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  • “Mrs. Gardner is special because she tells me about shells and the ocean, and the land too!”
  • “I love Miss Ciudad because she thinks I’m great.”
  • “Mrs. Gardner is the best teacher.  She is interesting and teaches us all kinds of new things.”
  • “I love Mrs. Gardner she teaches me everything.”

The kindergarten day begins earlier than the younger grades; it is from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Many children stay for After School Enrichment Classes and Picnic.

The Kindergarten program is designed to accommodate the Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten age eligible children. This program offers a rich integrated curriculum introducing children to an expansive variety of science and social studies themes. Children write their own stories, keep a journal, and participate in Readers Theater throughout the year. Instruction is individualized to allow for the wide range of skills and abilities, with the goal of creating life-long learners. The curriculum is adaptable to both the Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten age- group.

We offer one Kindergarten class, Monday-Friday.  The class has 18 children with a teacher and an aide.  Children must be 5 years by December 1st.

Sample Kindergarten Schedule:

8:30 Greeting, Morning Exploration and Free Choice Time
9:00 Morning Meeting/ Circle Time
9:15 Learning Centers: Language Arts (Wednesdays: Art/Music/Drama/Special Projects)
10:15 Snack
10:30 Outdoor Play
11:15 Math Lessons and Center Activities (Fridays: STEM Special Projects)
11:45 Rug Round-up (Oral Language Sharing and Closing Meeting/Story Time)
12:00 Dismissal