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"We enrolled our daughter at Martin Luther Child Development Center when she was 12 weeks old and I had to return to work. The baby days were hard and I stressed a lot about the details, but the teachers and directors were always understanding, responsive, and willing to find a solution to accommodat..."

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Junior Kindergarten

My name is Cathy Young. My daughter and I have lived in Stoughton for over 15 years. We have family here and fondly now call Stoughton home. Before moving to Stoughton, I worked and taught in the St. Paul public school system and also for a Montessori school in Minnesota. I have degrees from both the University of Minnesota and UW-Whitewater. I’ve worked and taught at Martin Luther Christian School since 1997. I’ve worked in nearly every classroom in childcare both before and after school, and sometimes over the summer. During the school year I teach Junior Kindergarten here at Martin Luther. I really enjoy working with children. Every day brings something new when working in early childhood classrooms. The students learn so quickly in these early stages and love the adventure of school. My goal is to encourage this love of learning everyday by making my curriculum interesting and enjoyable. I couldn’t ask for more in a job!

What is Junior Kindergarten?

The Junior Kindergarten program runs back to back with the 4-Year-Old Kindergarten program. Your child will enjoy three hours of 4K in the morning and four hours of JK in the afternoon. 

The Junior Kindergarten day looks like:

  • 8:00-11:00am - 4-Year-Old Kindergarten
  • 11:00-12:00pm - Junior Kindergarten
  • 12:00-12:30pm - Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00pm - Recess
  • 1:00-3:00pm - Junior Kindergarten 

To be eligible for Junior Kindergarten the child must be four or five years old and enrolled in 4-year-old-Kindergarten.

Curriculum:

The JK students are involved in activities designed to meet individual needs, learning styles, and interests. The learning experiences have been created and developed to help them increase their skills in decision making, problem solving, comprehension, and creativity. The curriculum includes:
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • Computers
  • Phonics
  • Basic number and letter recognition and formation
  • Religion
  • Science

Social Skills: 
The development of appropriate and positive social skills encompasses all that we do. They are an essential parts of a student’s development academically and personally.




My name is Cathy Young. My daughter and I have lived in Stoughton for over 15 years. We have family here and fondly now call Stoughton home. Before moving to Stoughton, I worked and taught in the St. Paul public school system and also for a Montessori school in Minnesota. I have degrees from both the University of Minnesota and UW-Whitewater. I’ve worked and taught at Martin Luther Christian School since 1997. I’ve worked in nearly every classroom in childcare both before and after school, and sometimes over the summer. During the school year I teach Junior Kindergarten here at Martin Luther. I really enjoy working with children. Every day brings something new when working in early childhood classrooms. The students learn so quickly in these early stages and love the adventure of school. My goal is to encourage this love of learning everyday by making my curriculum interesting and enjoyable. I couldn’t ask for more in a job!

What is Junior Kindergarten?
The Junior Kindergarten program runs back to back with the 4-Year-Old Kindergarten program. Your child will enjoy three hours of 4K in the morning and four hours of JK in the afternoon. 

The Junior Kindergarten day looks like:

  • 8:00-11:00am - 4-Year-Old Kindergarten
  • 11:00-12:00pm - Junior Kindergarten
  • 12:00-12:30pm - Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00pm - Recess
  • 1:00-3:00pm - Junior Kindergarten 

To be eligible for Junior Kindergarten the child must be four or five years old and enrolled in 4-year-old-Kindergarten.

Curriculum:

The JK students are involved in activities designed to meet individual needs, learning styles, and interests. The learning experiences have been created and developed to help them increase their skills in decision making, problem solving, comprehension, and creativity. The curriculum includes:
  • Music 
  • Art 
  • Physical Education 
  • Computers 
  • Phonics 
  • Basic number and letter recognition and formation 
  • Religion 
  • Science 

Social Skills: 
The development of appropriate and positive social skills encompasses all that we do. They are an essential parts of a student’s development academically and personally.

View our brochure for more details on our JK Program.