All-Day Option at CDLC – Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten ALL-DAY Option at CDLC

(FOR HALF-DAY PRE-KINDERGARTEN see our 5 ALIVE! Program)

Because many school districts provide all-day Kindergarten programs, CDLC offers this important option for parents interested in preparing their child for a full day of school. View Pre-Kindergarten ALL-DAY virtual tour .

CDLC’s All-Day Pre-Kindergarten option provides:

  • An emphasis on developing self-confidence by creating a positive approach to learning through
    • Encouraging curiosity
    • Developing an independent work system
    • Practicing attentive listening
    • Learning how to stick with difficult tasks
    • Understanding instructions
    • Developing follow-through practices
    • Taking pride in good work
  • An increased emphasis on literacy and literature-based activities and word recognition.
  • Name recognition and learning to write your child’s name in the proper case on all papers.
  • A class size of only 10 children (sometimes two classes will be merged for certain activities).
  • 2, 3 or 5 day-a-week options for your children.
  • Encouragement for independence and self-responsibility (children pack their own bags and pour their own juice for example).
  • Language arts specialist every week.

A typical CDLC All-Day Pre-Kindergarten experience includes:

  • Daily classroom “Circle” activities that include
    • Good Morning God Song
    • Weather Song
    • Calendar
  • Choosing a daily leader to record the weather, the day of the week and leading the group in singing and counting to the day’s date.
  • Every day involvement in all areas including creative arts, motor, music, science story and cooking.
  • Traveling “Sound Buckets” sent home to encourage children to match sounds and letters with every-day symbols, signs and colors, providing excellent entry points for reading writing and math.
  • A home traveling bear and journal to record the bear’s activities which are then shared with the class.
  • Literature-based curriculum focusing on a book-a-week with related activities all week.
  • Cooperative learning to teach letter recognition, letter cases and numbers and fine motor skill through games and fun.
  • Movement and music to learn how to write letters as well as employment of the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.
  • Encouraging the love of reading and independent reading during S.Q.U.I.R.T. (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Reading Time) when all children “read” quietly for five minutes.

Stay involved with CDLC with our Shutterfly website with photos and videos of our children loving learning!  Also, you’ll receive a monthly calendar showing science and cooking themes as well as birthdays and important dates for parents.