School district expands pre-kindergarten program

12.02.2011 | The Acorn

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is expanding its “Journeys” kindergarten preparatory program to include every elementary school site within the district.

The program is for children who are of kindergarten age ( turning 5 between July and Nov. 1) but need extra support to achieve kindergarten readiness.

Students who turn 5 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 2 are entitled to a two-year kindergarten program and will also be a part of this class.

The program uses a kindergarten curriculum but focuses on hands-on and active learning. The curriculum is paced to allow students to grasp key concepts before moving to the next stages of their education.

Journeys is tailored to meet students’ individual needs with a developmentally-oriented pace. After a year in the Journeys program, most students will enter a traditional kindergarten program, although some may be ready to move on to first grade.

The program has already been implemented at Sumac, White Oak, Bay Laurel and Lupin Hill elementary schools. To register, parents will follow the usual registration process.

Informational meetings for parents are scheduled at the following elementary schools.

Bay Laurel: 9 to 10 a. m. Mon., Dec. 5 in the multipurpose room.

Chaparral: 8: 30 a. m. Fri., Dec. 9 in the multipurpose room.

Round Meadow: 6:30 p.m. Tues., Dec. 13 in the multipurpose room.

Sumac: 8:30 a.m. Tues., Dec. 13.

White Oak: 8:30 a.m. Mon., Dec. 12 in room K2.

Willow: 8:30 a.m. Fri., Dec. 9.

Yerba Buena: 9 a.m. Tues., Dec. 6 in the multipurpose room.

For information, parents can contact Rose Dunn at the district office or the main offices of their preferred school site.

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