ROCKVILLE, Md., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goddard School at King Farm (www.goddardschool.com) today announced it is expanding its educational offerings with the addition of a kindergarten program. Accredited by the Maryland Department of Education, the program will help children gain exceptional skills for academic fulfillment in a small group environment.
The kindergarten curriculum has been designed in conjunction with local school districts to ensure a smooth transition to the first grade. The curriculum includes sections in language arts, reading readiness, foreign language, handwriting, sign language, math, science, computer lab, manners, social studies, art history and music appreciation.
An added benefit of the kindergarten program is the one-on-one time children will experience with their teachers. The Goddard School at King Farm provides a 10:1 student-teacher ratio compared with the Montgomery County Public School System's 27:1 student-teacher ratio.
"Many of the skills taught in a kindergarten classroom are the foundation of learning through high school and beyond," said Ross Flax, owner of the Goddard School at King Farm. "We are thrilled about the opportunity to play a role in such an integral part of our students' continuing education."
The Goddard School at King Farm is currently accepting applications for enrollment in the kindergarten program for the 2011-2012 school year, which will begin in August 2011. Parents of prospective students and their families can learn more by attending an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Goddard School in Rockville, 900 Gaither Road.
The Goddard School provides high quality educational programs designed to meet the social, emotional, cognitive and physical needs of children ages six months to six years. In addition to the strong emphasis on foreign language and cultures, the school's play-based curriculum provides children with access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities such as sign language, art history, music appreciation and manners. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Ross Flax at (310) 330-2300 or visit www.goddardschool.com.
SOURCE The Goddard School