Overview of Programs & Services
We are very excited about our plans for the coming school year. Our theme will be "Creation-Station: Preschool + Fine Arts Learning & Creating through Music, Art, & Literature." We will be learning about famous artists, artworks, authors, illustrators, composers/musicians, musical pieces, and the wide variety of styles associated with each of these elements. It's amazing how many math and science concepts fit into these topics as well; the kids are sure to be exposed to a wide array of concepts & skills next year...but most importantly, it will be fun and engaging!
At Kids Under Construction, our curriculum and activities are created with kindergarten readiness in mind. Using the Core Knowledge® Preschool Curriculum, we design and implement activities which help foster the development of the variety of skills needed for kindergarten success. Please see below for specifics on our curriculum and for class descriptions.
What We Teach & How We Teach It
Kindergarten Readiness & Pre-School Instruction
Sample Daily Schedule
***NEW OFFERINGS for 2013-14: See below for class descriptions***
NEW Class – Building Blocks Parent-Child Class: This is our new “Building Blocks” program for parents and their infants and toddlers under 33 months. It’s a combination parent group and playgroup that focuses on growth and enrichment for young children & parents alike. Kids don’t come with an instruction book, so join us as we journey through the adventures of parenting together! This class will meet once per week for two hours. The first and last half-hour of class is made up of parent-child activities to do together. During the remaining hour of class, parents will be involved in a book study and parent discussions with the teacher/ parent facilitator, while the children are engaged in fun learning activities with another teacher in a separate area of the room.
NEW Class – ArtSmart! This is an all-art inspired adventure class in which children will take an in depth look at famous artists and be inspired to create their own masterpieces and more. This class will meet once per week for the year and can be added to our other regular class options (for example, you can register for our 3 day classes and add this art class to your schedule). This is a perfect option for your mini-Monet or petite-Picasso!
Kinder-Jump is our Jr. Kindergarten program for children between 4 and 5 years of age and is structured more like a kindergarten classroom. Enrolled children should have prior experience in a preschool setting and have some basic knowledge of letters, sounds & numbers. Children will build on prior knowledge and gain new skills in the areas of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies through a mix of developmentally appropriate activities, learning centers, and structured lessons.
Kinder-Jump classes are scheduled to meet for 3½ hours on M/W/F mornings (8:30-12 noon) and M/W/F afternoons (12:45-4:15 PM). 4-day and 5-day classes are also available.
Our Pre-Kindergarten Program is structured as an introduction to a school setting for 4 & 5 year olds. Children enrolled in these classes will experience a mix of basic skills-based lessons and free exploration. These classes are designed to fit the age and developmental level of the children in each class and are intended to prepare children for kindergarten through a variety of social interactions, as well as writing, early math, and pre-reading activities. Children enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten classes must be 4 years old by September of the starting school year.
Pre-Kindergarten Classes are scheduled to meet on T/Th mornings & M/W afternoons (mixed-age class) and on M/W/F afternoons. 3½ hour morning sessions are from 8:30 to 12 noon. The afternoon sessions are from 12:45 to 4:15 PM. The T/Th class has a special intergenerational feature; children spend time once per month with senior citizens in our community.
Our Preschool Program is very similar to our Pre-Kindergarten Program, but tailored to better fit the developmental needs of 3 & 4 year olds. Children enrolled in these classes will also experience a mix of basic skills-based lessons and free exploration and are designed to fit the age and developmental level of the children in each class. These classes are also intended to prepare children for kindergarten by exposing them to a variety of social interactions, as well as writing, early math, and pre-reading activities. Children enrolled in our Preschool classes must be at least 33 months old and toilet trained by September of the starting school year.
Preschool Classes are scheduled to meet on T/Th mornings; M/W/F mornings; M/W afternoons (mixed-age class); & M/W/F afternoons (mixed-age class). 3½ hour morning sessions are from 8:30 to 12 noon and afternoon sessions are from 12:45 to 4:15 PM.
Early Preschool Program
This program is designed for children between the ages of 31 months and 3½ years who will have multiple years in a preschool setting. This program is structured to introduce children to their first school experience through social play and learning activities. Children enrolling in this program must be toilet trained by the start of the school year.
Early Preschool Program class schedule is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 12 noon.
We have a variety of Summer Adventures Camps planned for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Summer Camps focus on science and nature themes! Classes will meet two mornings per week from 9AM to 12PM. Summer camps begin June and run through July.
Special Education Services
The staff at Kids Under Construction collaborates with local school districts & other programs to identify and provide services to children with special education needs in areas such as speech and other mild developmental delays.
About Kids Under Construction Educational Preschool, Inc .
- Our program is a licensed preschool program.
- We have smaller group sizes with a maximum number of 10 children per classroom.
- We offer four different programs each week: Kinder-Jump & Pre-Kindergarten Classes (for 4 & 5 year olds); Preschool Classes (for 3 & 4 year olds); and Early Preschool Classes (for 2½ -3½ year olds).
- Additional offerings include Summer Camp and our NEW Parent-Child class for parents and their infants / toddlers under 33 months and our NEW ArtSmart Art Adventure Class.
- Our programs are offered during 3½ hour sessions in the morning from 8:30-12 noon. Afternoon sessions are from 12:45-4:15 PM.