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Kinder Prep at our Favorite School – Custom Learning Academy

Published by Christina on April 19, 2012, in Recent Projects

Calling all parents and caregivers of preschool students getting ready for kindergarten, Custom Learning Academy (CLA) is ready to assist with your transition with experts on-hand available to discuss your questions or concerns. Locals and out-of-town visitors alike are invited to attend this special evening at CLA on Wednesday, May 2 in Truckee, CA.

By Nicole Cheslock

Visit Custom Learning Academy in Tahoe Donner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.

Parents and pre-kinder children are invited to attend an informational evening with healthy snacks and engaging activities at Custom Learning Academy (CLA) in Tahoe Donner from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2.

Laurel Parker Kennedy, CLA’s Kinder Teacher, will be hosting the Kindergarten Round-Up in the Kinder classroom located at 12716 Northwoods Boulevard. In addition to teaching kindergarten, Kennedy, who is a UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly graduate, teaches elementary music and art classes. Students love her musical talent, because playing the piano and singing makes learning fun in all subjects!

“We offer the nirvana of kinder programs,” explains CLA’s founder & Credentialed Literacy Specialist, Lisa Crosby, M.Ed. who will speak about early literacy development and best preparation for school in the Fall on May 2. “Our 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. program offers young ones a gentle start, including rest after lunch, for the first few weeks. We have a very sound and effective math and language arts curriculum.”

In addition, CLA Kindergarten students enjoy daily physical education plus weekly science lessons with hands on labs, social studies, fine arts and music classes with singing, rhythm and musical
instruments. Learning is not limited to academics. A fun infused drama curriculum focuses on Emotional Quotient skills and school-wide Friday performances offer a supportive audience.

“This is such a magical time for children to learn to love school and, more importantly, to view themselves as capable learners. Each component of our program is designed for valuable brain development,” adds Crosby who holds numerous secondary education credentials in addition to a K through 8 Elementary Endorsement and Literacy Specialist Credential for teaching all grade levels plus teachers.

Learning doesn’t stop at the end of the traditional school year. Rising kindergarten through fifth grade students participate in highly interactive, playful themed summer camps that take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and cost just $160 per child. Children do not have to be year round CLA students to attend summer camp. Highlights include “Creepy, Crawly, and Wiggly” from June 25 to 29, “Art and Nature” from July 16 to 20 and “Brazilian Rainforests” from Aug. 6 to 10. For a complete list of summer camps and more information about Custom Learning Academy’s tailored approach to K through 12 education, visit customlearning.org or call (530) 587-5470 to schedule a visit.

Custom Learning Academy is a full-time, WASC-accredited Kindergarten through twelfth grade non- profit private school offering customized curriculum for every student and an unheard of 10-to-1 student- teacher ratio (or less) in a nurturing learning environment. CLA’s mission is to achieve academic success for each student by providing standards based, self paced learning opportunities and support from teachers with excellent content knowledge and effective communication skills, all in a culture of respect. Call (530) 587-5470 or visit customlearning.org for more information.