Emergent Kindergarten

Emergent Kindergarten

While a part of our Four Year Old Program, Emergent Kindergarten is a unique class for students prepared for a enhanced classroom environment that is a blend of our Preschool Fours and Kindergarten classes, yet still highly individualized per each student's unique growth and development. Emergent Kindergarten students are eager to learn, ready to take on independent tasks and seek academic challenges! The class is carefully planned to offer ample opportunities for students to both engage in cooperative play and begin to take academic instruction. In order to foster relationships and master foundational skills needed when pursuing future educational endeavors, the emerging curriculum supports investigation, motivates inquiry and curiosity, and develops the competencies of curriculum through the help of peers and educators. Through curriculum enrichment and strong development of our whole child philosophy the Emergent Kindergarten meets the developmental needs of each student and builds a foundation for educational success. Typically, Emergent Kindergarten students attend Kindergarten the following year. Enrollment in Emergent Kindergarten requires a minimum attendance of four days per week.

Some of the unique features of the World Academy's Four Year Old Programs are:

  • The class is tailored to fit each child - individual student plans are created for each
  • The entire program is designed to provide a sense of empowerment and independence
  • Respect for others is encouraged in every Four Year Olds class
  • Children participate in Physical Education Class, where activities are designed to refine gross and fine motor skills, build confidence and encourage a healthy lifestyle
  • Children participate in Music Class that focuses on rhythm, beat, dancing, singing and developing a love of music!
  • Field trips to local places of interest are much anticipated part of the curriculum
  • Daily use of our well-planned, interesting and developmentally-appropriate playground exclusively for our Three and Four Year Old students
  • 2 nutritious meals and 3 tasty snacks are provided daily (dependent upon selected schedule, with the exception of lunch on Fridays our school-wide "Brown Bag Day!")
  • Daily use of our well-planned, interesting and developmentally-appropriate playground exclusively for our Three and Four Year Old students
  • Flexible schedules - Choose 2, 3, 4 or 5 days to attend and one of four time brackets in Preschool Fours, or four days a week and five different time brackets in Emergent Kindergarten

We chose the World Academy because we want our children to be challenged in a nurturing environment. We are so pleased with their academic and social growth. We feel so welcome at the school, starting with the warm greeting I receive when we arrive in the building. Every staff member is so friendly to me and my children and so willing to help with anything. - The Muir Family


World Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, or gender in the administration of its educational or admissions policies. Students with disabilities will be accommodated to the extent of the services and resources available.

Since it is our goal to provide an enriched environment that will foster social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth for all of our children, we consider the aptitude and attitude of the student and the commitment of the parents to be integral to the admissions process.


Enrollment Policy

All families interested in a World Academy placement for their children may call and request a detailed tour of our school. While it isn’t a requirement that the student be present for the initial tour, it is encouraged, as we will need to meet the child before accepting him/her into our program. We also invite the student to visit and observe the classroom that the school selects as the best fit based on age, development and ability to be on target for appropriate future Kindergarten attendance. This will ensure the proper placement of your child in a program in which your child will flourish. Parents will be provided with an Ages and Stages Questionnaire on their tour which coincides with the chronological age of your child. This should be returned to school at the time of the student’s observation. After the visit, the school administration will be in contact with the parent to discuss the placement and review the next step in the enrollment process.



In order to finalize the enrollment process, the following forms and procedures must be completed and received 48 hours prior to a child starting in our program.

  • Registration Form turned in with the non-refundable Registration Fee and any tuition that may be due.
  • A copy of the necessary records (transcripts, up-to-date physical and immunization forms and other pertinent health, educational and/or legal records) on file at school by the first day of class (mandated by the State of NH)
  • Emergency Contact Information Form
  • Child Developmental History Form
  • Activities Permission Form and Waiver
  • Child Precaution Form
  • Financial Agreement Form (This acknowledges full understanding of and agreement with school payment policies, financial obligations and school procedures.)
  • Appropriate Ages and Stages Questionnaire

Meet the Staff

Kathleen Nelson

Founder / President

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Dr. Lisa Dias

Head of School

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Jessica Witkowski

ECE Director

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Angela Hehir

ECE Department Head

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Jennifer Daly

Emergent Kindergarten Teacher

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Jacki Vincent

Emergent Kindergarten Teacher

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Enrichment Staff

World Academy is creative and innovative with their course design. They make learning fun and teach sign language. They even expose children to technology that is why we chose World Academy! - Alesh and Dantal


Our enrichment programs are an important feature of a World Academy Preschool Education:

Sign Language

In support of today’s diverse learners, the use of American Sign Language in the classroom has grown considerably over the years. American Sign Language, as well as all additional language offerings, has been determined to enhance the natural progression of learning by bringing visual, auditory, and kinesthetic feedback to assist our teachers in reaching all students. Through sign language participation, students become actively engaged while increasing language and literacy development, in addition to encouraging positive interactions between peers and adults. It has been documented that young children introduced to various languages learn better in all subjects across the board and brain studies support increased neural connections on those who are exposed to multiple languages early in life.


