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WHY KINDERGARTEN AT

CREATIVE CORNERS?

 

  1. PROFESSIONAL AND TEXAS CERTIFIED TEACHER

Mrs. Tonya O’Toole has been with Creative Corners since 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Houston/Clear Lake and certifications in Early Childhood—4th grade and English as a Second Language from the state of Texas. She previously taught 1st grade in the public school setting so is very familiar with the curriculum needed to prepare children for that grade level. Mrs. O’Toole teaches the curriculum based on the Texas Education Knowledge & Skills to prepare her students for success as they transition to 1st grade whether in the public or private sector.

2. SMALL CLASS SIZE ON A SMALL CAMPUS

Creative Corners Kindergarten class has a maximum 1:12 teacher to student ratio, half of the class size of public-school systems. Research shows smaller class size results in better individual attention given to the student, and increased participation in classes with less disciplinary issues. In a small class the teacher is able to focus on more instruction in less time during the school day. We also see better communication with parents of children in a smaller setting. Children on a small campus are known by every adult and don’t get lost in the shuffle of a large campus.

3. CHAPEL/BIBLE LESSONS WEEKLY

 

A weekly chapel with bible stories and music taught by LCUMC’s children’s director, are incorporated into lessons each week.  Christian education is a plus for building a strong Christian foundation in young minds.

4. FEELING OF COMMUNITY

Children who have attended Creative Corners for several years have a feeling of being home and belonging to a community.  They will go to school with children who are familiar faces and helps them to feel safe and secure while at school.

5. REPUTATION & PARENT FEEDBACK

Creative Corners has an excellent reputation in preparing children for their transition to first grade. When students graduate and move on, they leave with an early love of learning. These children are ready to begin their elementary career with a solid base of reading, writing and math.

As one Kindergarten parent said that his child has been so successful at Creative Corners, “if you had all the elementary grade levels we would not be going anywhere.”

Our Kindergarten Academics

Our Teacher incorporates a balance of teacher-directed and center-based classroom. Centers are broken up into sections, such as home, science area, computer station, reading nook, play-doh, blocks and games. Children begin their day with a morning prayer and gather for opening circle where they explore daily lessons. Our Teacher encourages play, facilitating social skills along they way.
 

Kindergarten also includes: writing logs, writer's workshop, and reading homework.

Playground
Class library
Classroom
Behavior Clip Chart
Computer station
Backpacks
Life cycles
Unit of study
Writer's workshop