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
Imagine your child more creative, social, active, confident, learning, and having more fun. Unlike toys, which often are limited in the number of ways you can play with them, blocks are open-ended. They empower children to use their imagination to build their own world, rather than inhabit one we create for them. Kids try new things and stretch their abilities.
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.
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.
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, Hindi & Spanish
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
8:00-9:00 Imagination Playground/ Outdoor Play
9:00-9:30 Homework/ KMI & Reading
9:30-10:00 Theme of the Week
10:00-10:30 Khan Academy & Lexia
10:30-11:30 Lunch & Leave for School
12:00-1:00 Arrival & Lunch
1:00-1:30 Theme of the Week
1:30-2:00 Khan Academy & Lexia
2:00-2:40 Homework/ KMI & Reading
2:40-3:20 Imagination Playground/ Outdoor Play
AM & PM TK-K
3:30-4:30 Math/ Reading Packet or Electives
4:30-5:00 Chinese Language
5:00-5:30 Etiquette, Sharing & Read-A-Loud
5:30-6:00 Imagination Playground/ Outdoor Play
Pricing & Fees
*** Sibling Discount only applies to 5 Day Only students***