Kindergarten Program

*WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2012*


WELCOME TO THE GA EARLY LEARNING CENTER KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM


The ELC Kindergarten Classroom is taught by a Certified elementary education teacher with a ZA (early childhood) endorsement.   Our kindergarten classroom is highly academic and exceeds the required components for a kindergarten curriculum in the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations.   The children are challenged to become strong independent learners and apply what they learn to the world around them. The children are assessed using a variety of assessment tools, standardized test, summative and formative assessment .  These tools help monitor and guide their progress and effectively inform the teacher of how to adjust or redirect their strategies to meet the needs of each child while maintaining high standards for all. 


At GA ELC we believe in challenging our Kindergartners, but also realize that education goes beyond simple memorization of academic knowledge. We strongly value Developmentally Appropriate Practices and we are committed to using approaches that comply with this philosophy. Hands on active learning is applied to daily learning activities. The children are given opportunities to explore learning through play, the natural world, through cooking, collaboration, experimentation and/or investigation whenever possible and appropriate. They are given a variety of mediums to express themselves and demonstrate their learning and understanding through art, writing, projects, presentations, peer to peer teaching etc.


Ongoing assessment helps monitor the growth and the development of each child through out the year. Parent /teacher conferences are done at least twice a year to update the families on their child’s progress and parents also receive emails and/or newsletters about what goes on in the classroom on a weekly basis. Parents will also receive progress reports at the end of each marking period.


We also deeply value the role the parent in their child’s education and view them as partners in the educational process. We invite parents to get involved in their child’s classroom and be apart of the exciting experiences your child will have. For more information and volunteer guidelines please see our Family Handbook.



Entrance Requirements:

 

Children must be 5 years old by or before Dec 31st of the enrolling year to be eligible for Kindergarten.

Uniform Requirements:

 
In Kindergarten we introduce the students to wearing a school uniform. Please see the family Handbook for uniform guidelines.

Contact us: jjondy@gaflint.org or

via phone 810-250-7557 ext 212

 

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Fahim Khan,
Jun 6, 2011, 9:09 AM
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