The Kinder Academy all-day program is a great option for children with summer birthdays and other young five year olds. Students move to first grade after year one or two – only when the child is ready. As a general rule, students who remain in the program have the same teacher for both years. This program is tuition-free. Understanding of program goals and a commitment to them are required for enrollment.
The program follows Eastern Carver County Schools’ kindergarten curriculum. Students who are ready to move on to first grade after one year, based on the teacher’s assessment, will do so. Students who would benefit from an additional year will stay in the program, with the same teacher. The teacher will modify the curriculum for the older children’s developmental level. This multi-age classroom is consistent with the district mission of personalized learning and our continuous progress initiative. These older kindergarten students will be mini-leaders in the class and role models to incoming young 5-year-olds. After year two, older students will advance to first grade.
Kinder Academy Hours: 9:35 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Located in La Academia
1800 Chestnut Street
Chaska, MN 55318