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The Junior Kindergarten program is offered as a transition year between a typical fours program and Kindergarten. KCD’s JK class typically enrolls older fours and younger fives on the cusp of Kindergarten readiness. KCD offers two intimate sections of JK with 10-16 students educated by a lead teacher and an assistant.
Junior Kindergarten content areas include social studies, language arts, mathematics, physical education, music, Spanish, visual art, library, science enrichment, computer science, and the potential for individualized math/reading enrichment.
Meeting each student’s individual needs is the basis of the Junior Kindergarten program. Highlights of the major themes include the study of family and friends, transportation, and nutrition. The curriculum is enriched by field trips to Gallrein Farms, Kentucky Center for the Arts, and area nature preserves. Make no mistake; this is not your typical fours program!
While free play is an integral part of the learning process, structure is key to our Junior Kindergarten philosophy.
Outside of the busy day full of fine arts, math manipulatives, rest, and recess, students love our extra-curricular programs and special events on the85 acre campus. Some examples for Junior Kindergarten include Bearcat Den, Bearcat Festival and Fun Run, Reading Buddies, Fine Arts Academy (private or group instruction), baseball, gymnastics, and soccer.
Parent involvement, from homework to school participation, is crucial for a child’s success. Here at KCD, we offer excellent opportunities for parents to get involved, including the Parent Association, Fine Arts Guild, Athletic Booster Club, Celebrate Traditions, Exploremore, classroom events, Lunch Parent Program, and many other committee opportunities.