Little Scholar Kindergarten

At a Glance

Our part-time kindergarten program serves children from 4 to 6 years old and is currently accepting new enrollment at our Central Location

Program Overview

Our kindergarten program builds on the knowledge and experiences that children have developed in preschool and at home, with a focus on literacy and math skills, advancing personal and social skills, and first-grade readiness.

Are you in search of an after school kindergarten program, or a specialty schedule for a student enrolled in a hybrid program? Contact us today to learn more about customizable options for your family.

The Little Scholar kindergarten program in Newark, CA is proud to support children and families from Fremont and other East Bay communities, as well. We know you have many options for kindergarten in California, and we are honored to serve our students with engaging, high-quality programs. 

Prerequisite to admission: Children must be potty trained.

Why Choose Little Scholar Kindergarten?

Our program provides children with early academic exposure to create a lifelong love of learning. Students in our preschool and kindergarten programs both start with English, math, music, arts, social science and life science. Though the kindergarten program grows upon the lessons of preschool, children of all experience and learning levels are welcome.

In their early years, some children are learning to recognize letters; others are reading independently. Some are starting counting; others are ready for early arithmetic. No matter where your child is on their academic journey, our teachers are prepared to help them build on their strengths.

We strongly believe that early and age-appropriate exposure to arts and academics develops a strong foundation of understanding and learning. Students in our kindergarten program explore academic and extracurricular topics in depth.

To ensure the quality of our program and maintain our commitment to academic and personal growth of students, monthly progress cards are provided to parents with suggestions from teachers based on their in-class observation of the student and projects undertaken by students in the class.

Instructional Framework

The Little Scholar framework for all instructional levels is based on the Orton-Gillingham teaching approach, and focuses on the following four principles:

  1. Multisensory: Each lesson is planned so that visual, tactile, and kinesthetic techniques are used throughout the lesson to meet the needs of all children.
  2. Sequential: All lessons follow a specific order and build on a child’s growing knowledge. Educational research indicates that children learn best when they are exposed to a concept and then guided to build purposeful knowledge around it through intentional sequences of lessons.
  3. Prescriptive: Each lesson is designed with three learning levels in mind— early, at grade level and above grade level— so academic instruction can be tailored to the individual child’s needs.
  4. Focused on Positive Attitude of Learning: At Little Scholar, we use several strategies to build confidence and positivity around learning, including spiral review of previous topics, full-body response, and arts and movement incorporation. When children find confidence and joy in learning, they grow to become lifelong learners. Positive experience is a core component of the Little Scholar framework.

Explore our kindergarten curriculum topics!

  • Phonological awareness
  • Alphabet knowledge
  • Motivation to read
  • Comprehension of text read aloud

  • Pre-writing skills
  • Motivation to write skills
  • Concepts about print

  • Listening comprehension
  • Speaking skills
  • Vocabulary skills
  • Sentence and structure skills

  • Counting
  • Geometry and spacial sense
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Classification and pattern skills
  • Measurement

  • Physical science
  • Life science
  • Earth and space science
  • Personal health and safety

  • Visual arts
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance

  • Self-concept
  • Self-control
  • Social awareness
  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Control of attention
  • Social competence

  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills

Daycare Programs for Toddlers

Looking for opportunities for different ages?

Check out our Toddler Program for children ages 15 – 30 months, or Preschool for ages 30 months – 4 years. For elementary age students (K-6), we also offer ACE Academy, a suite of supplemental educational programs including after school care, tutoring, spring camps, and summer camps.