English Kindergarten

Children must be 5 years of age by the end of December. Currently, the class size is 18 children. Our kindergarten program offers children a safe arena in which to explore and develop. We encourage and celebrate diversity of culture, experience, language, and ability.

 Children gain strong social skills through a sense of community and learn reading and language skills, basic writing techniques, and mathematics.
Children are registered, the calendar is consulted, and daily events are discussed.
Pre-reading skills, writing, reading, comprehension, and fine-motor skills are all emphasized. Our Language program takes into consideration each child's strengths and weaknesses and encourages enjoyment and mastery of the above skills using a combination of phonics and whole-language techniques.
We focus on basic number concepts such as patterns, sequencing, comparisons, numbers to 20, counting to 100, data handling, measurement, time and addition. Learning takes place through large and small group games, activities and individual work.
Approximately twelve areas of science are studied each year. While they may vary, some examples include weather, the five senses, dinosaurs, materials and major animal groups. This program is based on exploration, curiosity and discovery.
Approximately eight topics are covered each year and may or may not be studied in connection with a science theme. While they may vary, some examples include wonderful you and your family, homes, celebrations around the world, our local area and outer space.
The children are exposed to a wide range of creative outlets, such as painting, building, cutting, gluing, and drawing. The concepts and themes covered in the classroom are highlighted and reinforced through the creation of arts and crafts.
Kindergarten children attend music class once a week and learn about instruments, sound and rhythms through musical games and songs.