The Schenck School kindergarten program offers an important learning opportunity for children at risk for written language difficulties.
Research increasingly shows that children who struggle with language and writing become discouraged about their abilities and lose self- confidence. The longer they experience difficulty and frustration, the longer it takes to become successful. The Schenck School kindergarten was established to enable early learners to gain basic skills that help build a strong foundation for later learning.
The Schenck School's kindergarten has classes of 8-10 students with two teachers for very personalized, individual instruction. Using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, The Schenck School teachers give children who might otherwise be frustrated or overwhelmed in a traditional school setting a chance to love school and believe in their abilities.
Benefits to Your Child
Through The Schenck School's nurturing, expert and family-like environment, children gain:
- phonetic awareness skills such as blending, segmenting, rhyming, adding and deleting sounds
- oral and written language skills including word and syllable awareness
- vocabulary development
- letter formation through the "Handwriting Without Tears" program
- a strong foundation of math concepts
- sensory and motor integration through occupational therapy techniques
- increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- positive social interaction and skills through play and group experiences
Learn more in our Kindergarten Viewbook