Aqua Dragons Program
Building confident, life-long learners is the goal of Camelot Kids Transitional Aqua Dragons Kindergarten Program . Offering a low teacher to child ratio, Camelot Kids is able to tailor curriculum to meet the needs and expectations of every child and their family. Enrollment is open to families with children ages 4.5 - 5 years old.
The Kinder room is painted in calming, cool, refreshing shades of aqua reminiscent of the beautiful color of the ocean. Aqua is believed to have a soothing effect. It can help to release anger and negativity, offers mental peace and clarity by providing emotional balance. Aqua symbolizes youth, fidelity, hope and health and is also associated with speech and communication, confidence, strength, and idealism.
Our Literacy Curriculum is based on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - StoryTown a K–6 Reading/Language Arts program with a “2+2 then Review” instructional design for skill and strategy development, plus differentiated instruction that meets the needs of all students. Our math curriculum is based on the Go Math! A program which was developed to meet Common Core State Standards. The program focuses on big ideas and asks children questions to guide them to develop a deeper understanding of math concepts at their own pace. Word problems are also posted daily as a part of the math curriculum. This helps children recognize numbers in their own world and to create strategies for solving problems in a natural, efficient, manner.
Kinder Aqua Dragons
Ms Gracen was born and raised in Arkansas where she completed her Master's of Arts in Teaching at the University of Arkansas. She taught Pre - K through 2nd for 4 years then moved to CA to pursue teaching Kindergarten in the Bay Area.
Ms Gracen has experience with daily lesson planning and implementation of STEM curriculum; she can't wait to help children learn and grow at Camelot Kids! Ms Gracen believes students need loving guidance, patience, and a safe learning environment to fulfill their potential. Ms Gracen is settled in Echo Park with her partner, Joel, and rescue dog, Boris.