Kindergarten is an exciting time of transition that is full of new beginnings. It is also your first introduction to your child’s primary schooling in Christian education. At Berean Academy, we will equip you with the information you need to consider sending your child here. We invite you to join us on Friday, February 16 at 8:30 in the morning, to learn more about our Kindergarten program and what Berean has to offer.
Kindergarten Preview will give you information about our program and help you make an informed decision regarding your child’s readiness for school. Our friendly admissions staff will be on-hand to greet you and provide you with helpful information to take home. Our experienced administration team will conduct a brief presentation and will answer any questions that you may have. With all your questions answered, you will have the opportunity to go with our Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Kristen Burkhart, and experience an interactive lesson with your child.
Kindergarten Preview is an excellent way to gain more information about our program and for your child to engage in a hands-on classroom lesson. Once you have experienced the classroom, you will enjoy a small reception prepared with you and your child in mind.
To determine if your child is ready for Kindergarten, please expand the list using the arrow below.
Approaches to Learning:
Stays with a task for at least 5 minutes
Carries out tasks, activities, or chores from beginning to end
Remains focused on a task even when frustrated or challenged
Anticipates consequences of own behavior and actions
Identifies a problem and demonstrates flexibility in solving it
Hops, jumps, and runs with control and direction
Demonstrates coordination in using objects during active play
Uses scissors to cut out shapes
Zips, buttons, and snaps to dress oneself
Cleans up after oneself
Responds appropriately to positive and negative feedback from adults and peers
Recognizes the effect of own behavior on others
Demonstrates how to care, listen, share ideas, trust, and provide comfort
Follows predictable routines and rules
Manages emotions, impulses, and behaviors with minimal guidance from adults
Recognizes, identifies, and expresses emotions in socially acceptable ways
Adjusts behavior to different settings
Recognizes and names letters of his/her first name
Recognizes and names some uppercase and lowercase letters
Recognizes and produces rhyming words
Writes his/her first name
Able to tell another person about what he/she has drawn
Prints some uppercase and lowercase letters
Understanding of Mathematics:
Counts to 30
Writes numerals 0-12
Identifies patterns in the real world and in numbers
Describes objects by length, size, shape, and color
Names shapes - squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, cubes, cones, cylinders, spheres
Completes simple puzzles
If you are interested in joining us for Kindergarten Preview, please RSVP using the link below.