Serving the Tri Valley for over 20 years
  Our Pre-Kindergarten Program reflects the belief that children are active learners. They build meaning and understanding through full participation in their environments. This child-centered program combines high expectations for each child with respect for individual development. We have a few class traditions:

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  • Star of the Week

Each child in our class will be chosen to be Star Student for one whole week. They will have an opportunity to take home a friendly stuffed animal, fluffy, and a journal for the weekend. You can write down in the journal the things you and your child did with Fluffy each day, real or imagined. Then, the journal and Fluffy are brought back on Monday to kick off your child's special week. The Star of the Week shares what was written in the journal, as well as a poster board made at home with pictures and lists of their favorite things. The poster is kept at school until Graduation to be on display.

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  • Letter of the Week Sharing

Each week, there will be one letter that the children will be focusing on learning about. Bring in one item from home per week for sharing that begins with the Letter of the Week. Your child will have a specific day of the week that they will be sharing during circle time.

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  • Homework

Homework typically consists of a page of letters or numbers or lines and shapes with your child's name printed on it four times. At first, your child will trace over their name; then, they will trace once and write their name on their own once; finally, they will be able to write their names on their own before starting Kindergarten in the fall.

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  • Field Trips

We have scheduled field trips to G & M Farms Pumpkin Patch in Livermore as well as Round Table Pizza in Downtown Pleasanton.

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  • Graduation Ceremony

All Kinder Ready children will be graduation in early June. The ceremony is open to all friends and family members to come and celebrate the children's skills and knowledge they have gained while at our school. The ceremony is about 45 to 60 minutes and is followed by a pot luck.

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Sample Kindergarten Readiness Test (administered by teacher)

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

Child’s Name  ____________   Date  __________          Staff Member  ______________

    • Knows first and last name            Yes _____           No  _____
    • Writes first name                             Yes _____           No  _____
    • Uses correct pencil grip                 Yes _____           No  _____
    • Identifies colors                                                Red  _____  Blue  _____  Yellow  _____  Orange  _____                             Purple  _____  Brown  _____  Black  _____  White  _____  Pink  _____
    • Cuts with scissors:Easily  _____  With some difficulty  _____  With difficulty  _____
    • Identifies shapes                             Circle  _____  Square  _____  Triangle  _____  Rectangle  _____  Oval  _____  Diamond  _____
    • Counts by memory to  _____  (by ones)
    • Identifies numerals 0-10 in random order  _____
    • Using manipulations is able to make a set of 5     Yes  _____  No  _____
    • Is able to counts each object once (one to one correspondence to 10)   Yes  _____  No  _____
    • Can identify upper case letters  _____ out of 26
    • Can identify lower case letters  _____ out of 26
    • Can identify letter sounds  _____ out of 26
    • Can sit still for story time                                     Yes  _____  No  _____
    • Knows home phone number                                   Yes _____           No  _____
    • Knows home address                                           Yes _____           No  _____
    • Knows immediate family members by first name         Yes _____           No  _____
 
 

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