Kindergarten at Jordan Alexander’s is unique because we provide a personal touch not found in the public school sector. Our kindergarten program caps enrollment at 12 children, which allows our teachers to adjust their teaching styles to a child’s strengths. Also, fewer children in our classrooms, means each child receives more individualized instruction, in addition to participating in large-group activities.
Our larger group activities are designed to build social-emotional, large group-readiness skills that are necessary for entry into public school classrooms where learning in large numbers is a essential.
Jordan Alexander’s graduates enter first grade with a deeper and wider breadth of core academic concepts and social-emotional readiness skills than many kids who have not had the benefit of private kindergarten.
We also encourage parent involvement and parents are always welcome to bring their time, treasures, and talents into the classroom to assist with whole-child, real-world education. In the past, we’ve brought in programs relating to Junior Achievement, Colorado Water Wise, and The Children’s Hospital. Because of the small classroom size and parental involvement, our kindergartens and their parents become a core group, offering support within the classroom and to each other each year.
Activities in Kindergarten focus on:
Motor Dexterity Development
- Integrating more complex gross motor activities into the curriculum to stimulate physical drive
- Incorporating fine motor skills throughout the day emphasizing effort, as well as accuracy using simple tools to complete educational activities
Development of Creativity
- Allowing time for children to become engrossed in minute activity-related details, providing opportunities for complete and thorough exploration
- Encouraging children to talk about thought processes as ideas are expressed verbally and non-verbally
- Providing opportunities for children to make individual and group decisions, as part of a democratic process
- Instilling a sense of individual responsibility
- Meeting cognitive curiosities that stem from “how?” and “why?” questions to provoke deeper and more meaningful of learning
- Allowing children to share knowledge and skills with the class as a way to introduce other points of view and perspectives working towards
peer tolerance and acceptance as different ideas are presented
- Increasing opportunities for children to develop a plan of action and follow it through, honing attention span and self-guidance skills
- Providing more opportunities for hands-on learning