Jr. Kindergarten Program

The curriculum in Junior Kindergarten relies on evidence-based brain science and information about how young children learn. Academics are balanced with free play, large and fine-motor activities, sensory integration and mindfulness.

Academics & Activities

Academics are balanced with free play, large and fine-motor activities, sensory integration and mindfulness. Preschoolers enjoy a variety of activities throughout the day including creative projects, letter and sound recognition, word games, counting, selecting, comparing and contrasting, language sequencing, patterning, and identification.

Themes, Routines & Specials

Students also explore themes such as friendship, sharing, diversity, personal responsibility, emotions and caring for others. Daily routines promote patience, listening skills, cooperation, problem solving, and self-advocacy, as well as social language and cognitive development.

An important part of the Junior Kindergarten experience at The Jefferson School includes participation in music, art, Spanish and physical education with the school’s appropriate specialty teachers and occasional field trips to a variety of local sites.

Physical and Emotional

Three and four year olds are not only becoming more independent physically, but also emotionally. They are willing to try new experiences.

Independent & Making Friends

They are more self-reliant and seek to expand the areas of their lives where they can be independent decision-makers. They are now able to cooperate with friends.

Problem Solving & Pretend

Preschoolers will cooperate with friends, take turns and begin to show problem-solving skills. Fantasy and pretend play becomes more interesting and involved.