Kindergarten

Overview

Teaching basic academic skills and introducing Jesus to the heart of a young child is a great privilege and joy in life, and our mission is to train children to glorify God in their academic, social, and spiritual lives. Our Kindergarten Abeka Bible-based program is designed for ages 5-6 to help every child blossom and develop his or her pre-phonics, pre-math, and pre-writing skills as well as teach each child how to love and share with one another.

HBCA Kindergarten is now accepting enrollment applications.

HBCA is committed to partnering with parents in the academic and life training of their child(ren) to the glory of God. We provide quality loving care, a safe environment, and various developmental activities. Our school-preparatory program offers each child a host of opportunities to develop socially, spiritually, physically, and academically.We also use a variety of materials and activities that inspire creativity. Most importantly, we work very hard to set the groundwork for a sound Biblical worldview.

As a kindergarten in Orangevale, we are committed to providing a stimulating and engaging learning environment. Our classrooms are designed to inspire creativity, and we incorporate modern educational resources to enhance the learning experience.

Parental involvement is highly encouraged at our kindergarten. We believe that a strong partnership between parents and educators is essential for a child’s growth and development. We maintain open communication with parents and provide regular updates on their child’s progress.

HBCA staff are experienced educators who enjoy working with children and love the Lord, who are excited about joining God at work in the lives of young children, and who value the importance of building relationships with families.

Kindergarten students must be 5 years old as of October 1st to be admitted. Please check the application process to get familiar with the steps needed to enroll your child.

Kindergarten

With the K5 Child Kit, your 5-year-old will be given the foundation for a lifelong love of reading and learning! The quick success that your kindergartner gains by learning to read phonetically makes reading so much fun! Your student will soon become an independent reader with stories that keep his/her interest. The kit includes all of the child’s essential materials. Combine this kit with the HBCA experienced teacher, and your child will become ready for first grade!

Phonics

Your child will enjoy carefully sequenced activities that will teach him his vowels, consonants, blends, one-and two-vowel words, and special sounds. Abeka phonics has produced thousands of successful readers for more than half a century!

Reading

Building on this foundation of phonics, by end of the first semester your child will actually be reading little readers!

Writing

The continuous flow of cursive writing is much more natural for little ones than the starts and stops of manuscript writing. Research shows that learning cursive writing improves a child’s hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and other brain and memory functions, including increased focus and prolonged attention. Prepare to be amazed by your child’s beautiful writing skills as he learns good technique from the beginning.

Numbers

Your child will memorize addition facts up through the number 10 and will be able to identify what numbers come before and after any number from 1 to 100. He will also begin to learn about subtraction, complete one-step story problems with addition, and recognize the largest and smallest numbers from a set of numbers.

Development Skills

The coloring pages, mazes, directed-art pages, and other activities in Think and Learn K5 aid your kindergartener in the development of writing readiness, hand-eye coordination, visual perception, listening and thinking skills, and good character.

Teaching basic academic skills and introducing Jesus to the heart of a young child is a great privilege and joy in life, and our mission is to train children to glorify God in their academic, social, and spiritual lives. Our Kindergarten Abeka Bible-based program is designed for ages 4-6 to help every child blossom and develop his or her pre-phonics, pre-math, and pre-writing skills as well as teach each child how to love and share with one another.

HBCA Kindergarten is now accepting enrollment applications.

HBCA is committed to partnering with parents in the academic and life training of their child(ren) to the glory of God. We provide quality loving care, a safe environment, and various developmental activities. Our school-preparatory program offers each child a host of opportunities to develop socially, spiritually, physically, and academically. We also use a variety of materials and activities that inspire creativity. Most importantly, we work very hard to set the groundwork for a sound Biblical worldview.

HBCA staff are experienced educators who enjoy working with children and love the Lord, who are excited about joining God at work in the lives of young children, and who value the importance of building relationships with families.

