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Kiddie Country’s KindergartenKiddie Country’s Kindergarten
ProgramProgram
“Kindergarten children are confident in
spirit, ...
A typical day includes…A typical day includes…
• Circle Time
• Reading instruction
• Writing
• Phonics instruction
• Math
...
Let’s get started!Let’s get started!
• We begin our kindergarten
day at 8:45 with Circle
Time.
• We talk about the day’s
a...
Our Language Arts ProgramOur Language Arts Program
• All three components are offered on a daily basis
during our 45 minut...
We teach reading skills in manyWe teach reading skills in many
ways, every day.ways, every day.
• Quality books are read t...
We write every day!We write every day!
• Children are encouraged to write using phonetic
sounds. Spacing, punctuation, etc...
We study and use phonetic soundsWe study and use phonetic sounds
every day.every day.
• We use the Phonovisual
Program, an...
Our daily math time features theOur daily math time features the
Saxon Math program.Saxon Math program.
Saxon Math:
• Deve...
Math is engaging and fun!Math is engaging and fun!
The children love using our
many appealing math materials.
We explore Social Studies & ScienceWe explore Social Studies & Science
topics every day.topics every day.
• Do the stars s...
A world of wonder…A world of wonder…
We’ll find out the
answers in
kindergarten, as
well as explore
dozens of topics.
Our ...
Social Studies & ScienceSocial Studies & Science
• Units include
dinosaurs, American
History, feelings,
weather, outer spa...
We play with friends.We play with friends.
• Kindergarten children are
intensely interested in
interacting with their
peer...
We play outside on the playground.We play outside on the playground.
We paint, collage, color, andWe paint, collage, color, and
celebrate ourcelebrate our creativitycreativity every day!every...
We sing, dance, and play instruments duringWe sing, dance, and play instruments during
music class.music class.
Afternoon Learning CentersAfternoon Learning Centers
• After a brief rest, it’s
time for afternoon
kindergarten!
• What a ...
What is our educational focus during theWhat is our educational focus during the
afternoon portion of our program?afternoo...
Afternoon KindergartenAfternoon Kindergarten
• On Tuesdays, we attend Spanish class.
Field Trips & Special EventsField Trips & Special Events
• From touching authentic dinosaur bones to
a scavenger hunt at t...
We help our community.We help our community.
• We consistently collect over 100 sets of warm pajamas for the
nonprofit Paj...
Our Goal: An Excellent EducationOur Goal: An Excellent Education
• Outstanding
teacher/student ratios
• Engaging curriculu...
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  1. 1. Kiddie Country’s KindergartenKiddie Country’s Kindergarten ProgramProgram “Kindergarten children are confident in spirit, infinite in resources, and eager to learn. Everything is still possible.” Robert Fulghum
  2. 2. A typical day includes…A typical day includes… • Circle Time • Reading instruction • Writing • Phonics instruction • Math • Playing with friends • Handwriting • Science or social studies lesson • Outdoor play • Art • Snacks and lunch • Music • Rest time • Afternoon learning centers
  3. 3. Let’s get started!Let’s get started! • We begin our kindergarten day at 8:45 with Circle Time. • We talk about the day’s activities, the calendar, and the weather, and recite The Pledge of Allegiance. • We also include a special activity such as a book, a game, or a Mystery Reader.
  4. 4. Our Language Arts ProgramOur Language Arts Program • All three components are offered on a daily basis during our 45 minute literacy period • Each component is tailored to meet individual needs The Alphabetic Principle (featuring the Phonovisual Approach) Daily Writing ExperiencesLiterature/Reading Instruction
  5. 5. We teach reading skills in manyWe teach reading skills in many ways, every day.ways, every day. • Quality books are read to the children multiple times each day • Children read independently using a wide range of leveled texts • Guided reading instruction is conducted in small groups • Comprehension strategies are both modeled and intentionally developed
  6. 6. We write every day!We write every day! • Children are encouraged to write using phonetic sounds. Spacing, punctuation, etc. are modeled and reinforced as the year progresses. • Students learn to spell common sight words
  7. 7. We study and use phonetic soundsWe study and use phonetic sounds every day.every day. • We use the Phonovisual Program, an organized method of teaching phonics • Children master beginning sounds and ending sounds • They then add vowels and can now spell and sound out many, many words
  8. 8. Our daily math time features theOur daily math time features the Saxon Math program.Saxon Math program. Saxon Math: • Develops concepts through “hands on” experiences • Includes worksheets and problem solving activities • Covers numeration, geometry, measurement, money, fractions, spatial relationships, graphing, patterns, data analysis, addition, and subtraction
  9. 9. Math is engaging and fun!Math is engaging and fun! The children love using our many appealing math materials.
  10. 10. We explore Social Studies & ScienceWe explore Social Studies & Science topics every day.topics every day. • Do the stars shine during the day? • Who was Rosa Parks? • What makes a shadow? • What was King George III’s reaction to the Declaration of Independence?
  11. 11. A world of wonder…A world of wonder… We’ll find out the answers in kindergarten, as well as explore dozens of topics. Our questions are endless!
  12. 12. Social Studies & ScienceSocial Studies & Science • Units include dinosaurs, American History, feelings, weather, outer space, seasons, holidays, cultures around the globe, creatures large and small, and much, much, more.
  13. 13. We play with friends.We play with friends. • Kindergarten children are intensely interested in interacting with their peers. • They become more skilled at sharing and taking turns. • They are able to use proactive strategies to organize, direct, and sustain interactions - and play - with others.
  14. 14. We play outside on the playground.We play outside on the playground.
  15. 15. We paint, collage, color, andWe paint, collage, color, and celebrate ourcelebrate our creativitycreativity every day!every day!
  16. 16. We sing, dance, and play instruments duringWe sing, dance, and play instruments during music class.music class.
  17. 17. Afternoon Learning CentersAfternoon Learning Centers • After a brief rest, it’s time for afternoon kindergarten! • What a wonderful opportunity for individual enrichment or practice!
  18. 18. What is our educational focus during theWhat is our educational focus during the afternoon portion of our program?afternoon portion of our program? • Mondays: Science • Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: Math, Literacy, Arts & Crafts, and Handwriting
  19. 19. Afternoon KindergartenAfternoon Kindergarten • On Tuesdays, we attend Spanish class.
  20. 20. Field Trips & Special EventsField Trips & Special Events • From touching authentic dinosaur bones to a scavenger hunt at the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum, our multiple field trips… • INSPIRE! • ENTHUSE! • EDUCATE!
  21. 21. We help our community.We help our community. • We consistently collect over 100 sets of warm pajamas for the nonprofit Pajama Program that distributes pajamas to children in shelters, group homes, foster care, and orphanages. • We offer a second outreach opportunity in the spring, which is tailored to a specific interest of the class.
  22. 22. Our Goal: An Excellent EducationOur Goal: An Excellent Education • Outstanding teacher/student ratios • Engaging curriculum with great attention to meeting each child’s needs • Full day kindergarten
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Kiddie Country Developmental Learning Center Kindergarten Overview

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