The Bridge class is designed for children who have completed a pre-kindergarten program but are not yet ready to transition into kindergarten. This class gives children an extra year full of learning opportunities and maturity before they make the leap into elementary school. Providing a classroom environment that encourages confidence, independence, self-regulation, and interpersonal skills is a primary focus of the Bridge experience. Bridge students are exposed to a variety of learning experiences that spark curiosity and foster growth and development in all areas. Hands-on, engaging activities build and develop an understanding of alphabet knowledge, phonemic awareness, print concepts, literacy, math, and handwriting skills. Children in this class attend weekly chapel, music, science, creation station and tinker classes. Their day to day experiences in the classroom will be similar in structure and routine as to what they will experience when they go to kindergarten.
This class is NOT intended to be a replacement for kindergarten, but it will help bridge the gap that can often exist between preschool and the expectations of elementary!