 

 

Transitional Kindergarten

Take advantage of your child’s inquiring mind and teach him that learning is fun! This simple, logical phonics system helps your child find success immediately so that he can quickly become an independent reader of little books that hold his interest. K4 Abeka includes all of the child’s essential textbooks and supplies for phonics, reading, cursive writing, and numbers. We will provide your 4-year-old the knowledge and learning habits he/she needs for a strong foundation in academics and character development.

Kindergarten in orangevale

Phonics

Your child will enjoy carefully sequenced activities that will teach him his vowels, consonants, blends, one-vowel words, and two-vowel words. The Abeka method has produced thousands of successful readers for more than half a century!

Reading

Building on this foundation of phonics, by the second semester your child will actually be reading little books.

Cursive Writing

The continuous flow of cursive writing is much more natural for little ones than the starts and stops of manuscript writing. Research has shown that learning cursive writing improves a child’s hand-eye coordination, motor skills, and other brain and memory functions including increased focus and prolonged attention. Prepare to be amazed by your child’s beautiful writing skills as he learns good technique from the beginning.

Numbers

Your child will love the numerous counting and coloring activities that teach him number concepts and formation of numbers 1–20 and counting up to 100. Adding 1 to a number acquaints him with how numbers work.

Transitional kindergarten students must be 4 years of age and fully potty trained to be admitted. Please check the application process to get familiar with the steps needed to enroll your child.

What is Transitional Kindergarten?
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is an exciting educational opportunity for children who turn 4 years old by October 1st, and it is the first phase of a two-year Kindergarten program that uses age-appropriate curricula. TK acts as a bridge between preschool and Kindergarten and is designed to provide our youngest learners with the pivotal skills and experiences needed for success in Kindergarten.
What are the benefits of TK?
Transitional Kindergarten offers an additional year of school to our younger students. It provides opportunities to learn in an academically challenging and enriching environment. Children who attend Transitional Kindergarten are more likely to acquire the academic skills, confidence, and maturity they need to succeed in school.
What does the research say about TK?

Research is clear that high-quality education for young learners is vitally important in assuring school success and plays a key role in closing the present achievement gap among groups of students. According to a study conducted by the RAND Corporation in 2007, the readiness gap mirrors the achievement gap of students in the primary grades. The RAND report demonstrates “that there are sizable gaps in the extent to which children in California enter school ready to learn, gaps that persist when student performance is measured in Kindergarten through the third grade (Cannon & Karoly, 2007, p. 59).

Data synthesized by long-term preschool studies found that children who participated in high-quality early childhood programs tended to have higher scores on math and reading achievement tests, greater language abilities, and fewer grade retentions. These data show that there was less need for special education intervention, remedial support, and there were lower dropout rates (Lynch, 2005).

If my child attends TK, is he/she being held back?
No, Transitional Kindergarten is not a remedial program. It is designed as the first of a two-year Kindergarten program.
What are the eligibility requirements for TK?
Beginning the 2021-22 school year and beyond, children who have their fourth birthday by October 1st are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.
How is TK different from Preschool?
The standards, curricula, and teacher credentialing requirements in TK are different than those in preschool. TK is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, is an academic program, and is taught by experienced, highly-qualified teachers. TK builds on the skills children may have learned in preschool and serves as the first of a two-year Kindergarten program.
How is TK different from Kindergarten?
The curricula in TK is modified to meet the needs of younger students. TK includes an emphasis on oral language development, literacy immersion, number sense, and it provides collaborative experiences that promote cooperation, self-confidence, self-regulation and healthy attitudes about school and learning.
Can TK and Kindergarten students be enrolled in the same classroom?
Schools have the flexibility to determine how best to meet the academic needs of students. Some schools will offer a stand-alone TK class while others will offer TK in combination with a Kindergarten class.
Can students enroll in Grade 1 upon completion of TK?
TK is the first of a two-year Kindergarten program. A student who participates in TK is expected to complete the second year of the program in Kindergarten before attending first grade. Pursuant to District Administrative Procedure 6121, early promotion to grade 1 may be considered on a case-by-case basis in collaboration with the parents, teacher(s), and principal.