Children’s exposure to interactive media and technology are progressively supplementally becoming a part of the context of young children’s growth and development, and such, have an additional role in the developmentally appropriate framework. Technology tools assist early childhood programs in fostering and expanding effective practices, intentionally selecting software that improves creativity, as a tool to view critically and to make decisions, in addition to, performing research, observing and documenting. The specific tech elements utilized at this time in our ECE classrooms consist of an overhead projector attached to a laptop with internet access for re-learning, critical thinking, collaboration, problem solving, etc. Radios that support music, story/listening centers that are utilized daily and digital photo frames within each preschool classroom to give feedback and individualization to the children.

Physical Education

The main goal of the Physical Education program for early childhood students at World Academy is to provide them with authentically planned structured activities to foster the development of their manipulative (gross motor) and locomotor skills. Activities that involve running, walking and skipping along with gross motor exercises such as catching and throwing are important components of our individualized program and child development, in general. All of the fundamental skills that the children work on during physical education classes are important building blocks for a healthy active future with skills based on good sportsmanship.


Our Arts Program provides students with the opportunity to express themselves visually. Our program explores the elements of art including shape, form, line, space, color, value and texture. Through the year, using different media, students develop their critical thinking skills including decision making, problem solving, creative and evaluation skills. Art production skills are developed using a variety of two and three-dimensional medial. When applicable, art history knowledge and concepts from other disciplines are also incorporated into lessons.

Other educational enhancements of World Academy

  • Individualized Student Plans for each student
  • Guidance and articulation for continued student success and placement
  • Seamless curriculum coordination and multiple intelligences considerations for every ability level and through all grades
  • Community service incorporated into the curriculum
  • Community service incorporated into the curriculum
  • Field Trips to curriculum-related educationally stimulating locations
  • Various safety programs at different levels to support efforts to stay healthy and safe


World Academy offers a constantly progressive schedule for our Preschool students, in addition to the enriched curriculum. The introduction of new activities is based on student interest.

Take a look at some of the activities below:

  • Child/teacher ratio of 12:1 with a maximum class of size of 23.
  • Individual Student Plans are created to provide a program tailored to each child.
  • Children participate in Physical Education classes that focus on refining gross and fine motor skills; Music classes that focus on reinforcing numbers and letters and introducing animal, family and descriptive words; Sign Language classes that focus on basic signs, colors, shapes, and animals.
  • Learning centers are designed to provide maximum challenge and interest while allowing children to freely refine their skills in a developmentally appropriate setting.
  • A Daily Note is sent home to apprise parents of their child’s day detailing activities, items discussed, and nap times, as well as, any special reminders.
  • Emphasis on peer interactions, lengthening of attention span, letter recognition, pre-reading skills, counting, writing, and math skills such as patterning and graphing.
  • The program is designed to provide a sense of empowerment, independence and encourage a respect for others.
  • Daily use of our playground, which is well planned, interesting, incorporates natural elements and is developmentally appropriate for four year olds.
  • Winter Celebration Performance and field trips to local places of interest are basic parts of the curriculum.
  • Extracurricular opportunities in Dance and Karate.
  • Progress Reports are sent home in January and June apprising parents of student progress and teachers are always available for conferences/meetings when requested.

I love World Academy because it get’s me a fantastic education and every teacher I have had is so nice! I chose this school because it is a school that has creative projects, field trips and so much more. - Margo Liakos


All programs include morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack, and all day education curricula. Breakfast is included for all students who attend prior to 8 AM.

A 5% tuition discount is offered for second and subsequent children in a family who enroll at World Academy

Tuition amounts shown for Emergent Kindergarten are monthly, and payment is due on the 15th of the month prior.

  • $125 - Non-Refundable Registration Fee Due With Registration Paperwork

Emergent Kindergarten Classes Meet Year Round - June to June.

Five Days

  • $1,1708:45am-5:00pm
  • $1,2058:45am-6:00pm
  • $1,2706:30am-5:00pm
  • $1,3006:30am-6:00pm