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Kings Kids

Kindergarten Readiness

Our purpose for Kings Kids is to prepare your child academically and socially for kindergarten as well as nurture them spiritually. Basically, we’re here to learn but have fun while we’re doing it.

The Kings Kids ministry is for pre-kindergarten students only and is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am-12:00noon, August-May. We are on the same schedule as the Snowline Joint Unified School District.

Regular attendance is encouraged for each child in order for them to reap the maximum benefits of this ministry. Students enrolled must have independent bathroom habits.

Because our students are pre-schoolers, we are building that firm foundation of learning the basics. Specifically with regard to letters, we introduce our alphabet with the goal of mastering upper and lower case letter recognition.

We use the language arts program called The Writing Road to Reading, also called the Spalding Method. This is a total language arts approach that integrates all of the language strands. Through direct instruction, children are carefully taught listening, speaking, spelling, writing and reading. This program emphasizes multi-sensory instruction by allowing students to see, hear, say and write sounds and words. The goal of this program is to create lifelong learners by developing skilled readers, critical listeners, accomplished speakers, accurate spellers and confident writers. We begin here at Kings Kids with the extreme basics of this program – the first 26 phonograms and the beginning writing approach. Again, because we are pre-schoolers, we only introduce the first 26 of 70 phonograms that represent 45 common English speech sounds. Please be aware that we are just introducing phonograms, not mastering them.

Along with a monthly newsletter, we provide a copy of the phonograms each month for your information only. If your child shows signs of being ready to review these at home, please feel free to do so. But if your child is not ready, please do not feel overwhelmed that “he/she just isn’t getting it”, they will in time.

With regard to homework, we do give weekly homework. This work is to assist the students in their small motor skills with cutting, coloring, gluing, dot to dot and so on. This is given out on Tuesdays and is due back the following Tuesday.

Every three months you will receive a progress report as a helpful tool for you to gauge your child’s development. An age appropriate academic and motor skill list will be provided for you. Please remember that each child develops at a different rate and that no two children are alike, although all the skills on our progress reports are appropriate for the age level of your child.

All children are to bring their own snacks, either in a lunch box or lunch sack with their names on them. A small snack is requested as snack time is limited to 15-20 minutes.

A donation of $75 per month, per child, is requested at the beginning of each month. A donation envelope is provided each month with your newsletter.

For any questions regarding enrollment, please click here to email Amanda Lutz.

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