Christian Liberty Academy

Kindergarten Enrichment Program

The Kindergarten Enrichment Program (K.E.P.) is designed to work in conjunction with our kindergarten curriculum to enhance your child’s learning. K.E.P. provides a full day kindergarten as well as a flexible schedule in which our students are given the opportunity to hone their academic skills and participate in hands on learning activities.

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Every day your child will be challenged to...

     

LEARN

Our program is designed to prepare your child for 1st Grade. Our staff works closely with our kindergarten teachers to assure all children are reaching their greatest academic potential.

GROW

Throughout the day your child will have private reading, receive one-on-one homework help, socialize at lunch and recess, and learn individual responsibility

EXPLORE

In addition to educational support, we understand the importance of learning through hands on experience. Our multi-sensory approach helps our students develop essential social and emotional skills. We offer children the ability to choose between a variety of stations including art, computer games, and free play. We are mindful to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math in our classroom.

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Weekly Special Activity Schedule

Monday • Music 
Tuesday • Crafts 
Wednesday • Film/Media 
Thursday • Games
Friday • Discovery/S.T.E.M. Day

You can enroll your child full day or in accordance with your schedule.



A Little Bit About Us

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Hello! My name is Melissa Monasterio and I am the Kindergarten Enrichment Program Director. I have spent 16 wonderful years working with kindergarten students. In addition to being the current K.E.P. Program director, I have been the director of kindergarten summer camps, co-taught Jump Start summer school, and served as a kindergarten reading coach and teacher’s aid. All of my 4 daughters have graduated or attended CLA. I am very excited to have this opportunity to lead your child this year.

K.E.P. Staff
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We are looking forward to serving your family and caring for your children
in a loving and compassionate way.


Other important things to know about K.E.P.

Lunch Options

If your child is planning on attending K.E.P., please send lunch with them. You may also order lunch through your child’s teacher. All lunch orders must be received by 9:00AM.

K.E.P. Supply Fee

Our full time K.E.P. students will receive a one time supply fee of $40.00. This fee will automatically be added to your first month’s K.E.P. bill. This will cover all supplies including: pencils, crayons, markers, glue bottles, glue sticks, tape, scissors, napkins, paper towels, hand sanitizer, hand wipes, paper plates, straws, large and small zip locks bags, and all craft supplies. This fee will also help cover snacks for the week.

How to Contact K.E.P.

Direct extention to the K.E.P Room
(847)•385•2072
Please note that we will not be in this room during lunch hours 11:00pm-12:40pm.
if you prefer you can also reach the director by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When do core classes start?
•AM Core Classes begin at 8:25 AM
•PM Core Classes begin at 12:10 PM

Is there a difference between AM and PM core classes and K.E.P.?
•No, your child will be taught at the same academic level and receive the same amount of attention regardless of the time. Every full time student will also participate in private reading and individual homework help..

Can I use K.E.P. occasionally in accordance with my schedule?
• Yes, you may place your child in K.E.P. at anytime in accordance with your schedule. If you choose to use K.E.P. occasionally you will be billed monthly at a rate of $7.75hr.

Do I need to let you know if I am planning to send my child to K.E.P.?
• No, all you need to remember is their lunch. We will take care of the rest.

If I am late where should I go to pick up my child?
• If you are late to pick up your child (after 3:36 PM) we will automatically escort them to the main cafeteria located under the Grace Gym. They will be signed into the after care program and under aftercare’s supervision until you sign them out. Standard after school rates apply.


Kindergarten Parents,

I would like the take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Melissa Monasterio. I began working in the kindergarten department in 2002 and became the Director of the Kindergarten Enrichment Program (formally known as KAP) in 2011. I am blessed to work shoulder to shoulder with a staff of godly women. We are excited to announce our new full day program, as well as continue to offer our convenient daily options.

My faithful staff will spend time each day working with the core kindergarten teachers, assisting with reading and classroom academics to improve the educational experience of our students. As a result, our staff will understand each child's strengths and weaknesses, and will be prepared to enrich or remediate as needed. This enables us to create a full day academic experience for our students. Each child will have the opportunity to complete their phonics and math worksheets and review their reading lesson. It is our desire to reinforce what they learn each day in class; however, we also provide work to review at home. Please follow the supplemental daily homework assignments provided in your child's folder. As we know, children are so excited to show you just how well they can read and write.

Your child will also have a large dose of fun through a variety of hands on experiences, such as computer stations, arts/crafts, music, science discoveries, large group games, individual play stations, and much more. We are mindful to create opportunities to promote growth in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics to encourage a lifelong love of learning.

We have a variety of payment options available. Please contact Mrs. Aiello, our financial secretary, for any billing questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (847) 385-2016. Also, please be aware that a one time supply fee of $40.00 will be added to your child's account. This will cover supplies for the Enrichment Program from crayons to snacks throughout the entire school year.

Whether you use our program daily or occasionally, we are happy to enrich your children's kindergarten experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

In Christ,

Melissa Monasterio
Director, Kindergarten Enrichment Program
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(847) 385-2072

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