Junior-K Nursery School Program
The Junior-K program is offered Monday-Friday, 5 days a week at 8:45-11:15 AM.
There teacher-child ratio is 1:12. Children must turn 5 by December 31st.
The Junior K is a special program for children who turn 5 in the summer or fall of the school year. While a child may be eligible to attend kindergarten, parents may decide to give their child a gift of a year. During this year, children continue to prepare for kindergarten through academic practice and various thematic units centered on social and emotional development. Children “visit” various countries, explore cultures and traditions, enjoy special classroom visitors, learn about the United States, and eventually take what they learn to create their own world. These thematic units engage children to actively listen to one another, teach how to peacefully resolve conflicts and navigate difficult situations, and develop citizenship within the class community. Children in Junior-K also engage in a series of mindfulness activities, gaining self-confidence and trust in themselves as they prepare for kindergarten.