Let’s Dance

Young children learn easily through enjoyable activities that encourage hands-on learning or full physical involvement. Dance sessions require mental concentration and active participation. Dance and movement activities help children become more aware of their bodies and learn gross motor skills of coordination and control. Increased self-awareness and improved physical skills promote confidence and a raised sense of self-esteem. Confident children participate more fully in classroom activities and enjoy the preschool experience at an optimal level. Not to mention that dancing is just plain old fun.

Dance Class starts on April 5th

Camp California

imagesThe last day of the CWK school days session will be Friday, June 10th.
What then??, you ask.  Well after the “HOORAY, SCHOOL IS OVER FAMILY DAY PICNIC” on Saturday, June 11th, CAMP CALIFORNIA will begin on Monday, June 13th.

What is Camp California?

Camp California is FUN, FUN, FUN. No uniforms, water days, special event days, neighborhood exploration, field trip(s), enrichment classes, lots of arts and crafts, music, movie days, dancing and more and more and more. If you are a CWKid, you don’t want to miss it.

CWKids who do not attend the summer camp session, but wish to return for the fall school session in August, will be welcomed back with open arms if there is an opening at that time. For economic purposes all vacancies are filled as soon as possible.

A Family Thing

13011454361973456359cartoon-family-holding-hands-hi A few times during the year, CWK assigns a Family Project. So far this year the projects have included the Black History Month Poster and the Science Fair Project. The projects are always well received and lots of fun for all family members. Even more important is the family bonding time and the impact the project has on your preschooler. School is always a more fulfilling experience for children when parents show interest and involvement.

Look forward to receiving a family project this week.

It’s Not Too Early

imagesIf your CWKid is a member of the Leaping Frog class, the opportunity to join the Early Reading Class is open to him/her. This very successful enrichment class is clearly a bargain at $100.00 per month. Eight classes are included for this monthly fee.

Reading opens the door to your child’s early academic success, imparts a love of learning and leads to higher grades in every subject. Numerous studies have shown that strong oral language skills are the basis for literacy development. When children learn to read at an early age, they have greater general knowledge, expand their vocabulary and become more fluent readers. They also have improved attention spans and better concentration. Early readers can recognize a larger number of words by sight, which enables them to learn more from and about their environment.


Homework…Yes or No?

CWK will be back in full swing beginning Monday, August 24. It’s back to business for teachers and students as summer comes to an end. Checking the website blog and Facebook frequently will help you keep abreast of the California Wiz Kids happenings as well as gaining helpful information and interesting tidbits about school, family and local entertainment opportunities.

You have chosen CWK for your child which means that you have selected an academic environment which includes homework. It is always the parent’s decision whether or not a  child participates in doing homework. When deciding, consider these factors.One of the benefits of having homework in preschool is that it helps reinforce what the child has learned in the classroom.  Preschool children should not have to spend more than 15 to 20 minutes on homework. Completing the assignment is less important than the effort at this age.

Another benefit of preschool homework is that it can create a special bonding routine between parent and child. The preschool experience is much more exciting and fulfilling for the child when it is shared with parents and families.

Doing homework and returning it to school promotes independence and responsibility with the bonus of being a self esteem booster.

Homework is ultimately a parental decision and CWK will respect that parental choice. If you do not want your child to receive homework, please alert his/her teacher.