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Kindergarten for 5-Year-Olds, Renton, WA

The Keys to Supporting 5-Year-Olds to Flourish in Kindergarten

Five-year-olds are curious – they love to question, discover, and create. They learn best through direct experience with hands-on activities that involve their senses and trial-and-error. Problem-solving, decision-making, and free choices are essential components of their early education. Your five-year-old will experience all of these in fun play-based learning in science, art, math, music, and other lessons at King of Kings Preschool in Renton, Washington. We provide a joyful, loving environment where your child can build a spiritual frame of reference for living. Whether your five-year-old attended preschool, or kindergarten is their first structured learning environment, your child will learn while playing, developing friendships, and trying new things.

Our kindergarten classes are a blend of Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

  • Junior Kindergarten is perfect for nearly five-year-olds ready for a more formal learning environment beyond preschool. All Junior Kindergarten candidates must be tested and turn five between September 1 and December 31. Junior Kindergarten is designed to enhance your child’s upcoming Kindergarten year, not as a substitute.
  • Kindergarten can prepare your 5-year-old for the next step in their education – First Grade.

Blended Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Class Times

Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Tuition

5 days/week: $2,880.00 per year; $320 per month for nine months

Requirements

  • Junior Kindergarten: age 5 between September 1 and December 31
  • Kindergarten: age 5 by August 31
  • Potty trained

Class Size

  • One teacher for 10 or fewer children
  • One teacher and one assistant for 11 to 20 children
  • Maximum class size is 20 children

Curriculum

Your Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten child will be introduced to the following during the school year (September – late May / early June).

Reading and Language Development

Promotes a positive attitude toward reading, speaking, listening, and the printed word. Your child will learn letters, sounds, and sight words. Your child will develop basic reading skills using a combination of phonics and whole language.

Math

Lessons and activities teach fundamental math skills, including basic shapes, sequencing, number concepts, simple addition and subtraction, patterning, comparing, measuring, and estimating.

Science and Social Studies

Fun, hands-on exploration and experiments channel your children’s curiosity as they discover God’s world around them. Your child will enjoy a journey of discovery as they learn about community, caring for others, and caring for themselves through good health, nutrition, and safety habits.

Writing

Your kindergartener will practice many types of writing, including journaling, stories, numbers, and letters.

Christian Living

An introduction to Jesus, the Bible and Bible stories, Christian values, prayers, and singing Christian hymns.

Art

Your five-year-old will have many types of materials and opportunities to create art. We actively encourage creativity throughout their day.

Music

Fun and engaging monthly musical experiences designed for kindergarteners. Your five-year-old will learn about tempo (slow, fast, and in between), rhythm, beat, and following directions all while having fun singing, using instruments, expressing music through movement, participating in musical storytelling, and listening to music. Your child’s music lessons reinforce their reading lessons and develop their motor skills.

Music

Fun and engaging monthly musical experiences designed for kindergarteners. Your five-year-old will learn about tempo (slow, fast, and in between), rhythm, beat, and following directions all while having fun singing, using instruments, expressing music through movement, participating in musical storytelling, and listening to music. Your child’s music lessons reinforce their reading lessons and develop their motor skills.

Daily Schedule (2 hours 30 minutes)

  • Sign-in then entry task – 15 min
  • Calendar – 15 min
  • Literacy – 30 min
  • Recess – 15 min
  • Snack – 15 min
  • Math – 30 min
  • Storytime – 15 min
  • Art – 20 min
  • Clean Up – 10 min

Homework

Each week, a homework sheet is sent home with your child to do at home with parent involvement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it required for children to know how to speak English?

No, your child does not need to know how to speak English. Many of our students learn English as their second or third language. All teachers at King of Kings have experience with students learning English.

Do you accept kindergarteners who have not attended preschool?

Yes. We welcome children for kindergarten who have not attended preschool. They must turn five by August 31 for Kindergarten or by December 31 for Junior Kindergarten. Our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes are blended.

Do you offer vegetarian snacks?

Yes. Vegetarian snacks are always available. Please let us know if your child has other dietary needs.

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