Kindergarten at Children's Corner is a half-day program, which focuses on the child learning through play. It is designed to address the following areas:
Awareness of the needs of others
Communication and sharing experiences as a member of a group
Intellectual curiosity stimulated by gross and fine motor activities as well as structured forms of learning, field trips, and special events
Creativity in play, arts and crafts, dance, and music
The development of the child's own interests
A love of learning through exploration and play
CCCNS meets from August to May and follows the MCCSC school calendar. Kindergarten meets Monday-Friday from 9:00-11:30 pm. Bring your own lunch and extend the school day to 12:30 pm for an additional $5/day. Lunch Bunch is available daily on a first-come, first-served basis. We also offer special afternoon classes, such as yoga and art classes, on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
A Typical Morning
Game Time: Students learn basic math and social skills while have fun.
Morning Message: As a class we gather to discuss the day and to learn reading, math, and communication skills.
Center Time: A variety of activities are offered, which promote all areas of development. These activities include small reading group sessions, block and pretend play, Writers’ Workshop and a healthy snack.
Gym/Music and Movement: Learning through physical activity and music.
Story Time and Dismissal: We end our morning with a story and outside playtime.
5 Things to Know About Play (from the National Association for the Education of Young Children)
Children learn through play. Children learn and develop cognitive skills, physical abilities, new vocabulary, social and literary skills.
Play is healthy. Play helps children grow and counteracts obesity issues facing many children today.
Play reduces stress. Play is joyful and provides an outlet for anxiety and stress.
Play is more than meets the eye. Play is simple and complex. There are may types of play: symbolic, sociodramatic, functional, and games with rules- just to name a few.
Play and learning go hand-in hand. They are not separate activities. They are intertwined. Think about them as a science and lecture with a lab. Play is the child’s lab.