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St John Kinder Kountry Preschl

625 Frame Rd
Newburgh, IN 47630-1604

(812) 853-6181


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"St. John Kinder Kountry Pre-School is a learning center for
young children. The classrooms are planned to encourage
curiosity, exploration and problem solving in an atmosphere
of warmth, affection and respect for the individual child.
Teachers plan experiences based on a monthly curriculum
guide. Children are involved in activities which include
foundations of math, science, social studies, creative art,
language arts, music, movement and dramatic play. All
interrelated aspects of the child's growth and development
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

The children are encouraged to learn through investigation,
exploration and problem solving. Interest centers have been
designed to encourage learning. Weekly the curriculum
revolves around a theme which offers children novel and
concrete learning experiences and practice in physical and
intellectual skills.
GROUP TIME The children meet and share ideas, stories,
experiences, sing songs, learn finger plays and discuss the
weekly theme.
FREE CHOICE Children are encouraged to explore the
environment. Each child is FREE to choose from a variety of
WORK JOBS Teacher---made games and equipment which reinforce
perceptual motor development—matching, sequencing,
patterning, classifying etc.
MANIPULATIVE CENTER Small motor, hand-eye development
activities such as puzzle, pegboards, building apparatus,
math and alphabet games.
BLOCK CENTER A variety of large and small blocks, wheel
toys, model animals, villages and people are available.
DRAMATIC PLAY Child-sized kitchen, dress-up clothes, mirror
and props for other role playing situations.
SCIENCE Magnifying glasses, plants, animals, rocks, magnets,
water, air, shells and seasonal nature items are available
on a daily basis.
MUSIC Record player, records, rhythm instruments, head
phones, individual listening areas. Children explore rhythm
instruments, sing, follow directions and enjoy the art of
movement to music.
LANGUAGE Always available are: story books, tape players,
storytelling tools, flannel board activities, puppets,
alphabet and numeral boards, and BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!.
CREATIVE ART A variety of activities are offered covering
many realms of artistic experiences; children are free to
explore, investigate and create at their developmental
TORYTIME A quiet time when children meet for storytelling,
story reading, puppets, flannel board or finger plays and
educationally developed story tapes and videos.
Children are encouraged to retell stories in their own
SNACK Children and teachers relax together for the social
event of sharing a snack and recalling events of the day or
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY Daily when weather permits."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Special Meetings
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school