Kindergarten

Pupil/Teacher Ratio 15:2

 

In our Kindergarten, the Orton Gillingham Approach to the development of reading readiness and emergent reader skills is augmented through the Imagine It! curriculum for early literacy and language skills.  Kindergartners continue to extend their basic math concepts understanding through Everyday Mathematics and the use of multi-sensory math materials.  Kindergartners are introduced to other countries and cultures through their participation in country visits which represents their social studies curriculum. They participate in Chapel, Art, Music, Science and Library. Each year, they present a Thanksgiving play and perform the leading roles in the preschool’s Christmas pageant. The year ends with their very first graduation.

Handwriting Without Tears was developed by Jan Olsen, an occupational therapist, who has specialized in handwriting for more than 25 years. Handwriting Without Tears is a simple, developmentally based curriculum for writing readiness – printing and cursive. Its multi-sensory lessons teach to all learning styles – visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic. (Three-Year-Olds, Pre-K, and Kindergarten)
Everyday Mathematics was developed with the belief that children rarely learn a new concept or skill the first time they experience it. Because concepts are more fully understood after repeated exposure, topics (or “strands”) in Everyday Mathematics are taught progressively throughout the age levels. These strands include numeration; operations and computation; patterns, functions, and algebra; geometry; measurement and reference frames; and data and chance. Each age level builds on and extends concept understanding so that children approach each new challenge from a firmly established foundation. (Pre-K, Kindergarten)