Kindergarten Enrichment

SDEDS Kindergarten Enrichment 2018

St. David’s Episcopal Day School’s Kindergarten Enrichment program is designed to give children a unique and extended learning experience beyond their ½ day kindergarten program. With small class sizes and low teacher-to-student ratios, children receive an individualized educational environment that fosters personal growth in language arts, mathematics, social-emotional development, science, cultural awareness, problem solving and scientific thinking, and creativity.

Our theme-based curriculum is designed and taught by PA certified teachers, and differentiated literacy instruction is supported by our reading specialist. Using a highly interactive and hands-on approach to learning, children receive a multisensory experience that sparks curiosity engages the mind, and promotes retention of skills. Child-led, play-based activities support academic areas through nature exploration, cooking, drama, music, and movement.

Skills developed in kindergarten enrichment:

  • Reading (phonics through “Fundations,” sight words, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, leveled readers)
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening (including phonemic awareness)
  • Social and emotional intelligence
  • Math skills (number sense, operations, data analysis, geometry)
  • Reasoning and problem solving
  • Critical thinking
  • Global and cultural awareness

Your child will participate in:

  • Whole group lessons
  • Small group activities
  • Play-based and hands-on learning centers
  • Recess
  • Music
  • Movement
  • Creative art projects
  • Nature exploration on our 39-acres of historic grounds
  • Science experiments
  • Service and long-term projects

What you can expect:

  • Baseline assessment of skills prior to the school year to help guide individualized learning
  • Parent-teacher conferences and progress reports twice per year (January & April)
  • Weekly newsletters highlighting skills taught and home connections

Program Details:

AM enrichment (for children in PM kindergarten): 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

PM enrichment (for children in AM kindergarten): 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Enrichment includes snack time and a lunch period, both of which are provided from home. Please note, before care (8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.) and aftercare (3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) options are available – please express your interest on the registration form. Our program runs September through June, in conjunction with the TE School District calendar.

Scheduling Options:

  • 2-Day Program meets T/Th mornings or afternoons
  • 3-Day Program meets M/W/F mornings or afternoons
  • 5-Day Program meets M – F and is a combination of our 2 and 3-day options

Our program’s literacy support staff:

Mrs. Brooke Choate, M.A., Reading with Reading Specialist Certification and Wilson Reading System Certification. Brooke is the owner of the award-winning camp, enrichment and tutoring organization, Little Ones for Literacy.

Registration and procedures:

  • A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee is due with the registration form.
  • Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (spots in the program are limited to 15 students).
  • It is not necessary to know your child’s placement in morning or afternoon kindergarten to register. You may provide this information at a later date.
  • Tuition is $480 per month for 5-days; $420 for 3-days; $280 for 2-days
  • September tuition is due at the time of enrollment and is non-refundable. Remaining tuition payments are due by the 1st of the month from October 1st through June 1st (note, June is ½ price).
  • Once your registration is received, a detailed enrollment form will be emailed to you. When we receive your completed enrollment form AND deposit, your child’s space in our program is secured.
  • You may “unenroll” your child at any point during the school year by providing a written letter outlining your intention. The letter must be received 30 days in advance of your child’s last day.