Kindergarten

The Galaxy Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten Care - Galaxy

Our Goals for The Galaxy Pre-K

We encourage independence and responsibility in multiple ways from zipping their own coats, to getting their own lunches out and ready. This Pre-K room is designed to get your child ready for Kindergarten. The daily routine is a nice combination of preschool play meets real school! We also try to incorporate more “real world” experiences for the kids. We learn the states and all their capitals, we have a Homecoming week ending with a big dance, we focus on recycling and ways to help the environment and more!

Our Approach to Teaching Pre-K in the Galaxy

Kindergarten Galaxy

We do a daily morning circle that will review a variety of things-your child’s phone number and address, numbers, letters/letter sounds, common words, calendar (which reviews days of the weeks, months, yesterday/today/tomorrow), weather, and many other things.

Sign Language and Foreign Language

The language education continues with our Sign Language and Spanish teacher coming once a week. We also integrate the language practice throughout the day.

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The Desert – Pre-Kindergarten Classroom

Kindergarten kids in Gahanna OH

Kindergarten Care - Galaxy

Our Goals for Pre-K in the Desert

This Pre-K room is designed to get your child ready for Kindergarten. This class is taught by a certified Kindergarten teacher. The Desert can also be a 2nd Kindergarten classroom when our census needs it. We encourage independence and responsibility in multiple ways from zipping their own coats, to getting their own lunches out and ready. The daily routine is a nice combination of preschool play meets real school!

Our Approach to Teaching Pre-K in the Desert

Kindergarten Desert

We do a writing/art activity every day using your child’s own art box they are responsible to keep track of. We practice writing letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, words that correlate with the letter or theme of the week. Our art projects will also relate to the theme. A lot of our art projects are designed to let the kids have an imagination and create whatever they would like while still following the curriculum. We also try to incorporate more “real world” experiences for the kids. We learn the states and all their capitals, we have a Homecoming week ending with a big dance, we focus on recycling and ways to help the environment and more!

Sign Language and Foreign Language

The Desert Pre-K also has language education featuring a Sign Language and Spanish teacher coming once a week. We also integrate the language practice throughout the day.

The Jungle – Full Day Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten Care - Galaxy

Kindergarten Subjects in the Jungle

We have a wonderful and very unique Kindergarten program with over 15 years of success. By offering a full day we are able to teach so much more information during a time when children are craving the knowledge. We cover the following subjects throughout the school year: Mathematics, Social Studies, Health, Art, Science, Physical Education, Music, Social Etiquette, Foreign Language, Sign Language, Computer Science and Book Publishing.

Our Kindergarten Teacher Ratio and Hours

Kindergarten is taught by certified teachers and will follow a 1:16 teacher to student ratio. The school day is from 8:30am – 2:30pm, but will also include the wrap around care from 6:45am – 6:30pm.

Kindergarten Field Trips

Kindergarten The Jungle

An additional opportunity for learning is provided within our curriculum through our field trips. Our classes visit COSI, the fire station, the fruit farm, and the Columbus Zoo. Students learn and retain so much through hands on experience that this is always one of the favorite components of the program.

Kindergarten Graduation At the end of the school year our Kindergarten class will celebrate with a picnic at the park with our parents. The following day we have one of the highlights of our Kindergarten program: our “formal” graduation ceremony held in June. Students will wear caps and gowns as they present a program including so many of the things they have learned throughout the year. After they have received their diplomas individually, everyone celebrates with cake and a party.
Kindergarten kids in Gahanna OH