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Kindergarten Readiness

Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation recognizes the importance of early education and developing the needed skills to be successful in the classroom.  With this in mind we will be launching a new program within our current educational framework.  
Starting in the Fall of 2011 we will begin a 2 year Kindergarten Readiness program targeting 4 year olds.  We will identify 30-36 students to fill 2 classrooms.  The program will concentrate on developing skills that are needed to establish a strong learning foundation.  In class, the children will be learning skills to enable them to successfully transition into Kindergarten the next year.  
The program will be free to those that qualify.  It will be a full-day program with transportation provided.  Students in this program will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at the school.  Any child that turns 5 years old between August 1st and September 1st could qualify and any student who turns 4 years old before August 1st will qualify.  All students will be given an assessment to determine qualification.

Typical Day
The goal of the Rensselaer Kindergarten Readiness program is to help children develop skills to enable them to successfully transition into Kindergarten.   
Some important skills we will work on:
  • Letter/shape/number/color recognition
  • Writing our names/numbers/letters
  • Pre-reading and Pre-writing skills
  • Use of small writing tools
  • Socialization skills
  • Following directions
  • Participation and cooperation
  • Language development
Children will be working with teachers who have a strong background in early childhood education and child development and who can best provide for children what they need to grow physically, emotionally and intellectually. 
Our typical day could include:
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Snack
  • Interactive Free Choice Play
  • Circle Time (including Pledge of Allegiance, Calendar Activities, & Weather Activities)
  • Story Time
  • Large and Small Group Activities
  • Rest Time
  • Organized Gross Motor Activities

For More Information:
Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation
900 E. Washington St
Rensselaer IN  47978

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