Hope Lutheran Church of Friendswood TX
       
Kindergarten
(0 votes)
Add to favourites

  

meet the teacher 1

Private Kindergarten at Tiny Treasures

Tiny Treasures is thrilled to offer our private Kindergarten program. We enjoy providing children with a small class size, around a dozen students, that allows for our class to become like “family” as they grow in wisdom, faith, and knowledge. While targeting the statewide standards and skills, the teacher can accelerate the learning beyond the regular standards when a child shows readiness. 

 

For an informative question and answer session with Mrs. Schaefer and the Director, Mandy Kyle, please click here: https://youtu.be/PSxcE8oTYHY

 

Our private kindergarten is easily accepted by area elementary schools. We’ve taken out the guesswork and made sure our report cards and assessment reports will provide your elementary school all the documentation they need to easily transfer into 1st grade.

 

Focusing on the reading, language, and math TEKS and learning standards set by the state, the Kindergarten classroom utilizes center-based learning. These centers provide learning opportunities where each child can explore their own special interests while also learning important social skills in their kindergarten family.  In addition, there is a teacher center where children are pulled for small group learning. Children attend guided reading sessions multiple times per week in addition to other small group, teacher directed centers that focus on literacy, math, problem solving, STEAM focused activities, and writing. A reading specialist pulls the children and directly targets skills that each child needs to work on in order to help each child reach his or her maximum potential. Children enjoy hand-on science experiments, learning about the world around them with meaningful social studies lesssons, and participating in gross motor and fine motor activities along with dramatic play, music, and art.

 

Our program incorporates thematic learning where the entire school is focused on a different theme each week. Children enjoy themes, such as, Superheroes, Community Helpers, Dr. Seuss, Old World and American Symbols, and The Story of Baby Jesus’ birth.  Our children at Tiny Treasures enjoy holiday classroom parties, a community helpers vehicle exhibit, Superhero chapel time, our beloved Christmas program, the circus, and the rodeo.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to help our children to continue to fall in love learning with exciting, on campus events.

 

steam

 

STEAM lessons are provided through whole group instruction and also small group, hands-on lessons that include the use of teaching manipulatives, exciting experiments, technology, and more!

We believe school should instill a lifelong love for learning. With Kindergarten at Tiny Treasures, your child will experience:

 

Small Class Size

Core Subjects Focus

Hands-On Lessons

Opportunities for Chapel, ABL & Music

One on one and small group instruction

Love for learning and their Kindergarten Family

 

Is Private Kindergarten at Tiny Treasures a good match for a child repeating Pre-K 4 (like a Bridge Class or a Transition Class)?

 

The answer to that depends on your child. If the child struggled to master many of the Pre-K 4 skills including readiness skills, social skills, fine motor skills, etc. then we would suggest placing your child in another Pre-K 4 class within the program. Since our teachers offer small group lessons regularly, the teachers are able to help a child work on individual skills, as well as, accelerated skills when the child is ready. If your child mastered most of the Pre-K 4 readiness skills and the purpose of a Bridge Class is to give your child another year before starting public kindergarten and you believe your child is ready to begin learning kindergarten skills, this class could be a good fit for your child. Feel free to contact the director, Mandy Kyle, at  to discuss an appropriate placement for your child. 

 

 

My child will not turn 5 before Sept 1st, could they still be in this Kindergarten program?

 

We realize many children show readiness for kindergarten before they turn 5 and Tiny Treasures has successfully placed children that are not yet 5 into our kindergarten class. These children have mastered most of the Pre-K 4 skills and show readiness to learn kindergarten skills. After the director speaks with the parent(s) regarding their goals for early kindergarten and the child's readiness, we will complete an assessment and determine our recommendation for the child. After a successful year in kindergarten at Tiny Treasures, the parent would have the option to enroll their child in public kindergarten again after their year in private kindergarten or enroll the child as a first grader. Our report card will provide documentation of skills mastered and readiness for the appropriate grade.  

