Enrichment Pre-Kinder Program for 5 year olds
Teacher: Jennifer Scharnikow
The Bungalow is home to our 5 year olds, the older children of Kid Works. This is an enrichment Pre-K program that caters to children who miss the cut-off date for Kindergarten (September 1st) or children who would benefit from an extra year of development, either socially, emotionally or intellectually. We are limited to just 10 children in this program where they truly develop leaps and bounds before entering Kindergarten, giving them ‘the gift of time’.
Our Bungalow children have leadership roles on a daily basis which include being Pet Monitor, Messenger, Snack Monitor and more. They naturally become nurturing of our younger friends and may show more leadership in their play.
The class is a stand-alone building (hence the name ‘Bungalow’). They have a nook which houses their science/library area, an independent activity table, a Lego/building table, many wooden blocks of all shapes and sizes, an art studio, an easel and a dramatic play area. The curriculum follows the same philosophy as a developmentally appropriate program with activities and rug times that are appropriate for their age.