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Kids Junction Learning Center

8084 & 8040 Watts Rd
Madison, WI 53719

Phone:
(608) 827-5437

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

We use The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood by Pam Schiller and Pat Phipps. This curriculum offers a complete plan for every learner. Activities are organized by themes and learning centers for many learning styles. We use the Poetry Pals curriculum to enhance early literacy skills and phonological awareness (the study of speech sounds) in children. It also offers opportunities for oral language development. Our music program consists of diverse artists and techniques. Arts and crafts are developed for each theme, center, season, and holiday. We take field trips, and the Princeton Club has offered the use of the gym and rooftop soccer field when available. Additionally, Bible stories and prayer before meals are incorporated into our curriculum. We strive to bring excellence to our child care.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Childhood is a world of wonder and discovery. Children need an environment rich in experiences, play, education, and the influence of many different people. They need a place of their own where they can feel secure, valued, and special. Kids Junction is a learning center that teaches the basics of Christian morals and character.

A Typical Day

6:00 - 8:40 am Arrival/ Breakfast/ Creative Curriculum Centers

8:40 - 9:20 am Outdoor Play
9:00 - 9:20 am Circle Time

Schedule For the Day
Calendar and Weather
Letters and Numbers
Shared Reading
Character First! Curriculum

9:15 - 9:50 am: Literacy or Math Lesson

9:40 - 10:00 am Learning Centers

Number Activities
Early Math Skills
Alphabet Activities
Early Literacy Skills
Handwriting Without Tears Activities
Dramatic Play in Junction Square

10:00 - 10:30 am Art Activity
10:30 - 11:35 am Creative Curriculum Centers / Prepare for Lunch

11:30 - 12:00 pm Hot Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 pm Transition to Rest / Quiet Time
12:30 - 1:45 pm Rest / Quiet Time / Table Activities
1:45 - 2:00 pm Wake Up / Snack
2:00 - 2:40 pm Theme Related Activity
2:40 - 3:00 pm Outdoor Play
3:00 - 4:00 pm Weekly Enrichment Lesson

Monday: Character First! Activity

Tuesday: Handwriting Without Tears Lesson

Wednesday: Spanish Lesson
Thursday: Cooking Activity
Friday: Poetry Pals & Show and Tell

4:00 - 5:00 pm Creative Curriculum Centers

5:00 - 5:30 pm Quiet Stations, Clean Up, Pack Up Belongings
5:30 - 6:00 pm Snack / Transition to Home

Specials

PE Class Tuesday 9:30 a.m.
Music Class Wednesday 3:45 p.m.
Art Class Friday 10:30 a.m.
Bible Story & Songs with Ms Debbie Thursday 9:30 a.m.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school