Mountain View Elementary

Seventh-day Adventist Christian School

10 things every parent should know about quality pre-k/KINDERGARTEN Education

1. INDIVIDUALIZED ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO EACH CHILD, ALLOWING FOR ENRICHMENT AND REMEDIATION.

2. CONFLICT-RESOLUTION AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS ARE MODELED, FOSTERING CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.

3. HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES ARE USED FOR EACH "SUBJECT".

4. ORTON-GILLINGHAM PHONICS ADDRESSES DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEARNING NEEDED FOR STRONG READING DEVELOPMENT.

5. MATH IS PRESENTED IN "REAL WORLD" AND ENGAGING ACTIVITIES, USING A VARIETY OF MANIPULATIVES.

6. READING FOR FUN, AS WELL AS VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INTENTIONAL DAILY READ-A LOUDS.

7. CHILDREN'S WORK IS PROMINENTLY DISPLAYed.

8. STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WRITE OFTEN USING JOURNALING AND MATH STORIES.

9. ACTIVITIES ARE VARIED THROUGHOUT THE DAY. TIME IS GIVEN FOR PLAY, GROUP TIME, AND FOCUSED ATTENTION TO A TASK.

10. SAFE, NURTURING, LOVING AND CARING ENVIRONMENT, WHERE CHILDREN AND PARENTS LOOK FORWARD TO SCHOOL.

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