Quality Kindergarten Prepares Your Child to Succeed in Elementary School
Many consider kindergarten the new first grade because primary schools have come to expect more and more from young students academically. At Winwood Children’s Center, we go the distance to sufficiently equip your child for rigorous educational standards, while easing the transition into formal education. While our kindergarten program polishes your child’s academic skills, we also prioritize playfulness and social development with safe learning settings, experienced instructors, and compact classrooms. Winwood’s private kindergarten program supports your kindergartener’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development in a holistic manner for whole child development.
Kindergarten Lays the Foundation for Academic Success
Research has shown that an effective kindergarten education can positively influence your child well into adulthood. Programs with engaged instructors and small classrooms are linked to higher test scores and a greater likelihood of attending college. Furthermore, a comprehensive kindergarten program may also benefit other aspects in your child’s adult life; research shows that those who receive quality kindergarten education have a better chance at earning a higher salary, getting married, and owning a home. Our kindergarten school fosters your little learner’s cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills to properly prepare them for their educational path.
- Cognitive: The ability to think logically is key to academic success. Our kindergarten program nurtures your child’s cognitive growth through exercises like asking questions, speaking intentionally, and counting by fingers. Responsive interaction, stimulating environments, and engaging activities are paramount to building a strong intellectual foundation.
- Socio-Emotional: Studies have revealed that a strong indicator for success in school, work, and social life is a person’s ability to regulate their emotions and behavior. Our knowledgeable instructors establish receptive relationships, model appropriate behaviors, and emphasize empathy- and cooperation-focused exercises.
- Physical: Children at this age are growing quickly and need a lot of room to explore physical abilities like skipping, climbing, and dancing. We provide a safe and fun environment for your “big kid” to thrive.
Our Kindergarten Curriculum Goes Above and Beyond State Standards
Promoting Literacy: Studies have shown that about 80% of primary school teachers now expect students to learn how to read during their kindergarten year. In order to meet these new challenges, our kindergarten literacy program encourages your little one to develop a love of language and literature through regular reading, writing, and listening exercises.
Mastering Math: At this age, children begin to count, categorize, and compare. These cognitive skills are fundamental for understanding the math taught in primary school. Independent and group numerical activities strengthen your child’s elementary math abilities ahead of first grade.
Imagining Other Worlds: Winwood’s kindergarten program incites your child’s imagination through involved dramatic plays. Not only is this an opportunity for your youngster to assume different roles, but also to boost their abstract thinking, literacy, art, and social skills.
Speaking Spanish: In this globalized world, multilingual proficiency is becoming more and more important. Young students have a great capacity to learn native-like pronunciation and intonation in another language, for example, Spanish. Our education program offers a multitude of Spanish learning activities that will give your child an edge in increasingly competitive academics.
Exploring Science & Nature: Now that your youngster has the physical capabilities to thoroughly discover the outdoors, he or she likely wants to know more about how the world around them functions. Our committed team guides kids as they observe, identify, investigate, and test their environment.
Developing Computer Skills: Needless to say, your kindergartener is probably already a digital native. To ensure that your child obtains essential computer skills while playfully exploring the digital realm, we offer plenty of fun computer lessons and activities.
Dancing to the Music: Dancing and other exciting physical exercises improve coordination, creativity, and motor and muscle skills. Plus, dancing poses an ideal opportunity for children to socialize with each other.
We Collaborate with Parents for an Effortless Transition into First Grade
Though the transition from early childhood care to primary school can be a challenging one for both parents and child, studies have demonstrated that family involvement in education during this particular period can significantly improve a child’s academic progress. Winwood Children’s Center involves parents in a child’s kindergarten program through frequent meetings and strong communication. Our skilled teachers and dedicated staff work with you to gain optimal educational results for your child. Winwood’s comprehensive and diverse kindergarten program equips your child with the skillset needed to prosper in primary school and beyond!
*Programs and activities may vary by school and may be subject to change without notice. Please contact your local school for additional information on school-specific programs and activities.