Junior Kindergarten - Age Four

Children are born with an innate drive to learn, and we set out to provide an environment that promotes this philosophy through play, that values process over product, and that provides adults with whom they develop trusting, caring relationships.

In the Junior Kindergarten (JK) classrooms we nurture a trusting and caring relationship between teacher and child by providing a safe, loving, and happy place to join our school community. Our goal is to foster cooperation and empathy along with self-confidence and self-control. The program promotes a learning environment that encourages individuals to thrive and realize developmental and academic milestones. Our curriculum prioritizes process over product, and we value play as an important part of that process. We want children to develop a love of learning.

The Junior Kindergarten program is five days a week (M-F) 8:00am-3:00pm.
Extended time care for Early Learning Center students is available from 7:30am to 8:00am and from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

Our Junior Kindergarten facility features:
Two classrooms with one full time teacher and one full time assistant in each room
Indoor and outdoor learning environments
Access to additional learning areas: art, music, P.E., Spanish and library
Sleeping cots provided for rest time

Junior Kindergarten Schedule
8:00-8:15 - Arrival
8:00-8:45 - Check-in, Open Exploration
8:45-9:10 - Circle Time (Good Morning song, calendar/weather, introduction to our day)
9:10-10:40 - Guided Centers Exploration and Enrichment Groups
  • Sensory Table Experience
  • Fine Motor
  • Art Expression
  • Cognitive (Literacy, Mathematics, Science)
  • Small Group Rotation
  • Snack
10:40-11:15 - Outdoor Exploration
11:15-12:00 - Lunch Time/Story Time
12:00-1:10 - Rest Time
1:10-2:00 - Specials: Art/Music/PE/Spanish
2:00-2:40 - Snack Time/Outdoor/Indoor Exploration
2:40-2:45 - Circle Time (Wrap up for the day/Goodbye song)
2:45-3:15 - Pick-Up/Carline

Junior Kindergarten Teachers

List of 8 members.

School Information

1715 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43614
p: 419-381-1313
f: 419-381-1314
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