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Kindergarten doesn’t have to be cookie-cutter. At West Hills Learning Center your child will discover their own path of learning while receiving excellent preparation for the next step into elementary school.
The Azalea room program is an ideal environment for your older Pre-K or Kindergarten age child. With a goal of building strong social and intellectual readiness and elementary school preparedness, this program features a rich and diverse exposure to language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, arts and crafts, and physical education. Purposeful hands-on activities and learning to keep a journal of their activities are integral parts of the daily Azalea room routine. There is no nap time in the Azalea room.
Specific lessons, concepts and developmental goals include:
INDEPENDENCE: The Azalea room curriculum is designed to fine tune your child’s work patterns and facilitate extended periods of concentration. Additional goals, include learning to problem solve with others, follow a sequence of steps or multiple directions, make appropriate choices, and complete tasks within a reasonable time. Children will also know and be able to recount their own full name, age, parents’ names, address, phone number and birthday.
MATH: Basic monetary concepts will be built upon in greater details and with increased comprehension, in addition to number recognition and counting from 1 to 100. Sorting, sequencing and forming patterns will be emphasized, as well as simple addition and subtraction.
LANGUAGE: Further work and repetition with letter recognition and phonetic sounds of each letter increase student understanding and confidence. Pairing letters with their sounds and blending three and four letter phonetic sounds into words form the basis for strong, beginning reading.
SPANISH PROGRAM: The Azalea class curriculum includes an afternoon Spanish Immersion program, with one teacher speaking English and one teacher speaking Spanish.
WRITING: Children will learn to write all letters of the alphabet, lower and upper case, as well as numbers 0 to 20.
NOTE: The Azalea Room curriculum meets the public School Bench Marks for both Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten level students.
Typical Daily schedule:
7:15am-9:15 am Free Choice/Open Snack
9:15-9:30 am Morning Gathering
9:30-10:15 am Language Arts, Group Projects and Open Learning Centers
10:15-11:00 am Outside Play
11:00-11:30 am Free Choice
11:30-12:00 pm Group Time (stories/sharing)
12:00-12:30 pm Lunch
12:30-1:30 pm Focus Activity/Free Choice
1:00-1:30 pm Nap/Quiet Time
1:30-2:00 pm Outside Play
2:00-3:00 pm Afternoon Spanish “immersion” Program/Spanish Stories
3:00-3:15 pm Afternoon Snack
3:15-4:00 pm Outside Play
4:00-5:30 pm Free Choice/Spanish Group Time
5:30-6:00 pm Free Choice
Note: Enrichment program schedules vary from class to class.