|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:
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.
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.
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.
We have scheduled field trips to G & M Farms Pumpkin Patch in Livermore as well as Round Table Pizza in Downtown Pleasanton.
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.
Sample Kindergarten Readiness Test (administered by teacher)
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
Child’s Name ____________ Date __________ Staff Member ______________