El Monte City School District has partnered with LEARN to expand the free ASPIRE after school program for Kindergarten at all 14 school sites. This after-school partnership will allow current half-day TK and Kindergarten programs to be expanded to offer Kindergarten students a full day of learning through 6:00pm. The full-day schedule will begin in Fall 2016 and available to all El Monte City School District students.
“LEARN is excited about the opportunity for our ASPIRE program to help serve more students and families in need of quality educational services,” said LEARN CEO Robert Arellanes.
Current research studies show that full-day kindergarten programs boost student achievement and improve students’ social and emotional skills. Full-day kindergarten programs provide a bridge between pre-kindergarten programs and the early elementary years of more structured learning. Full-day kindergarten also provides parents with better support for their children by providing more continuity in their child’s day, in addition to helping them save hundreds of dollars per month on after-school child-care costs.
The ASPIRE Kindergarten program prepares students for a full day of learning through active engagement in activities after ending their school day. The Kindergarten Program will compliment & enhance the school district’s curriculum and build upon the skills students develop in the kindergarten classroom by reinforcing those skills during fun, educational activities developed by certified teachers. The experienced ASPIRE Kindergarten Instructional Leader will use a “learning center” approach that allows children to explore a theme through teacher-designed centers which may focus on math, science, art, or writing. Children will move from center to center during the day, encouraging the development of independence, self-motivation and curiosity.
Registration for El Monte City School District Kindergarten and TK for Fall 2016 is now open and will include an application for the ASPIRE Kindergarten Program. Please visit the El Monte City School District office or any school site in the district for complete enrollment and registration information.