In our Junior K program, teachers begin to introduce traditional academics within a child centered, play based classroom. While we continue to implement the emergent curriculum methods used with the younger children at ECF, our Junior K teachers lead children toward in depth exploration and investigation. Using a social studies lens, the children research their community by exploring the nearby village, library and community garden. Teachers work directly with children on handwriting, literacy and math skills at a pace that is individualized and intended to spark their innate curiosity around these subjects. Our five year olds also experience the benefits of Yoga, Music and Movement specialists each week, enjoy our onsite library and spend gross motor time both in and outdoors. After school enrichment programs are offered at an additional fee.