About Our Jr. Kindergarten Program
The Jr. Kindergarten program at RCA is designed to promote readiness skills for Kindergarten that include listening, following instructions, literacy, phonemic awareness, handwriting, math, and science. Our Jr. Kindergarten aims to foster independence and self-confidence in each child through physical, social, spiritual, cognitive, and emotional development in a Christian environment where Christian principals and Biblical truths are taught.
We offer two schedule options for Jr. Kindergarten Program students. Parents may choose the full-time (5 days/week) option which is Monday through Friday, or the part-time (3 days/week) option which is Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Both schedule options follow the regular RCA school hours which are 8:00 am – 3:00 p.m. Students must be 4 years old by June 1st and completely toilet trained to apply for admission to RCA’s Jr. Kindergarten program.
Our curriculum is based on the Weekday Early Education (WEE) curriculum, and various other curriculum elements such as Alpha Tales, Weekly Reader, Saxon Math, and STEM activities are incorporated in the development of the weekly thematic units of study. We strive to integrate Bible teachings in every area, and we use One in Christ Bible stories and Bible verse memorization for weekly lessons. Instruction includes both large and small group and learning center activities. Large group is a vital part of instruction and involves theme-related discussions, calendar counting skills, weather, story time, show and tell, Bible lessons, songs, and verse memorization. Learning center activities include art, computer, handwriting, math and science, dramatic play, STEM, fine motor skills, and literacy.
Jr. Kindergarten students attend weekly Chapel and special Enrichment classes including Art, Music, Spanish, P.E., and Computer (iPad and desktop usage). The Jr. Kindergarten class participates in three music programs during the year: Grandparents Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
RCA’s Jr. Kindergarten Program is licensed through the Tennessee Department of Education. Students are assessed twice during the year (fall and spring) based on Tennessee Early Childhood Education Standards and developmentally appropriate benchmarks.
We would love for you and your child to visit our campus and meet our wonderful Jr. Kindergarten teacher. Please email email@example.com or call 901-853-0200 to schedule a tour, or you may drop by at any time.