The Las Virgenes Unified School District is expanding its kindergarten preparatory Journeys program to include Bay Laurel Elementary School. The program is designed for children who are of kindergarten age (turning five between July and December 2nd) but need extra support to achieve kindergarten readiness.
The program utilizes a kindergarten curriculum, but focuses on hands-on and active learning.The curriculum is also slower-paced in order to allow students to grasp key concepts before moving to the next stages of their education.
There is significant research that supports the importance of ensuring a child's readiness for school, and Journeys is tailored to meet students' individual needs by moving at a slower, more developmentally oriented pace. Following a year in the Journeys program, most students will enter a traditional kindergarten program, although some may be ready to move on to first grade.
The program has already been implemented at Sumac, White Oak and Lupin Hill Elementary Schools.Classes are open to all district students. To apply, parents must fill out a school of choice permit online, directions for doing so are on the website.
To view a Powerpoint presentation of Journey's 2012, click on the link below: