Five Year Olds
The Kindergarten Readiness Class is specifically designed for two groups of children:
Children with fall birthdays who are age eligible for Kindergarten (turning five by December 1st of the current year) and who need an additional year of preschool to mature.
Older four-year-old children who have completed a three-year-old program and who could benefit from a more academic final year of preschool.
The class consists of a maximum of twelve children with one teacher and one teacher’s aide.
9:00-9:20—arrival and table play
10:45-11:20—art project, table activity, free play, clean up
11:20-11:45—gym or playground
11:45-12:00—review day, story, songs
Fall – Getting to Know You, Colors/Shapes/Numbers, Farm, Seasons/Fall, Community Helpers, Apples, Pumpkins, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Owls, Christmas
Winter – Seasons/Winter, Winter Animals, Hibernation/Migration, Martin Luther King, Penguins, Sea Life, Groundhog Day, Dental Health, Valentine’s Day, Rainforest, Presidents Day, Dinosaurs, St. Patrick’s Day
Spring – Seasons/Spring, Easter, Space, Mother’s Day, Bugs, Plants
Field Trips/Special Activities
Monthly walks to the Williamsville Library for story hour, Field trip to Kelkenberg Farm, Walk to Williamsville Fire Department for safety lesson, Field trip to Williamsville North Planetarium for planet program, Class visits from police officers, dental hygienists, Aquarium of Niagara, Animal Adventures, Walks to Garrison Park playground, Halloween Concert, Christmas Concert, Dad’s Breakfast, 100thDay Celebration, Easter Basket Hunt, Mother’s Day Concert and Tea, End-of-Year Program.
Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen
Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen is a multi-sensory reading and language arts program designed for young children. It consists of a set of 16 page letterbooks (workbooks), each focusing on a single letter of the alphabet. Listening tapes and supplementary materials accompany each letterbook. For more information, download the Beginning to Read, Write, and Listen overview letter.