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The Kindergarten class is an extension of our Reds 5-day program, where students stay at school for an additional 2 hours, 3 days a week (Mon, Tues, Thurs). Our program follows a developmentally appropriate curriculum and complies with the Fairfax County POS (Program of Studies). Upon completion of our Kindergarten program, your child is eligible to enter public school in either Kindergarten or 1st Grade. Our Kindergarten class has a maximum of ten children with two teachers. This allows for daily one-on-one instruction and small group learning. While most children will benefit from our program, we find it especially valuable for children who turn 5 just before the FCPS cutoff of Sept 30. If you are on the fence about whether your child is socially or emotionally ready for Kindergarten, we welcome the opportunity to help further prepare your child for their elementary education in a fun, outdoor-focused, nurturing environment.
Our Extended Wednesday program is an optional add-on to our Kindergarten program, offering enrichment education in the areas such as art appreciation, science, cultural awareness and body movement. It runs from 1:15 to 3:15 pm on Wednesdays.
Would you and your child like a preview of our program? Your rising-Kindergartener may join us on any Tuesday in April from 12:45-2:45 pm for a FREE Kindergarten preview. Come get to know us and ask your questions while your child plays and explores with current Meekins students. Masks are required at this time. RSVP at email@example.com
Eligibility: For 2022/2023, children with birthdays between 10/1/16 – 9/30/17
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.