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Junior Kindergarten

Junior Kindergarten is a full-day program for 4 year olds, five days per week, from September through June. Touchstone’s Junior Kindergarten program is a high-quality academic learning program in which students learn mathematics, literacy, music, French, science, art, physical education, and social skills in a play-based, hands-on educational environment.

jkThe JK day is designed to make the transition into Senior Kindergarten seamless. As the year progresses, activities are designed to extend students’ stamina. Before they leave the JK program, students transition from play-based activities to routines that are focused on the development of specific academic skills. Students are also introduced to some Kindergarten objectives, as appropriate. The program supports the development of independence and confidence and helps to prepare the children for their Senior Kindergarten year.

To be eligible for Junior Kindergarten, a child must turn 4 years old by December 31st.

Example JK Daily Schedule

Time Activity
8:05 – 8:30 Drop off
8:30 – 8:45 Social Time
8:45 – 9:00 Morning Meeting
9:00 – 9:45 Literacy
9:45 – 10:00 Snack
10:00 – 10:30 Education Physique
10:30 – 11:00 Math
11:05 – 11:30 Français
11:35 – 11:55 Theme/Art
11:55 – 12:50 Lunch and Recess
12:55 – 1:30 Quiet time
1:30 – 2:00 Centers/Music
2:00 – 2:10 Clean up
2:10 – 2:20 Story

“I can’t believe how much French vocabulary my 4 year-old has learned in just the first three months of Junior Kindergarten!”