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KINDERGARTEN

New Program for the 2019-2020 school year!

Low 2:12 ratio

Limited spaces available. Now Enrolling

Tuition and Schedule Information


Socialization

The Kindergarten classroom encourages the development of self-directed behavior through a variety of classroom formats; including large and small group activities, projects and one-to-one learning opportunities. Monarch’s philosophy emphasizes the importance of social-emotional growth, a well-balanced academic curriculum, concept practice through play, hands-on activities, projects, and a supportive classroom community. In Kindergarten, your child will:

  • Contribute their ideas and preferences when participating in group activities.

  • Develop their language and listening skills and participate in group activities and discussions.

  • Participate in hands-on activities and projects, field trips and special events.

Social & Natural Sciences Curriculum

New social and natural science units are introduced every six weeks in the kindergarten classroom. Monarch’s unit structure integrates science and social studies into daily activity blocks; allowing for the expansion of concept practice in other academic areas.

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There are many reasons as to why I chose Monarch Academy as our preschool. We love the child centered and nurturing atmosphere. As a former kindergarten teacher myself, I taught many children from Monarch. Not only did the children come in academically ready for kindergarten, but they were kind, creative and out of the box thinkers. This spoke volumes and is our main reason for choosing Monarch Academy.
— Jenny W.

Language Arts & Math Curriculum

Monarch Academy designs curriculum by selecting developmentally appropriate and research based programs that support the school philosophy. The kindergarten curriculum for language arts and math is taught using a workshop model which includes daily mini-lessons with individual, group and teacher-led activities. Monarch’s curriculum supports project-based, hands-on learning and meets the national academic standards.

Monarch students learn to apply basic math skills to real life applications when mathematical concepts are introduced in a conceptual way—first concrete, moving to pictorial and then to abstract. Developing a love and understanding for math concepts begins with a strong foundation in kindergarten. Monarch’s small class size ensures that group lessons will be followed by facilitated small group work focusing on individual need.

 

The workshop model for language arts builds choice and joy in literacy and ensures that, as children learn to read, they develop a love for reading and view themselves as readers and writers. Following each daily lesson, teachers work with small groups; working on literacy through phonics, penmanship, sight words, reading and writing practice.

Academic & Enrichment Schedule

Daily Academics:

  • Number Sense & Natural Science Block: Music & Movement Games, Math Primers, Number Sense Learning Centers, Natural Science Group Activity

  • Language Arts & Social Science Block: Dramatic Play, Language Arts Primers, Language Arts Learning Centers, Social Science Group Activity

  • Morning Meeting

  • Recess & Nutrition Breaks

  • Guided Study

  • Project & Practice Centers

  • Story Theater & Writer’s Workshop

Weekly Academics:

  • Share Circle

  • Assessment Centers

  • Project Time (Sciences)

  • Project Time (Creative Arts)

  • Enrichments

Monthly Academics:

  • Field Trips


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