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Radisson Nursery School launches new Kindergarten Booster program

Kai Wilson, a student in the Kindergarten Booster class, and teacher Jennifer Jerome play with letters and legos.

Kai Wilson, a student in the Kindergarten Booster class, and teacher Jennifer Jerome play with letters and legos.

— A brand new program at Radisson Nursery School begins this September.

Known as “Kindergarten Booster,” the class will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

RNS Director Terri Ferrigan designed the class to allow children who attend AM kindergarten in the school district to come to the preschool for additional instruction.

“This class will meet many needs and desires,” Ferrigan said.

According to Ferrigan, some children may require extra practice on kindergarten concepts such as letter and number recognition while other children may be ready to begin reading and writing, and still others may come simply to enjoy an extended day of fun and early literacy learning with their friends.

Jennifer Jerome, a certified elementary education teacher with a master’s degree in reading, will be the lead teacher. Jerome is also a former kindergarten teacher who understands the needs of young learners.

Jerome and a teaching assistant will offer children very individualized instruction and will be in contact with the kindergarten teachers to determine what type of instruction each child will benefit from most.

“Each day will begin with the children coming into our school and relaxing with their friends,” Jerome said. “They will have time for play, time for academic instruction and time for music and movement.” Ferrigan and Jerome both agree that the focus and goal of the program will be to offer enrichment. The class will be limited to 12 students so that individualized instruction can be given to each child.

For information about this program and registration, call the Ferrigan at 635-2815.

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