Kindergarten Curriculum

Our program engages learners in a way that ensures they become active explorers  in our world. As they seek answers to life’s difficult questions, they quickly  grasp the power inherent in the learning process. Multi-faceted educational  activities are combined with access to a variety of resources and tools. This  provides students with the ability to embrace academic challenges while  developing the drive to become life-long learners.

Reading

Early literacy training provided in our dynamic, supportive, and nurturing environment  is the cornerstone of our kindergarten program.  Reading, writing, and phonics are integral to  the curriculum, with an emphasis on decoding and spelling words.  Teacher and children read predictable print  books and have a literature focus on Nursery Rhymes and several authors  including Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, and Maurice Sendak.  Moreover, each kindergartner completes their  first book report with our Librarian. This is the time when cognitive and  linguistic capacities emerge, and our program enhances this development.

Math

The math curriculum is designed to provide rich, meaningful, and engaging  experiences through hands-on math exploration utilizing real world scenarios,  math fact songs, and manipulatives. These not only provide the building blocks  of math, but also a strong foundation for years to come.  We have found that by providing a quality  education in a Christian atmosphere, our students are able to develop academic  skills that enhance learning.

Science & Social Studies

Science and Social Studies are  integrated across the kindergarten curriculum.   In the case of Science, we utilize real world scenarios, problem  solving/hypothesis formation , as well as cooking activities and field  trips.  Through scientific experimentations,  the students are put in touch with the living and physical world around  them.   The Social Studies curriculum exposes  students to a global perspective that enhances their understanding and  appreciation of cultural diversity.    Special emphasis is placed on international countries, holidays and an  annual school-wide International Day performance.  As an added bonus, each child receives a  scholastic magazine that expands on historical concepts.

Specialized Classes:  Art, PE, Spanish, Computers, Music & Library

Each kindergarten has specialized teachers for each of the following:  Art, PE, Spanish, Computers, Music and Library.   The teachers in each of these specialized classes are truly experts in their respective areas.  The students get exposed to various topics and teaching styles.  Each specialized classes meets once a week, with PE meeting twice a week.