Pre-K (Suggested Ages 3 ½ -4 ½)

Suggested Developmental Outcomes:
History
Children begin to develop an understanding of themselves, their families, their communities, and the larger world through a historical lens and Biblical perspective.
English
They can demonstrate the use of expressive and receptive vocabulary, conversational skills, and effective communication.
Reading
Children develop phonological awareness, knowledge of the alphabet, and early reading and writing skills. They engage in active-listening readings in both Bible Study and educational literature.
Science
They can understand, observe, describe, predict, and gather data about the natural and physical world. We devote a great deal of time to hands-on learning in this stage to allow children the opportunity to feel and observe parts of the natural and physical world.
Spelling
They can demonstrate age appropriate sight-word reading through phonological awareness and replicate words through learned awareness.
Handwriting
Children develop the ability to demonstrate the early construction of the English alphabet from A to Z. We observe the progression of skills throughout the module and provide additional support to ensure that your child is able to advance to the next developmental level.
Bible Study (NIV)
Children actively participate in Biblical studies. They cycle through the Bible three times throughout the MFW program and it is incorporated in all approaches of study to help ensure a Christ-centered education.
Mathematics
They learn and recognize patterns, sorting, and graphing skills. They focus on counting and learning number groups. Mathematics lessons are hands-on and repetitious to ensure understanding and skill retainment.
Physical Development
Children develop fine and gross motor skills through lessons, and physical play.
Social-Emotional Development

They develop the ability to show self-awareness, as well as offer respect and empathy.
SAMPLE ACTIVITY: Self Acceptance (Active Reading-The Bad Seed)
Milestone:
 Learning about self.
Desired Outcome: Begins using emotion words (e.g., “That hurt my feelings.”) to get needs met, as opposed to simply acting out needs.

NOTE THAT CHILDREN MUST BE POTTY TRAINED. STAFF WILL NOT ASSIST WITH TOLIETING UNLESS THE CHILD HAS AN EMERGENCY OR ILLNESS RELATED INCIDENT. IN SUCH EVENT, TOLIETING ASSISTANCE WILL BE PROVIDED BY TWO STAFF MEMBERS TO ENSURE VISUAL SUPERVISION AND REPORTING/DOCUMENTATION OF INCIDENT.

Kindergarten (Suggested Ages 4 ½ -5 ½)

Suggested Developmental Outcomes:
History

Children expand and explore the larger world through a historical lens and Biblical perspective. We begin to discover other countries, cultures, timelines.
SAMPLE ACTIVITY: Exploring the globe-creating personal TIMELINE
Milestone: Learning about self-teaching about personal and family history
Desired Outcome: Gains simple awareness of cultures and history.

English, Reading, Spelling, and Handwriting
In this developmental stage, these four core approaches work together in collaboration to advance naming and correctly writing all the letters (upper- and lowercase) of the alphabet, correctly placing sounds in order, reading and writing short words, and contribute to the expansion in early writing, story-telling, reading, vocabulary, and communication.
Science
Children engage in hands-on learning experiences to explore, discover, and investigate themes including animals, health/body, and feelings, weather/seasons, and growing.
Bible Study (NIV)
We further the continuation of Biblical studies and activities allowing the child the ability to repeat learned verses and study. Peer to peer learned transfer is encouraged.
Mathematics

Through large and small group instruction, routines, and independent work, children learn important mathematical concepts such as ordering (advanced), complex patterns, simple addition and subtraction. Children also advance in counting and number grouping.
SAMPLE ACTIVITY: MEASURING SCAVENGER HUNT
Desired Outcome: Measuring: Uses non-standard units (e.g., paper clips, coins, Legos) to measure length.

Physical Development and Health
Children learn valuable lessons about health, physical fitness and nutrition.
Social-Emotional Development
Children begin to demonstrate bonds of friendship and form peer groups. Children gain awareness of social cues and etiquette. Children also begin to develop a sense of self (identity). Independence and Christ-like morals and values are discussed and encouraged.

1st Grade (Suggested Ages 5 ½ -6 ½)

Suggested Developmental Outcomes:
History
Children begin to learn about significant events in U.S. history. This module of curriculum is packed with lessons, activities, and short stories about important people, places, events and serves to provide a well-rounded view of our history from a Christian perspective.
English
Does your child know the 26 letter sounds (consonants and short vowels)? They master this milestone during this developmental stage. We also expand on letter families, add in more complex sight words, and practice reading out loud to tackle those tricky letter sounds and build confidence.
Reading

Children take an in-depth look at God's Story, followed by lessons on phonics to produce an independent reader. They are expected to be able to read without pictures or cues at this stage. Children begin to work independently on phonics, spelling, and handwriting skills. By mid-year, children are anticipated to be reading Bible stories in a beginning level Bible Reader (books at reader level 1-2/1st grade or advanced 2-3/2nd grade). Children will be able to identify parts of a story, make predictions, and write their own stories (distinguishing between fact and fiction).

