2012-13 Rates (Effective August 15, 2012)
Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Experts agree that in order to build the social, emotional, language, cognitive, fine motor and gross motor skills necessary for kindergarten readiness, children need opportunities to use all of their senses to explore and question the world around them. Our brand new, expanded pre-k facility has been established to meet the specific needs of four and five year old children, with large, well-equipped classrooms and loads of outdoor space to exercise growing bodies and engage in hands-on nature and science exploration. Parents stay involved in their children's learning through semi-annual parent-teacher conferences, and children's work is organized into an end-of-year portfolio.
Our approach to learning consists of engaging the children in exciting explorations of themes and concepts to encourage learning across multiple disciplines. Children offer input, raise questions, and work together to solve problems. We immerse the children in a literacy rich environment, using books to reinforce the curriculum and offering numerous opportunities for written and verbal self-expression. Math skill development is a natural outgrowth of our daily activities with counting, measuring, sorting, calendaring, and a variety of games that are integrated throughout the children's classroom encounters.
Some of the unique offerings in our curriculum include:
At Shalom Children's Center, we build a foundation for long-term success in school by providing opportunities for children to explore new ideas through concrete experience. We encourage children to take risks, to find peaceful ways to mediate conflicts, and to approach learning with hearty enthusiasm. Children gain self-confidence in the classroom by learning to make decisions for themselves, understanding how to negotiate relationships, and communicating about their own ideas.
For more information about JCC early childhood programs, contact Kate Donaldson at ext. 109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in learning more about our Early Childhood programs? You are welcome to schedule a tour! We offer tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 9:00 am and 12:00 p.m. Please contact Kate Donaldson at email@example.com or call (828) 253-0701.