Small Student/Teacher Ratio - 14:1
Maximum Classroom Size - Only 23 students or less!
Mrs. Boggess has been employed with Children's Discovery Academy since 1998. She offers one-on-one attention, in a safe and supportive classroom, to each Kindergarten student.
Enrichment programs - Spanish lessons (included in tuition), music lessons, computer lessons dance, gymnastics, swimming and soccer lessons.
Monthly field trips - relate to classroom lessons, bringing a firsthand experience to each child. Bus services are arranged through a qualified company. Parents are responsible for signing a field trip permission slip which explains destination, reason for field trip, cost and time for each field trip taken.
Tuition includes all classroom materials, breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, Spanish lessons, before and after school care and care on non-school days.
Kindergarten supply list - 2011-2012 Kindergarten supply list.
Kindergarten cost comparison - Children's Discovery Academy vs. Public School.
- Use of correct sentence structure (spaces, capitals and end marks.)
- Listening for phonemes or individual sounds.
- Learning sounds/phonics.
- Learning the reading process.
- Recognizing all letters of the alphabet.
- Knowing what sounds each letter makes.
- Using skills to pull apart words and identify the phonemes or individual sounds to recognize words.
- Guiding reading groups by student ability.
- Small motor development (cutting, tearing, play dough etc.)
- Creativity - students have the ability to pull away from the group and make their own masterpieces.
- Using different mediums (crayons, markers, paints, crafts etc.)
- Learning to follow directions in a while group atmosphere.
- Encouraged to use resources to solve a problem.
- Instrument use and sound awareness.
Use of music to learn (spelling, color, word songs etc.)
Learning the rhythm, beat/pulse of music.
Gross motor development (running, jumping, hopping, skipping, dancing etc.)
Playing games which teach about following the rules and sportsmanship.
- Hands on learning.
- Number recognition.
- Writing numbers.
- Telling time.
- Graphing and charting.
- Counting by 1's. 2's, 5's & 10's.
- Number values.
- Math groups by student ability.
- Themed based.
- Closely related to social studies.
- Scientific method.
- Theme based (community helpers, presidents, holidays around the world etc.)
- Taught at an age appropriate level.
In Kindergarten, friendships continue to blossom. They can play with more than one person at a time. They are starting to understand wht is fair and unfair. They begin to make decisions on how their behavior will affect themselves and others around them. Kindergartners are more willing to help others in times of need. They do a much better job of listening to others when they speak and react accordingly.
During the Kindergarten year, the children become much more confident. They start recognizing all their academic advancements. They are much more responsible for their own belongings. Being responsible for their own supplies, pencil box, backpack, and cubby are a few examples. They are also responsible to clean up their own art projects and to ensure supplies are back where they need to be. They are responsible to make sure homework gets back to school when expected.