the office manager to see if our snacks are safe. You may be asked to supply special snacks for your child.
Vision and Hearing Screenings State Mandated Vision/Hearing Screenings for Threes, Fours, Fives classes will be held during each school year. Additional fee will be required for this mandatory screening process. You will be notified of this additional fee prior to screening date.
Labeling ALL items brought into the center is a must (diapers, coats, shoes, water bottles, show ‘n tell, lovies, blankets, etc.).