Kindergarten Registration Now Underway!

Are you looking for a unique Kindergarten Experience?

Look No Further…

God’s Garden Preschool and Child Development Center offers a child-centered, discovery-based Christian Kindergarten program. This program is not like other kindergarten programs! Our students are given time to engage in free-choice play in Centers with the skillful guidance of the Teacher.  This is rarely found in Kindergarten anymore. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity. Register today to secure your child’s spot!

Aligned with state standards, our kindergarten program prepares children for success in school by focusing on math, science, language and literacy, and social emotional development via our HighScope, Child-Centered, Discovery-based, Christian Curriculum. Children are provided with an opportunity to engage in our core centers (i.e., Kitchen, Blocks, Writing, Dramatic play) through play, daily, which is rarely seen in kindergarten anymore.

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Classroom details:

  • Hours: Monday through Friday 8:45AM to 2:45PM
  • Teacher has a master’s degree with a teaching certificate
  • 1 Teacher to a max of 12 kids
  • Fees: Non-Refundable registration fee
  • Extended care: available from 8:15AM to 8:45AM and 2:45PM to 4:30PM daily
  • Kindergarten qualifies for the School Tax Credit (see acsto.org for more information)
  • Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) can be used to pay for this program

About our Kindergarten

Our program is comprehensive and recognizes that all children are unique individuals who learn differently. Differentiated instruction is used to identify where each child is at developmentally and then works to help each child build individual skills throughout the school year. It is a highly individualized process that recognizes each child’s unique strengths and needs. With the teacher’s guidance, our students gain skills by exploring topics through discovery and investigation, just like in our preschool programs, because learning is most meaningful when children are active participants in their learning.

Our low child-teacher ratio allows our Kindergarten teacher to work one-on-one with students every day!  This means your child will have one-on-one instruction in math, science, reading, and writing daily.

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Sample Daily Schedule

08:45AM — Drop Off/Morning Table Activities
09:00AM — Circle Time
09:15AM — Writing
10:00AM — Outdoor Play
10:30AM — Snack Time
11:00AM — Math/Sciece
11:45AM — Lunch
12:15PM — Reading
12:45PM — Outdoor Play
1:15PM — Work Time (Free Choice Play)
2:00PM — Specials (PE, Art, Technology)
2:30PM — Story Time (End of Day Routine)
2:45PM — Pickup

Social Emotional Competence

At God’s Garden, our teachers provide children with a strong foundation in social emotional competence.  This practice is continued in Kindergarten. Now more important than ever, our students are taught to build and maintain healthy relationships, to communicate needs and with others, to develop emotional intelligence (ability to identify emotions and to use emotions to guide thinking and actions), and to develop the ability to engage in the regulation of emotions, which is known as self-regulation.  Children are taught to recognize, understand, and label emotions through the use of books, signs, conversations, and direct experiences.  The more words children are given to describe emotions the better; this will allow children to pinpoint emotions more accurately, to communicate more effectively, and to identify appropriate regulation strategies.

Our Kindergarten teacher promotes social emotional competence by engaging in conversations with children and by building skills that support social emotional competence including, but not limited to: self-control, sharing, negotiation, intentionality, attention, cooperation, collaboration, communication, social awareness, taking-turns, empathy, coping, helping others, persistence, concentration, confidence, conflict resolution, problem solving, self-esteem, motivation, curiosity, negotiation, resiliency, responsibility, and leadership.

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Need Help Paying for Kindergarten?

God’s Garden Child Development Center offers scholarship opportunities, yearly. Our scholarships help families afford to pay for private Kindergarten for their children. There are several different scholarship programs available, including ACSTO and ESA.

We are here to help you determine which scholarship best meets your family’s needs. Contact the Director for more information at 480-460-0081 or directorgodsgarden@horizonchurch.com.

 

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