Head Start To Reading

Head Start To Reading (HSTR)

Head Start to Reading will introduce your child to reading and provide the head start needed to better prepare your child for Kindergarten! Each class includes fun activities and positive learning experiences that introduce high frequency words through games and manipulative activities. The children often find themselves being authors and illustrators of their very own books that they can read! The 55-minute sessions are designed to be building blocks that increase reading vocabulary. You will soon find your child reading stories right along with you! It is a positive learning time where confidence in reading is the main goal! A refresher class is offered the week before kindergarten to review the words and skills learned in the Head Start to Reading class.

  • 10 classes
  • 55 min sessions
  • 4-5 yr olds
  • $240 + Registration
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Head Start To Reading Class Schedule

ClassDayTimeMeeting DatesHolidaysLocationSpaces AvailableRegister
HSTRMon2:00pm - 3:00pm9/9 - 11/11St Johns Early Childhood Center8Register Now
HSTRTues2:00pm - 3:00pm9/10 - 11/12St Johns Early Childhood Center8Register Now
HSTRTues10:00am - 10:55am9/24- 12/1011/5, 11/26Spring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
HSTRTues4:00pm - 4:55pm9/24- 12/311/26Spring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
HSTRWed10:00am - 10:55am9/25- 12/411/27Spring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
HSTRFri10:00am - 10:55am9/27- 12/611/29Spring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
* This is the first class to being a successful early reader

Next Steps To Reading

Next Steps To Reading (NSTR)

Next Steps to Reading is available to students who have completed Head Start to Reading! It is filled with fun learning activities designed to introduce your child to phonetic strategies necessary for reading, with a focus on short vowel sounds. The letter sounds are taught with hand signals to give a multi-sensory approach to phonics. The children see the letter, hear the sound it makes, and learn a hand-signal for the letter as well! These reading strategies are combined with even more high frequency words so your child’s reading vocabulary can greatly expand!

  • 10 classes
  • 55 min sessions
  • 4-5 yr olds
  • Completed Head Start To Reading
  • $240 + Registration
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Next Steps To Reading Class Schedule

ClassDayTimeMeeting DatesHolidaysLocationSpaces AvailableRegister
NSTRTBATBATBASpring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
NSTR (St. John Students only)TBATBATBASt. John's Early Childhood Center8Register Now
* Available to students who have completed HSTR

Write-Track Reading

Write-Track Reading (WTR)

Write-Track Reading is available to students who have completed Next Steps to Reading. We will focus on handwriting instruction and applying letters to sounds we hear in words. Each class will begin with an exercise to strengthen  hand muscles. We will then learn proper handwriting techniques for a set of letter. The sounds of these letters will be practices as children write words and listen for each sound that is needed that word. Our creative and energetic stories and activities will help children remember proper formation of letters and will make practicing our new skills so much fun!

  • 9 classes
  • 55 min sessions
  • 4-5 yr olds
  • Completed Head Start To Reading and Next Steps To Reading
  • $240 + Registration
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Write-Track Reading Class Schedule

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WTRTBATBATBASpring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
* Available to students after Head Start To Reading (HSTR) and Next Steps to Reading (NSTR)

Skill Builders

Skill Builders (SB)

Skill Builders is a class available to students who have completed Next Steps to Reading. This class covers the Kindergarten and first semester of 1st Grade sight word list!  It also supports phonics skills such as the sounds of sh/ch/th, ee, ay, and ck. The fun and flavor of the Head Start to Reading classes continue in this upbeat, activity based learning time!

  • 10 classes
  • 55 min sessions
  • 5-6 yr olds
  • Completed Next Steps to Reading
  • $300 + Registration
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Skill Builders Schedule

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SBTBATBATBATBASpring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
* Available to students after Next Steps to Reading (NSTR)
* One on One instruction

Back To School Bootcamp (BTSB)

Back To School Bootcamp

We are pleased to offer bootcamp courses for students starting Kindergarten in the fall.  These are one day short classes to review reading strategies they have already learned from Head Start to Reading and/or Next Steps to Reading.  This is NOT an introductory course for those who are new to the Head Start program.  There is a separate class for HSTR and NSTR.  If you want your child to review both classes then you will have to sign up for each separately.  Make sure your child is ahead of the game in their school reading experience.

  • 1 class
  • 2 hr
  • students entering kindergarten Fall '17
  • Completed Head Start To Reading
  • Completed Next Steps To Reading
  • $50 per bootcamp + Registration
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Back To School Bootcamp Schedule

ClassDayTimeMeeting DatesHolidaysLocationSpaces AvailableRegister
BTSB (if your child has taken only HSTR)TBATBATBASpring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
BTSB (if your child has taken both HSTR and NSTR)TBATBATBASpring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
* Available to students who have completed NSTR and/or HSTR

My Route To Reading (MRTR)

My Route To Reading

My Route to Reading offers individual reading instruction to children between the ages of 3 and 5!  During this instructional time your child will be taken through the progression of lessons we offer.  Instruction will be individualized to meet the pace of your child!  We will start with lesson 1 of Head Start to Reading and progress as far as you’d like!  We can also pick up at the last class your child completed.  We will move slowly through the skills that may require a bit of extra time and will spend less time on the skills your child picks up quickly!  Your registration covers six 30-minute sessions that are scheduled at the days and times of your convenience.  If you are visiting from out of town, we can schedule our sessions daily.  If you will be out of town for a while, we can schedule around that!  After your registration is complete, you will receive an email or phone call to schedule your child’s first lesson!

  • Customized pace
  • One on One
  • 30min sessions
  • Flexible timing
  • Purchased in 6 session blocks
  • $300 per 6 sessions + Registration
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My Route To Reading Schedule

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MRTRTBATBATBATBA8Register Now
* Available to any student on any level
* One on One instruction

Reading Adventures (RA)

Reading Adventures

Reading Adventures is available to students who have completed kindergarten and will be attending 1st grade in the fall. This literature-based curriculum provides a fun way for your child to learn and apply reading skills to popular children’s books. Each class will be centered around a featured book – we will learn a phonics skill, apply what we’ve learned as we read the featured book together, and participate in various fun and educational activities based on that book! These activities are not only designed to make reading more exciting, but your child will also practice skills like graphing, sequencing, and retelling stories! The students will walk away from each class with a complete experience of the featured book. Handwriting technique is also included in each learning time to give your child the opportunity to practice handwriting throughout the summer. The primary goal of this class is to keep children immersed in books throughout the summer when school is not in session.

  • kindergartners heading into 1st grade
  • learn and apply reading skills
  • a new book each class
  • phonics, graphing, sequencing, retelling stories
  • Handwriting techniques
  • 8 - 85 minutes sessions
  • $300 + Registration
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Reading Adventures Schedule

ClassDayTimeMeeting DatesHolidaysLocationSpaces AvailableRegister
RATBATBATBASpring Cypress/Barker Cypress & 2908Register Now
* Available to kindergartners entering 1st grade