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Kindergarten

Goals and Objectives
KKindergarten is a transitional year in the life of a young child. It is the first experience with “big” or “real” school. The first several weeks of school are dedicated to helping children to adjust to new surroundings and routines. There is a strong emphasis on social skills as well as academic skills.

Our classroom uses an approach called The Responsive Classroom to help build a caring community. Its key components are:

Classroom Organization
Morning Meeting
Rules and Logical Consequences
Academic Choice
Guided Discovery
Assessment and Reporting

The goal of this proactive approach is to build a classroom into a learning community where high social and academic goals are attained.

NAEYC
Our classroom is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Its standards include:

  • Providing positive relationships for all children to encourage each child’s sense of individual worth
  • Implementing developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Implementing effective teaching practices that are culturally and linguistically appropriate
  • Providing ongoing assessments and communicating progress to families
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with each child’s family
  • Providing a safe and healthy physical environment

Progress Assessment and Reporting
All Kindergarten students are screened in the September and parents are notified if there are any concerns. Individual student progress is reported four times throughout the year.