Kindergarten Programs

K1 & K2

For many of our kindergarten parents, the first joint decision they face involves one related to the two distinct kindergarten programs available here. We offer a K1 program for developmentally younger five-year-olds and a K2 program for developmentally older children. A synopsis of these two programs is offered below.

To help guide this decision, Wesleyan Christian Academy has used the Gesell assessment for more than 20 years. It involves an individualized, one-on-one teacher assessment that takes approximately 30 minutes and yields a developmental (or maturation) age for your child. Along with this meaningful component, the description of these respective programs (see below) should be helpful to parents in making a good decision.

When children at Wesleyan are placed according to their developmental readiness, the Lord has enabled parents and teachers alike to witness first-hand the success that follows these students in this important kindergarten year and beyond.

If you have questions contact Angel Taylor, Admissions Director at (336) 884-3333 x263.


 

KINDERGARTEN 1

Wesleyan Christian Academy’s K1 program is designed to serve as a bridge between preschool and the more structured kindergarten learning environment of K2.  Our K1 program offers an extra year of kindergarten for children to acquire the maturity, learning habits, fine motor development, and attention span needed to succeed in school. It is a year for us to promote success, support positive self-esteem, and engage the five-year-old in the joys of learning.
 
The K1 program incorporates a Biblical world-view to promote growth in Christian living while developing each child socially, emotionally, and physically. The curriculum develops skills in the areas of language arts, reading readiness, creative expression, math, science, technology, music, and fine motor skills. Children are offered a wide range of materials with which to manipulate, explore, and learn. Certified, full-time lead teachers, part-time teacher assistants, and small class sizes help to ensure that each child in the K1 program receives the personal attention they so richly deserve.

KINDERGARTEN 2

Wesleyan Christian Academy’s K2 program is designed for more mature five-year-old children, young six-year-olds, or those that have successfully completed a K1 program that developed strong learning habits and fine motor development. Each K2 classroom benefits from a certified full-time teacher and a part-time teacher assistant. The K2 program will be the foundation for their educational career, and it is our desire to see each child develop to his or her full potential.
 
Children entering our K2 program have the maturity to work on tasks with reasonable independence and remain focused on classroom tasks for longer time periods. K2 children have well-developed fine motor skills that enable them to demonstrate mature pencil grips and good scissor use. Generally, these children have well-developed social skills that enable them to interact cooperatively in small groups and play settings. Beginning in January of each year, we begin to form K2 reading groups, and a notable level of maturity is important for our students to succeed in this setting.