Kindergarten Enrichment Program
Kid’s Town offers a Kindergarten Enrichment program which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program is intended for children who turn 5 after September 1st, and therefore do not start Kindergarten until the following year. This program provides a “jump start” on the developmental, cognitive and social skills needed before entering elementary school. Parents have the option of enrolling their children in this program on a five-day, three-day or two-day schedule. This program is also offered for full days however spaces are limited.
5 year olds at Kid’s Town learn by means of establishing foundational skills through reading, math, science, social studies, and the arts. Houghton Mifflin Kindergarten is the curriculum used to establish these skills and aligns with the curriculum used in Montgomery County Public Schools. In this class these skills are enhanced and reviewed through the use of practice workbooks and weekly homework. Emphasis is also placed on learning through play and fine tuning social and emotional development skills supported by outdoor play, group activities, center rotations, and group instruction.
Parents can measure progress through the use of the homework sent home and the examination of workbooks within the classroom. While teachers are available year round for parent-teacher conferences, two are set up throughout the year so that teachers may inform parents of progress and what their child should work on for the remainder of the year.