Academic Standards through Developmental Education
Our school offers a developmentally based Kindergarten program with a rich variety of experiences and learning activities. The Kindergarten curriculum provides a strong foundation for the acquisition of all academic skills through hands-on, interactive lessons and activities.
8:30 am – Noon Full Academic Program
• Emergent literacy incorporating both phonics and literature
• Developing writing skills
• Hands-on/manipulative math
• Social Studies through block play
• Science experimentation
• Art and music activities
• Bible lessons and memorization
• Weekly chapel
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch & Recess
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Enrichment Program
• Monday – Social Studies through blockplay
• Tuesday – Physical Education
• Wednesday – Arts / Crafts / Painting / Cooking
• Thursday – Physical Education
• Friday – Music / Computer
Our kindergarten program is designed to meet the needs of individual families, whether you are interested in a half-day or full-day program, or need extended Day Care before and after the regular school day. (See sidebar for details.)
A key advantage of having the preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school on the same campus is that the older students value school traditions and take responsibility for helping younger children. The small school feel enables our students to make and maintain connections with their peers and students in other grades, as well as faculty and staff.
Mrs. Natalie Haner
I am happily married and have two wonderful daughters who attended Los Altos Brethren. I graduated from Cal State Fullerton and have been teaching for 22 years. I’m very active in my church and was once their first hired Children’s Ministries Director. I am also a certified Child Life Specialist, completing my internship at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. I have been teaching at Los Altos Brethren for 16 years. I am thrilled to be a part of the Kindergarten program. This school has been such a blessing for me and my family. I love Jesus and feel extremely privileged to serve Him in a Christian School.
Mrs. Lori Drake
I am beginning my 6th year at Los Altos Brethren, and I am very excited to be teaching alongside with Mrs. Haner in Kindergarten. In 1990, I graduated from California State University Long Beach. I have always had a passion for teaching young children. I am happily married to my husband of 26 years and we have two amazing daughters. Both of our daughters attended Christian schools, and I feel very honored to be teaching in Christian education. I am very blessed to be a teacher here at Los Altos Brethren.