Classroom 5

4-5 Year Olds
  • Class Overview

  • Classroom 5

    Welcome to Room 5 at Crossroads! Room 5 is the largest classroom in the program with up to 24 students and 4 staff members. We serve program and nursery school children from the ages of 3 to 5. Many of the students in this classroom will be transitioning to kindergarten within a year. We are an integrated classroom that is comprised of both children with special needs and nursery school children. Our classroom activities focus on the development of skills that will help each child be successful in elementary school and beyond.

    Our program is designed to provide students with hands on experiences that meet their individual needs and learning styles. Some of the skills we work on are social skills, daily living skills, attending skills, literacy, math, science exploration, social studies, and more. Hand Writing Without Tears and Touch Math are two of many tools we use to teach these skills. Every day is exciting in Room 5 as children and staff share new experiences that help us grow.

    • Age Group:
      4-5 Year Olds
    • Class Size:
      24 Children
    • Health Care

      There is a Health Care Office that provides daily health checks of students. Office staff has been approved to administer medication.

    • Curriculum

      Thanks to grants, each classroom uses Handwriting Without Tears and TouchMath curriculum,

    • School Calendar

      Crossroads establishes and follows a school calendar similar to public school systems.

    • Security

      Crossroads is a secure building with restricted access.

    • Technology

      Classrooms and therapists use computers and iPads in daily lessons.

    • Library Time

      Crossroads has our own library that classrooms can visit. In addition, we visit the neighboring Schenectady County branch.

  • Class Educators

    With education and experience in early childhood care
    • Jill O'Dea
      Special Education Teacher Room 5
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Rebecca Oliver
      Early Childhood Teacher Room 5
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Kathy Kaiser
      Teaching Assistant Room 5
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Jillian Tramontina
      Teaching Assistant Room 5
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    Room 5's BTS Video 2020-21
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