Kinder Prep

Looking For A Great Start in School in Kansas City?


Finding a Pre-K or preparatory Kindergarten in Kansas City can be challenging. Whitefield Academy’s K Prep offers our youngest students, also known as our “Little Lions,” the opportunity to begin their school years in a loving, supportive, nurturing, and faith-filled atmosphere. Our classes have a limited number of students in order to ensure that each student receives the best possible care and attention.

While the emphasis is on fun, nothing is done just to “keep the kids occupied.” Every activity and game serves a larger purpose. You will be amazed at what you child learns at Whitefield at the early ages of 4 and 5!

At this age children learn through fun activities. Each aspect of the day is designed to teach the first steps in the essential skills of literacy and numeracy, skills they will use for the rest of their lives. K Prep students learn phonograms (the letter and letter-combination sounds) cursive handwriting, and arithmetic skills. Art teaches spatial awareness and improves fine motor skills. Music opens them to the joy of musical expression. In the gym, they improve their balance and hand-eye coordination.

This year of a child’s life is an important one for their social and emotional development. The “Little Lions” learn to play cooperatively, to listen to and respond to instructions, and practice Christ-like kindness to one another.


Whitefield Kindergarten Prep Program Details:

The program is academic in nature and is not considered pre-school.
Children must turn 4 before or on July 31 to be eligible for Kindergarten Prep at Whitefield.
School begins at 8 am, and ends at either noon for half day or 3:05 for full-day.
Students may arrive as early as 7:30 if needed.
Aftercare is available after school hours until 5:30.
A trained aide is present each morning and when needed for additional activities.
Hot lunch is available five days per week if the student attends for the full-day.

All incoming students will be assessed based on developmental readiness. The decision to place a student in Kindergarten Prep is based on the teachers’ observation covering four developmental domains:

  1. Social: language development, expression, peer interaction
  2. Physical: gross motor and fine motor abilities
  3. Emotional: teachable, respectful, obedient
  4. Intellectual: conceptual, perceptual

The Whitefield K Prep and Kindergarten programs “are the perfect blend of serious learning, fun creativity, and social development. The teachers care for the hearts of the kids and guide them not only in learning phonograms and addition facts, but also navigating this new world called “school”. Whitefield teachers set high expectations and yet graciously love their students through the early childhood development process. They truly partner with us as parents to shepherd the hearts of our kids as we prepare them for their academic future and disciple them toward knowing and loving Christ.”

Lydia White

Whitefield Parent

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