Based on years of research, Memoria Press is pleased to offer the first year of our planned Junior Kindergarten – 12th grade curriculum. By following the 2-day-a-week lesson plans in our full-year Curriculum Manual, you will have every tool you need to give your child the very best classical Christian education possible.
Our Junior Kindergarten Curriculum follows the top down approach that serves the complete Memoria Press curriculum so beautifully. Knowing the expectations of our kindergarten curriculum led us to design a program that provides a thorough, yet gentle, foundation for the student before he or she even begins his formal academic career. The goals of the Junior Kindergarten are simple — introduce the student to the joy of learning and the satisfaction in a job well done. The Jr. K program is consistent with the remainder of the Memoria Press Classical curriculum with focus on:
age-appropriate, quality content
real books — classics that are beautiful and rich
well prioritized objectives
We want our youngest students prepared for a rigorous phonics-based Kindergarten by being “reading ready” and academically mature. As importantly, we want our young students to delight in the pleasures of this stage of life — to capitalize on the curiosity and enthusiasm of their youth and to enjoy the songs, stories, games, rhymes, and prayers enjoyed by pre-school aged children for generations.
The Junior Kindergarten Program is structured in a two-day format, with each day requiring approximately 4 hours. Of course, everything is flexible!
“What I LOVE about this curriculum is that you literally turn the lesson plan book to your day (for example, “Week 2, Day 2”) and it walks you through exactly what to do for circle time, lesson time, craft time, etc. All of the prep work has been done for you!” – Katelyn