Discovery Kid Zone (DKZ)
Explorers and Kinder Readiness 36 months or 48 months by September 1)
Our Afternoon Enrichment program is called The Discovery Kid Zone (DKZ) and is designed to provide an extended day opportunity for Explorer or Kinder Readiness children into the afternoon hours. The program is designed to strengthen students’ natural dispositions to learn. When children are engaged and interacting with adults, peers, materials, and their surroundings, they will find greater support in making a better and deeper sense of their own experience and environment.
Through a school year, the children will explore several thematic and project-based enriching activities that are both different and distinct from the units and activities of the morning program. Examples of previous projects/units are science, international cooking, ecological awareness, woodworking, and theater (to name a few).
Each unit allows for children’s development and diversity to immerse themselves in each theme, representing their findings and observations through various activities such as painting, drawing, writing sensory, construction, speech, gross motor, and dramatic play.
Discovery Kid Zone is offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons as an extension of the morning session, offering a fuller day experience. Students are expected to pack a cold-lunch or hot lunch (equip with an ice pack, thermos, and beverage).
Kinder Readiness 48 months by September 1
Kinder Academy (KA)
- Yearly Program
- Focuses on extending mathematical knowledge, using the Froebel gifts (wooden blocks 2-6) and introduced occupations (including sticks, clay, sand, slates, chalk, wax, shells, stones, scissors, paper folding). 11:45-2:30 M-Th
- The program’s design extends on “Handwriting Without Tears,” utilizing “The Line.” Both programs are intended as a whole-child, hands-on learning, holistic approach.
- Introduction of word knowledge through the exploration of varied resources and materials.