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Kindergarten


Kindergarten One: 4-5 years old
Kindergarten Two: 5-6 years old

Our Kindergarten program consists of a balance of exploration or investigation, guided instruction, and inquisitive sessions. Children are given many opportunities to explore and investigate. These experiences allow children to build on their existing knowledge, create and clarify their own new understandings, and experience a variety of approaches to a problem or question to foster a well-rounded child. The goal of Kindergarten is to help children make a smooth transition to Grade One and to improve their chances of success in school and beyond.

In this level, children experience a hands-on approach to learning with opportunities for both teacher-directed and self-directed activities. They discuss the meaning of stories that are read to them and begin to write their own stories, experiencing the pleasure of authorship. They practice beginning math concepts, and apply them to practical experiences such as recording attendance, tracking the weather, and analyzing the "taste test of the day."

Kindergarten experiences are well structured, observed and recorded to ensure each child's progression. Parents are kept up to date with our daily Mighty Snapshot, which highlights an activity the students do on a particular day. This serves not only as information to parent, but also as a talking prompt at home for parents to have meaningful discussion regarding their day at school.