 

schaefer

 

 

Specials and Enrichment Classes

Tiny Treasures believes in meeting the needs of the whole child which includes meeting their spiritual, physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs. We've developed a program that helps to meet those needs with the variety of enrichment classes and opportunities that the children at Tiny Treasures can attend.

 

Chapel Time helps to meet the spiritual needs of our children. Chapel time includes wonderful music led by Pastor Ralph on the guitar. Children also enjoy Bible story lessons that use a variety of props and visual images to help the children understand the Biblical teachings.  Accompanied by their classroom teachers, children enjoy seeing all of their friends during chapel time.  Children participate in worship music while engaging the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learner with motions to the music that include visual cues and graphics. Children learn the act of praying, thanking God for their many blessings, learn how to treat those around them, and enjoy being in the beautiful sanctuary with their classmates and teachers.  Click here for a video of chapel time. 

 

Our Kindergartners attend Music Class which helps to nurture all the areas of child development and the skills necessary for readiness, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. Music helps the body and the mind work together. Dancing to the music helps children build motor skills while allowing them to practice self-expression. Children are engaged with hands-on musical instruments while moving to the beat and learning about rhythm.  They  learn through movement, literature that incorporates music, nursery rhymes, and other popular children's songs.  The children love moving and grooving in our engaging music class. Click here for a video of the music class. 

 

Tiny Treasures is one of very few early childhood programs in the Houston area that offers a unique class, The Action Based Lab.  With a whole child focus, Action Based Learning (ABL) supports brain research that links movement and learning to improved academic performance and behavior. Society's increasing use of technology often hinders the amount of daily movement and exploration and experts in education have noticed that children are not reaching important developmental milestones that are critical to both their physical and cognitive functioning.   Children engaged in ABL show improved memory retention, increased focus and attention, improved academic performance, and fewer behavioral issues.  Since implementing this unique program, we have seen drastic improvements in meeting the children's social, emotional, physical, and cognitive needs. The kindergartners at Tiny Treasures LOVE this hands-on, action packed class!  Click here for a video of Action Based Learning. 

 

Tiny Treasures believes that many of the developmental tasks that children must achieve—exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development and the acquisition of basic knowledge—can be effectively learned through outdoor play. Our kindergartners at Tiny Treasures attend daily Playground Time with our expansive playground that incorporates play structures specifically geared for young children. Knowing our Texas heat, Tiny Treasures installed an expansive shade structure to keep our children shaded. Huge smiles, laughter, and exciting play can be found daily during playground time. Click here for a video of our playground. 

 

kinder collage 2p

 

Click here for a selection of brief videos that highlight several different aspects of our program. 

 

 

Days/Times and Enrollment

Our Kindergarten class meets Monday-Thursday, 9:00-2:15pm. We do not meet on Fridays. 

 

Enrollment is secured and retained with the paying of the following fees:

  • Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.  $75
  • Material Fee is a bi-annual payment for the school to purchase student school supplies.  The fall semester Material Fee is due upon registration. $110
  • The Retainer/Tuition Deposit is due at the time of registration.  This tuition deposit will be applied to your May 2022 tuition (or your last month in attendance).  $450
  • The total to register for Kindergarten is $635. All fees regarding registration are non-refundable.

 

Students will be assessed to assure readiness prior to entering the program. You will be scheduled for an assessment at registration. Students coming from within Tiny Treasures will have already completed the assessments prior to returning student registration.

 

Click here for registration information.   Contact us at 281.482.4654 or for more information. We're looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Based on recommendations from the CDC and Childcare Licensing, Tiny Treasures does not allow immunization exemptions.

 


IMPORTANT TIMES
Sunday Schedule

9:00 am - Worship/Communion
10:30 -11:30 am - Education Hour

STAY CONNECTED
            

Want email announcements of special events or news? Subscribe here.

CONTACT INFO   Address: 1804. S. Friendswood Drive Friendswood, TX 77546   |  Phone: 281-482-7943  |   Contact Us Here      
Church Website Login
This is the STAFF LOGIN area. If you have no website account, click the Pencil Icon link above to create one. Then, confirm your account through email. One of our admins will then confirm who you are and approve the account.