TK-K All-Inclusive Program

...getting ready for a lifetime of learning

Our Kindergarten program engages students in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)-focused learning through hands-on interaction. Our program aims to challenge the traditional classroom by transforming the environment into a thematic learning experience. Through our program, students will have the opportunity to apply math, science, and writing in diverse settings from cooking to computer science. By fostering curiosity and a love of life-long learning, our students will build a foundation of cooperative learning, cumulative understanding, and practical experience.

 

We offer a Full-Day Kindergarten Program as well as Half-Day program for kids who attend public AM or PM school. In order to maintain a small student:staff ratio, spaces are limited.

Our Kinder Philosophy

Welcome to Berkeley Academy! Tell us all about yourself as we explore your favorite foods, colors, and build your face with fruit. Tell us about your best friends, parents, brothers or sisters, and pets! We will also learn how to keep ourselves safe in our homes, schools, and wherever we are. We can then share with our parents how we should keep ourselves safe in a fire or earthquake emergency. Next, we will memorize our parents' phone number, learn to write our address, and know who to contact when we are in trouble! And lastly, we will learn all about apples. What other objects are red? How does an apple grow? How many slices do you have left if you started with 4 and gave 1 to your best friend?

 

Week 1: All About Me

Week 2: Friends & Family

Week 3: Homes & Safety

Week 4: All About Apples

September's Learning Focus

& Theme of the Week

Program Details

Theme of the Week

Having a weekly theme for kids helps nurture their creative spirit and keeps them interested in learning. Math Monday, Science Tuesday, Sharing Wednesday, Reading Thursday & Art/ Cooking Friday.

 

Sample Theme of the Week

Etiquette & Life Skills

Through our Etiquette & Life Skills program, our kinders will watch videos and role play similar scenarios to practice their life skills with asking help, interacting in public, setting boundaries, being polite, respectful and problem solving.

 

Hands-On Science

In Hands-On Science, students use their five senses to learn about the world around them. Plant a garden full of healthy vegetables while learning about the plant cycle, blow a bubble tower to see how water tension works, and build an explosive volcano to watch a chemical reaction take place!

Circle Time/ Read-A-Loud

We will use this time to establish routine, interact with multicultural stories, and engage with each other during show-and-tell. Circle Time supports the development of socialization, listening skills, and fine and gross motor skills. Read-a-loud increases students’ engagement, understanding, and appreciation of literature.

Kinder Math Infinity

KMI aims to foster good habits and attitudes towards learning. It is designed for students Pre-K to 1st grade. KMI emphasizes independent and active problem solving (observation, thinking, judgement, execution). Children will learn to analyze, discover, think and solve. By practicing manipulatives, they become concentrated and more careful. Their abilities to do logical reasoning, to handle 3D space, and to correspond shapes and colors are also greatly enhanced in the course.

Arts, Crafts & Cooking

Kinders will participate in art and cooking activities related to the theme of the week! Whether it is painting, folding origami or even toasting delicious s'mores,  students will enjoy their time each other.

Chinese Language

Recent research shows that bilingual children outperform monolingual children on tasked that tap into executive function— skills having to do with attention control, reasoning, and flexible problem solving. We are strong believers in the benefits of being bilingual, so we offer daily language classes for the students.

Monthly Theme & FOCUS

Sample Daily Schedule

PM TK-K

8:30-9:00 Indoor / Outdoor Play

9:00-9:30 Homework/ KMI & Reading

9:30-10:00 Theme of the Week

10:00-10:30 Outdoor Play

10:30-11:30 Lunch & Ready for School

AM TK-K

12:00-1:00 Arrival & Lunch

1:00-1:30 Theme of the Week

1:30-2:00 Homework/ KMI & Reading

2:00-2:30 Indoor / Outdoor Play

2:30-3:00 Snacks

3:00-3:30  Library

AM & PM TK-K

3:30-4:00 Khan Academy/Lexia Core 5 Reading

4:00-4:30 Outdoor Play

4:30-5:00 Chinese Language

5:00-5:30 Etiquette, Sharing & Read-A-Loud

5:30-6:00 Outdoor Play

Be a Teacher:
Be a Teacher:

70" Touch Screen TV

Outdoor Play:
Outdoor Play:

Structured & Unstructured

Technology:
Technology:

Lego Robotics

Reading & Math:
Reading & Math:

No Problem!

Congratulations are in Order:
Congratulations are in Order:

Good Work Everyone!

Arts & Crafts:
Arts & Crafts:

Paint with a Friend

Special Events:
Special Events:

Jump Rope Competition

PM Kinder:
PM Kinder:

Get ready for School!

Campfire Day:
Campfire Day:

Smore's Anyone?

There's Food on my Face?
There's Food on my Face?

I'm saving it for later.

Imagination Playground:
Imagination Playground:

Ignite Creativity

Christmas Performance
Christmas Performance

Cutest trees you'll ever see

Monthly Theme:
Monthly Theme:

Not so Scary Mummies

Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving:

Will it be this yummy every year?

LEGOs:
LEGOs:

I created my own aircraft

Game Night:
Game Night:

Twisted?

Smile:
Smile:

You are my Sunshine

Halloween:
Halloween:

Costume Party!

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September

All about Yourself

Tell us all about yourself as we explore your favorite foods, colors, and build your face with fruit. Tell us about your best friends, parents, brothers or sisters, and pets! We will also learn how to keep ourselves safe wherever we are.

October

Pumpkins, Pumpkins

What can we do with pumpkins?We will start with learning how to measure how fat or skinny a pumpkin can be.  Then, we will find as many words as we can that start with the letter "p".  Maybe, we will even make our own pumpkin pie in a cup! 

November

What is an Election

 We will learn about the most important election in the United States - the Presidential Election. We will learn to recognize shape and numerical patterns and even figure out why the Statue of Liberty is green.

December

Celebrating Holidays

We are known as the "melting pot" because we live in a place where different people or  cultures all come together and begin to merge and mix. We will learn about three different holidays that are celebrated in December.

January

Happy New Year

Let's see how different cultures celebrate around the world. What kind of food do they eat? what games do they play? What can we do better this year? It's still a bit chilly, so lets put on our winter coats and learn about snow!

February

Appreciate Cultures

We will enjoy the festivities that surround Chinese New Years by hosting a talent show and potluck. February is also known as Black History month, so we will also learn about empowering and brave African American leaders in history.

March

Celebrate Diverse Events

Starting with Dr. Seuss Week, we will embrace the wonderful and imaginative mind of Dr. Seuss cooking their own Green Eggs and Ham! Next, we will learn about the importance and selflessness of soldiers who fought for our country. 

April

Welcoming Spring

We will learn about different furry animals- how to take care of them and ways to keep animals safe. We will also learn about the weather by becoming a weather reporter.  After Spring Break,  We will learn about a plant's life cycle,

May
Happy Mother's Day

Mommy, I know you love me, and always there for me.

 From my heart, I want to say I am so glad you are my MOM.

Mommy, I love you always. 

Our whole class will brainstorm the ways to show our LOVE.  

"M" is for MOM. 

June
Father's Day Surprise



A Father's Day Thank You.
Father's Day crafts