Science
Children learn about nature, using three age appropriate, engaging MFW science books. They discuss life cycles, photosynthesis, weather patterns, describe the eco-system and our living environment. We grow and release butterflies and create our own worm farm.
Spelling
They can demonstrate age appropriate sight-word reading through phonological awareness and replicate words with little assistance through learned skill.
Handwriting
Children have the ability to demonstrate the appropriate construction of the English alphabet from A to Z and advance to the early construction of words and sentences. They are introduced to and begin to use grammar and punctuation to form effective communication.
Bible Study (NIV)
Much of the Biblical study during this module takes place through the independent and active readings so we focus on daily Devotions and revisit significant parts of the Bible previously learned.
Mathematics
Children focus on a review of foundational mathematical principles with manipulatives and a supplementary math workbook to advance to the introduction of Common Core Mathematics. We prepare children to move to Saxon mathematics the following year by including introductory concepts. Children should have a mastery of previous mathematical milestones prior to advancement.
Physical Development
Children develop the ability complete more complex physical activities. They begin to explore climbing and chasing games with peers and take risks without adult assistance or the need for approval.
Social-Emotional Development

Children become aware of peer acceptance and the complexities of friendships. Children begin to demonstrate individual preferences toward the acceptance of others-we encourage acceptance of all God’s children and expressively voice that we are all made in His image.
SAMPLE ACTIVITY: The unlikely “Z” the Story Of Zacchaeus
Milestone: Learning about acceptance.
Desired Outcome: Demonstrates acceptance of others, shows willingness to overcome discomfort to welcome new peers or individual’s that child has little to no exposure.

2nd Grade (Suggested Ages 6 ½ -7 ½)

Suggested Developmental Outcomes:
History
We travel back in time and explore U.S. history from a Christian perspective with fascinating stories, hands-on activities, a timeline, and a student-created history notebook. We study the names of Jesus, learning about His character while reading from a grade-level Bible. Science lessons correlate with the names of Jesus, and U.S. history spotlights the biblical character of America's forefathers.
Reading
Much of the reading in the Module is derived from independent Bible study and engagement with reading text. Children read aloud to practice skills and build confidence and provide tutors with the opportunity to observe the child and measure development.
English, Spelling, and Handwriting
Children complete independent and guided lessons from the “Language Lessons for Today” (2nd Grade edition) during this module. The text/workbook guides children through new linguistic concepts and continues to enhance practice with independent spelling and handwriting skills. During this stage, children are encouraged to pick up an extracurricular foreign language lesson (not offered by Wiggle Worms Developmental Tutoring).
Bible Study (NIV)
Here children advance to more complex readings of the Bible and focus on: Jesus-Bread of Life, the Lamb of God, the Good Shepherd, the Rock, and more. We complete hands-on activities, projects and memory verses. Children read the Bible for themselves using the NIrV Discoverer's Bible for Young Readers. This Bible, based on the NIV and adapted for beginning readers, uses large 12-point type. We encourage continued and repetitious reading at home to parents/caregivers and peers to strengthen reading skills and share the Word!
Mathematics
Children are fully immersed in Saxon Mathematics during this module. We begin to build upon our previous introductions and work to get children comfortable with new concepts as we depart from work with manipulatives and hand-on learning.
Physical Development
Children leap to refining coordination of large and small muscles and eye-hand coordination. They become less “clumsy” in locomotion and can now move in-time or to beat or rhythm of music or repetition. These developments contribute to greater hand control and sharp and concise handwriting skills.
Social-Emotional Development
Children’s interest in peers intensifies during this developmental stage, they begin to prefer friendships with the same gender, look more toward peers for approval than adults, and begin to mark “friendships” by give and take, mutual trust and shared experiences.

Virtual and Hybrid Learners

Learn About Our Policy

All children enrolled in the Supplemental Tutoring Program must complete and submit all enrollment paperwork prior to attendance. Parents/Caregivers must provide documented proof of virtual/hybrid learning election. Tuition is due a full week or a full month in advance (monthly payments receive 10% discount rate) prior to attendance. A $35 registration and supply fee is required upon registration and is utilized for material supplies. Each child will also be required to supply his/her own personal material supplies to help reduce germ exposure. The supply’s are inclusive to those required by your child(ren’s) specific school supply, however must also include supply’s noted as “BASICS” on the supply list included in the enrollment packet. Supplies are expected the first day of attendance. You may be asked to replenish broken, damaged, used supplies through-out the year as needed.
See our days and rates page for information on days of attendance available and rates. Please also review our General Information/Guidelines, Drop-off/Pick-up Policy, COVID Policy, Sick Policy and Emergency Procedures.
Please note that Wiggle Worms Developmental and Supplemental Tutoring Programs does not provide grades or attendance records of any kind for academic purposes for any reason.
Wiggle Worms is ADA compliant, and we will agree to provide accommodations within reason to provide tutoring services to any child with disabilities or special need accommodation requirements upon written request.

Tutoring Program

Flexible Options to Support Your Family

Is there uncertainty about what is happening in your school district? Potential scheduling issues? Disrupted routines? Don’t worry, we have you covered!

We’re here to support our virtual and hybrid learners during these uncertain times. We encourage small peer groups in both of our programs to bolster the education and safety of our children and to provide better one-on-one tutor instruction. Our structured, supervised program for elementary school students (Kindergarten through 5th grade) offers a great start and finish to every school day by allowing children to progress with their own educators in a virtual or hybrid setting. We fill in any gaps and assist as needed with educational tutoring and provide physical activities, crafts, reading/literature, healthy snacks, and a positive environment that fosters development and growth that closely mimics the average school day.

We provide several enrollment options and even offer a full-day option for those who need more support.  Note that enrollment options are based on availability and must be paid in advance.

Our Tutors are trained to provide the following supplemental Tutoring for your virtual or hybrid student: