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Kingsland early childhood programs

Fri, Apr 4th, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Education

Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC)

Kingsland School Age Child Care (SACC) is the childcare program located on site in the elementary school in Spring Valley. This program serves students preschool through 5th grade 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost of the program is $2.75 an hour and we offer a drop-in service so you are only billed the hours your child is here. SACC is a great choice for many families because of its affordability and the services it provides. Kingsland SACC is a great option for families who have work schedules that do not allow them to transport their children to programs they want to participate in. During the school year this includes childcare during the day for children enrolled in preschool and after school care for students in Community Ed classes or other school activities like Tippi Toes. Children using the preschool program are escorted to and from preschool and families are not charged while their children are in preschool. We have openings for students preK-5th grade available. Please contact Angela Solberg, SACC Coordinator at Solberg.angela@kingsland.k12.mn.us with questions.

Kingsland Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)

ECFE is a program offered through the Minnesota Department of Education in public school districts across the state. ECFE is for families with children ages 0-5, not yet enrolled in Kindergarten and provides an opportunity to meet other parents in the community, explore developmentally appropriate activities with your child, and learn about and discuss various topics of parenting. If you are planning on sending your child to Kingsland Preschool, ECFE is also a great way to introduce your child to the preschool classroom as ECFE classes are held there as well. Currently weekly ECFE classes are offered on Tuesdays from 4:45-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. at Kingsland Elementary. Classes include together time with your child in the preK room, separation time for parent discussion, and circle time to close. While parents are in topic discussions, children continue to play and explore with preschool teacher Kelly Simon and support staff in the preschool room. For more information you may check us out online at www.kingsland.k12.mn.us under Community Ed, Early Learning Programs, ECFE or by emailing coordinator Ann Priebe at priebe.ann@kingsland.k12.mn.us.

Kingsland Early Childhood Screening

Early Childhood Screening is a quick and simple check of how your child is growing and developing. Between the ages of 3 and 4, screening can detect possible health or learning concerns, so that children can get help before they start school. Minnesota Department of Education requires that all children be screened at least once before entering Kindergarten. The ideal age to be screened is 3.5 and a trained professional will check vision, hearing, height and weight, immunization status, large and small muscle skills, and cognitive, social, and emotional development. The last screening date for Kingsland is May 2 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. If your child will be entering Kindergarten in the fall and has not yet been screened, please call Jill Ramaker in the elementary office today at (507)346-7276 to schedule a screening.

Kingsland Preschool

Kingsland Preschool is an excellent way to prepare your child for a smooth transition to all-day, every-day Kindergarten. Kingsland preschool is a 4-star Parent Aware program, earning the highest rating possible. Preschool does a lot more than teach ABCs and 123s. Kingsland preschool prepares children for kindergarten through structured and unstructured activities including circle time, center time, library, and outdoor exploration. In addition to practicing early reading and math activities, children learn to positively interact with their peers and teachers, become familiar with the elementary wing of Kingsland, and get a jump start on the routines and expectations of Kingsland Elementary School.

There are still a few openings in the afternoon classes which run: Monday 12:15-3:05 p.m., Wednesday 11:45-2:05 p.m., Friday 12:15-3:05 p.m. or Tuesday/Thursday 12:15-3:05 p.m. Kingsland encourages all families planning to enroll for Kindergarten to have at least one year of preschool. If your child is entering Kindergarten in the fall and he/she has not attended preschool, please consider enrolling your child before the end of the school year. Scholarship and transportation options are available. Please contact School Readiness Coordinator, Ann Priebe at priebe.ann@kingsland.k12.mn.us or Becky Bicknese, Community Ed Director at bicknese.becky@kingsland.k12.mn.us with questions.

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