Young 5's


Why choose our Young 5's program?

  • Developmentally-appropriate curriculum promotes Kindergarten Readiness
  • Curriculum is aligned with Common Core state standards and Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE's) and includes S.T.E.M. (Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math) units of study
  • Bi-annual assessments record students' progress
  • Focus on phonemic awareness, emergent reading skills, and primer sight words
  • Proven, research-based curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears, and "Letters and Numbers for Me," help students achieve school success
  • Enrichment programs - Gymnastics/Fitness, Music Appreciation, and Tech Time with Terance - included in tuition

Curriculum & Enrichment Programs:

  • Language Arts and Math instruction based on Common Core State Standards for Kindergarten
  • Social Studies instruction based on Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs) for Kindergarten
  • C.O.R.E. Values Character Education Program
  • Letters and Numbers for Me from Handwriting Without Tears
  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Curriculum
  • Fun 'N' Fit Movement Education

For more information about our curriculum system, visit our Curriculum page.  For more information on how our enrichment programs enhance the AppleTree/Gilden Woods experience, visit our Enrichment Programs page.

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