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P.O. Box 4485 | 650 Crawford St
Wenatchee, WA 98807

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Kinder-Prep

The River Academy offers a loving, challenging and fun learning environment for preschool children who will be turning 4 by September. We have one teacher and one teaching assistant and class size is limited to up to twelve students. TRA welcomes and encourages parent involvement; so often times, there is also a parent helper.

The Kinder-Prep program allows students to explore learning concepts but they are not required to master them before entering kindergarten; the small class size allows our teacher to provide an individualized learning pace. She teaches children with hands on materials, songs, and games and uses work samples and observation to assess student progress.

Our littlest River Academy students participate in our very special traditions by starting each of their school days by singing Psalms with the older students. In this way, they are able to observe and learn the culture of our school, which is focused on building character and treating one another with kindness as we move about in God’s world.

Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays

Morning Class:* 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Afternoon Class: 11:45 am to 2:45

*For those in the morning class who would like additional class time for their child, please read about our Enrichment Program.


Meet Our Teacher

Jolene Hurst and her husband Chad have three daughters who are all River Academy Students and have been involved in the school for the past twelve years. Jolene has over twenty years of experience in early childhood education including; operating her own preschool, Kinder-Prep Teaching Assistant and as the head Kinder-Prep teacher for the last three years. Jolene’s warm smile and inviting personality make her a favorite with all students.