Preschool/Kindergarten Age 4 1/2 – 6
The Preschool/Kindergarten program continues to focus on emotional, social, and academic development. Development in these areas must be carefully balanced to effectively meet the evolving needs of each student.
Preschool/Kindergarten students remain in a sensitive stage for order, sensorial learning, and language development. They begin to possess a “conscious mind” that allows them to direct themselves more effectively and apply themselves to and complete more complex tasks. They will repeat an activity until they have mastered it and then move sequentially to the next activity. By giving the students freedom combined with responsibility, they are able to progress through the curriculum at their own pace by making choices that enable them to maximize their development.
Social development includes learning to make the transition between home and school, gaining a more positive selfimage, increasing independence, and developing the skills to work and play cooperatively with other children. Students also begin to establish a strong work ethic by developing self-discipline, increasing responsibility, and working independently.
At the Kindergarten level, the students begin to participate in Technology once a week and Physical Education twice a week. Increased academic responsibilities include daily journal writing and a work plan, which develop valuable work habits.
Subject areas include practical life activities, sensorial lessons, language, mathematics, cultural studies and science, music, Spanish, art, library and media, and physical education. Learn more in our detailed curriculum guide.