Kindergarten 2019-2020 Program

Open enrollment for our private full-day kindergarten program is during the month of April. This program is limited to 15 spots.

It is encouraged to secure your child’s spot during open enrollment by registering with us and signing a tuition agreement with the director.

This is the second year for our private kindergarten program. Mrs. Warren, who holds a B.A. in elementary education, has been an outstanding part of our team and we are excited to watch her and her student’s accomplishments in the second year of this program.

She will be holding 3 Q&A sessions during the second week of April. Mrs. Warren will cover curriculum, routine, assessments, and answer any questions.

  • April 8: Kindergarten Q&A at 5 pm, held at Northside facility (210 E Carol St. Nampa) in the prekindergarten room.
  • April 9: Kindergarten Q&A at 5 pm, held at Franklin facility (16281 N Franklin Blvd. Nampa) in the kindergarten room.
  • April 12: Kindergarten Q&A at 5 pm, held at Caldwell facility (4511 E Ustick Rd. Caldwell) in the prekindergarten room.

 

*If you do not have an existing door code to the facility, please ring the doorbell and ask an employee where the Q&A is being held at that facility.


A little more about the program:

Kangaroo Clubhouse’s private kindergarten program is a full-day, 5 day/week program from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm, with school from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm. With a full-day program and limited class size of 15 students, your child will be well-prepared to enter elementary school.

ABOUT THE TEACHER

Mrs. Warren graduated from Corban University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and taught prekindergarten in Washington for five years before moving to Idaho. While teaching prekindergarten, her classroom became NAEYC and QRIS certified. Kangaroo Clubhouse is currently working towards NAEYC certification. Mrs. Warren has been with us since we introduced our private kindergarten program in 2018.

​​ABOUT THE CURRICULUM

The Creative Curriculum® for Kindergarten is a research-based, whole-child-focused approach to project-based learning in the kindergarten classroom. Through in-depth investigations of science and social studies topics that integrate literacy and mathematics concepts, kindergarten teachers can… (click “read more” to continue reading)

encourage children to think critically, solve problem, and connect ideas. Learn more about our curriculum at
https://teachingstrategies.com/solutions/teach/kindergarten/

There are 38 research-based objectives at the heart of the curriculum and they define the path teachers will take with the children in the classroom. They inform every aspect of teaching, include predictors of school success, and are aligned with state early learning guidelines and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.
The objectives cover 10 areas of development and learning.

  1. Social-Emotional
    1.   Regulates own emotions and behaviors
    2.   Establishes and sustains positive relationships
    3.   Participates cooperatively and constructively in group situations
  2. Physical
    1.   Demonstrates traveling skills
    2.   Demonstrates balancing skills
    3.   Demonstrates gross-motor manipulative skills
    4.  Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination
  3. Language
    1.   Listens to and understands increasingly complex language
    2.   Uses language to express thoughts and needs
    3.   Uses appropriate conversational and other communication skills
  4. Cognitive
    1.   Demonstrates positive approaches to learning
    2.   Remembers and connects experiences
    3.   Uses classification skills
    4.   Uses symbols and images to represent something not present
  5. Literacy
    1.   Demonstrates phonological awareness, phonics skills, and word recognition
    2.   Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet
    3.   Demonstrates knowledge of print and its uses
    4.   Comprehends and responds to books and other texts
    5.   Demonstrates writing skills
  6. Mathematics
    1.   Uses number concepts and operations
    2.   Explores and describes spatial relationships and shapes
    3.   Compares and measures
    4.   Demonstrates knowledge of patterns
  7. Science and technology
    1.   Uses scientific inquiry skills
    2.  Demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of living things
    3.   Demonstrates knowledge of the physical properties of objects and materials
    4.   Demonstrates knowledge of Earth’s environment
    5.   Uses tools and other technology to perform tasks
  8. Social Studies
    1.   Demonstrates knowledge about self
    2.   Shows basic understanding of people and how they live
    3.   Explores change related to familiar people or places
    4.   Demonstrates simple geographic knowledge
  9. The Arts
    1.   Explores the bisual arts
    2.   Explores musical concepts and expression
    3.   Explores dance and movement concepts
    4.   Explores drama through actions and language
  10. English language acquisition
    1.   Demonstrates progress in listening to and understanding English
    2.   Demonstrates progress in speaking English
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Infants

0 - 12 months

Toddlers

13 - 36 Months

Preschool

3 Years

Pre-K

3 - 5 Years​

Before & After School

5 - 12 years