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The Kindergarten class is a 3-day a week after-school program that follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum and complies with the Fairfax County POS (Program of Studies). It is a small class with a maximum of ten children with two teachers. This allows for daily one-on-one instruction and very small group and learning.
These are some of the topics covered in kindergarten:
- Letter and Number writing and recognition following the Handwriting Without Tears Curriculum
- Science-The Five Senses, Weather and Season, Plants, Lifecycles, Properties, and Force & Motion
- Social Studies – Citizenship, Then & Now, Around the World, My Community
- Math – One to One Correspondence, Money and Currency, Place Value, Graphing, Measurements
- Reading and Writing – Handwriting Without Tears, Guided Reading, Sightwords, Journaling
Eligibility: For 2021/2022, children with birthdays between 10/1/15 – 9/30/16
Tuition: $8,010 for the 2021/22 school year ($890 per month)
Class hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9:15-3:15/ Wed, Friday 9:15-1:15
Maximum enrollment: 10 students
Teacher: Tara Bloch
Teacher’s aide: Margaret McDonald
In the morning, the Kindergarten class joins the Reds class and follows their schedule until 12:30 when Kindergarten begins. Parents with a child in this class can expect to co-op in the school approximately 8-10 times during the school year. Parents are also asked to drive on 2-3 field trips.
A typical day in the Kindergarten class looks like:
9:15 – Playground Arrival Time
9:30 – Morning meeting
9:40 – Gross Motor Playground time
11:15 – Come inside for lunch
11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch and indoor play
12:30-1:30 – Whole class group activity
1:30-1:45 – Snack
1:45-2:45 – Small group activity (Handwriting/Reading, Math, Project Based Learning)
2:45-3:15 – Playground
FB Meekins is a cooperative preschool in which parents play an integral role in their child's classroom experience and in the operation of the school. The result is a tight-knit community of teachers, parents and families working together to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment in which our children can learn and grow.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
FB Meekins Cooperative Preschool admits any student of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at this school. Meekins does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, hiring of employees, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.