Students preparing to make the leap from nursery to kindergarten need a lot of hands-on experiences with teachers who give them support, encouragement and love. Lessons are relaxed and interactive, but focused in specific subject areas as determined by the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence: Oral Language, Mathematics, Movement & Coordination, Social & Emotional Development, Science, History & Geography, Music and Visual Arts.
3-4 years old
Our pre-Kindergarten cares for children from 3 to 4 years old. The teachers create weekly activities, which are centered around a monthly theme. Our play-based curriculum emphasizes pre-writing skills, early math skills, and letter recognition. All students use textbooks to begin honing their fine motor skills through the use of cutting, coloring, tracing and even some writing. We focus on introducing these basic skills through a play-based environment, where children are encouraged to explore and learn in a manner that will benefit them the most.
4-5 years old
Our junior kindergarten is designed for children ages 4-5. The curriculum comes from the Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence and is designed to fully prepare each student for the challenges of Senior Kindergarten, which is when they will learn how to read and write in English. Courses in Junior Kindergarten are divided into daily Language lessons, daily Mathematics lessons and twice-weekly lessons in the areas of Movement & Coordination or Physical Education, Social & Emotional Development, History & Geography, Science, Visual Arts and Music. These formal lessons are folded into daily activities such as circle time, computer lab time, library time, recess, and even free play.
5-6 years old
Our senior kindergarten cares for children from 5 to 6 years old. ASW provides a multi-sensory approach including hands-on activities appropriate for young learners. Emphasis is given to the social/emotional skills as well as reading and writing. Students continue developing concepts of number expansion with the goal of learning problem-solving and mastery of basic addition and subtraction facts. Students receive regular instruction from specialists in English, Polish, art, music, physical education, technology, media (library) and guidance.