Kindergarten Bootcamp at The Academy

People ask, “What is Kindergarten Boot Camp (BC)?” At the Academy, it’s a program that helps prepare our pre-K students to enter kindergarten. It teaches the “little cadets,” as we call them, all the skills they will need to navigate kindergarten.

KBC is a summer program we offer exclusively to our up-and-coming kindergartners. The BEST part for you? There is NO ADDITIONAL cost!

So Much to Learn

The transition from pre-K to kindergarten can be difficult. There are so many new things a child may encounter:

  • Going to a new school
  • Being in a more formal classroom setting
  • Being in a class with more students
  • New or unfamiliar teaching methods
  • Riding a bus
  • Going through a cafeteria line
  • Carrying a lunch tray
  • Opening a milk carton
  • Returning library books
  • Having homework
  • Workin in a workbook
  • Standing in line quietly

A Typical Week at KBC

Monday: Lending Library Day. Cadets get a library card to check out a book to take home to read and bring back the next week.

Tuesday: Cafeteria Day. Cadets get to eat in the “cafeteria” after selecting what they want for lunch. They get a special number to practice with as their lunch account number. And they even get to choose fancy milk cartons just like they would have at kindergarten!

Wednesday: KBC T-shirt Day. Cadets practice special skills, such as buttoning, zipping, and tying laces

Thursday: Homework Day. Cadets turn in their assignment for the week.

Friday: Wrap Up. Cadets get to have cafeteria style lunch again.

The Academy Is a Premier Provider of Educational Preschools in Middle Tennessee

We have educational preschools Nashville and the surrounding areas depend on every day. If you live in Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood, Hendersonville, or Spring Hill, we have a location near you. See all our locations.




Setting Health Goals

Traditionally, the new year is a time for setting goals. During January and February, the Academy preschools in Nashville, TN are setting some goals that focus on being healthy.

Over the course of these two months, we will be discussing and doing various activities that emphasize:

  • being fit through movement and exercise
  • healthy eating
  • achieving good dental health through dental hygiene

Being a Fitness Fanatic

We are kicking off our special focus on health with a program we call “Fitness Fanatics.” Academy directors and teachers are featuring classic calisthenics (such as jumping jacks). Additionally, they are teaching and using new movement activities such as yoga, hula hooping, and obstacle courses.

Tracking Family Movements

At the Academy, we always include our families in our special programs. So one of the family activities for Fitness Fanatics is for parents to track the time they spend at home with their kids doing “movement.” Movement can include walking, playing a sport, exercising, etc.

Parents report their hours weekly to us, and we keep a log of the hours reported for all the children. At the end of the program, if the school reaches it preset goal, there will be a big celebration.

In addition to a school-wide goal, some of the teachers have set personal fitness goals too (as Ms. Kristen at our Cool Springs location has done – see photo above). We invite our parents to do the same!

The Academy Is Committed to Good Health

The Academy is a certified participant in the Golden Sneaker initiative. This initiative seeks to promote good health policies in licensed child care facilities across Tennessee. To learn more about this initiative, visit any one of our location blog pages:

If you would like to get more information about enrolling your child in the Academy, please fill out an online request form. We will respond to you promptly. You can also view our locations by city in the links below: