Kindergarten Curriculum

Language Arts

Language Arts is the core of the Kindergarten curriculum. The primary goals are to provide students with the necessary skills to become fluent readers, to encourage them to be effective communicators with both spoken and written language and to teach them to write legibly and to foster cooperation and collaborative learning among students.

Course content includes:

  • Listening Skills
  • Handwriting
  • Language Development
  • Reading Readiness

Mathematics

The Kindergarten Mathematics curriculum promotes expansion of the Kindergarten child’s range of mathematics through developmentally appropriate practice and natural inquiry. Math transcends the disciplines by incorporating content into the daily routines in the classroom and by building upon the Kindergarten child’s store of mathematical understanding and knowledge.

Course content includes:

  • Counting
  • Patterns
  • Numerals
  • Organizing Information
  • Measurement
  • Money
  • Time
  • Number Operations
  • Fractions
  • Shapes

Social Studies

The Kindergarten Social Studies curriculum centers on the student’s place in his family, community, country and world. The primary goals of this inquiry-based program are to encourage the students to explore the time and place in which he lives, discover how people live in various parts of the world.

Course content includes:

  • Self and Family
  • Community
  • Country
  • Our World

Art

Children are introduced to the basic elements of art such as line, shape, texture, form, and color. They will discover their inner creativity and develop a deep appreciation for art.

Course content includes:

  • Clay
  • Painting
  • Color Wheel
  • Two- and Three-Dimensional Art
  • Mixing Secondary Colors
  • Tempera Paint and Watercolors
  • Well-Known Arts
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture
  • How To Use and Care for Art Materials

Music

The overall objective of music in the Preschool and Kindergarten years is to provide a time of personal, active, physical and concrete music experiences. The program has at its heart singing, movement, playing instruments, listening and improvisation. Many different rhymes, songs and games will be introduced. The introduction of rhythm, tempo and pitch will stimulate growth and love of music. Using props and instruments will enhance the students’ creativity.

Course content includes:

  • Singing
  • Movement
  • Improvisation
  • Playing Instruments
  • Listening

Computer Science

In Kindergarten, students take part in a weekly computer science class in our computer lab. Students are introduced to the parts of the computer, learning how to identify and use the keyboard, CPU, headphones, mouse and monitor. Much of the Kindergarten class is focused on becoming familiar with the various functions of the computer and navigating simple programs. Digital Citizenship and Safety will also be discussed, covering topics such as staying safe online and identifying kid-friendly websites. Touch typing is also introduced, helping children learn where letters are located on the keyboard and how to use the keyboard.