School-aged program

bigstock-Children-painting-with-teacher-21181259-562566_630x298Your school-aged child will enjoy the wealth of physical and mental growth opportunities offered at CKA. Structure and routine can help your child develop effective time-management skills; predictability provides security and builds trust in his or her relationship with our staff. A longer attention span opens doors for new roles and responsibilities. We nurture this growing independence with individual play in the morning. At this age, your child is ready to effectively combine motor skills, which are practiced indoors and outdoors if weather permits. Group time is used to develop increasingly sophisticated language and reading skills including accuracy, comprehension, fluency, and confidence in oral and written expression. Scientific and mathematical learning will allow your child to develop opinions, inquire, investigate, hypothesize, gather information, and share knowledge. Dramatic and musical activity will allow your child to tell and understand stories through varied media. Throughout the day, cooperative learning will take place to broaden and diversify relationships with peers.

School-aged Daily Schedule
6:00-8:00 a.m. Arrival/gathering time
8:00-8:30 a.m. Hand washing and breakfast
8:30-9:15 a.m. Individual play
9:15-9:45 a.m. Gross motor activity and outdoor play (weather permitting)
9:45-10:15 a.m. Group time including language activities and calendar time
10:15-10:30 a.m. Hand washing and snack time
10:30-11:45 a.m. Creativity time; includes art, sensory manipulatives, easel, math and science, audio/visual play, dramatic play, writing
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Story time
12:15-12:30 p.m. Hand washing
12:30-1:00 p.m. Lunch time
1:00-3:00 p.m. Gross motor activities, outdoor play (weather permitting), writing, story time, manipulatives
3:00-3:30 p.m. Hand washing and snack time
3:30-4:00 p.m. Gross motor activity; indoor and outdoor play (weather permitting)
4:00-5:00 p.m. Creativity time; includes art, sensory manipulatives
5:00-5:30 p.m. Story time
5:30-6:00 p.m. Open choice and departure