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What Your Kindergartener Will Learn

Our developmental approach to education allows our kindergartners opportunities to build on their foundational Preschool experiences while exploring the world around them, asking questions, and discovering new things. We continue to expand and develop strong math and early literacy skills. Our kindergartners learn through engaging and interactive lessons and activities where they are encouraged to develop independence as they become problem solvers and critical thinkers.

Early Literacy

Our kindergartners are immersed in a literacy-rich environment. We help build their foundation using the Jolly Phonics Curriculum, and the Lucy Calkins Reading Workshop Curriculum for beginning readers and writers.

Our teachers introduce beginning reading skills and focus on letters and sounds while meeting each child at their own level by helping students develop proficiency in small guided reading groups. As the students progress, our instruction is differentiated to meet each learner as they move forward from early literacy concepts to reading for comprehension and fluency.

Early Math

Our math curriculum uses games and manipulatives to engage our learners as they develop number concepts, problem-solving strategies and more.

Social/Emotional Development

As part of the Responsive Classroom curriculum, each morning our kindergartners participate in a morning meeting, which builds their classroom community and supports their social-emotional growth.

Through constructive play, children have the opportunity to develop social and interpersonal skills. Our children develop confidence in their learning capabilities and learn how to:

  • Adjust to new situations
  • Demonstrate self-confidence
  • Show independence in problem-solving
  • Play cooperatively
  • Share and take turns
  • Display self-control
  • Listen respectfully

Physical Development

Fine and gross motor skills are developed through:

  • Our weekly Hot Shot Sports program
  • Cutting, writing, lacing, building
  • Daily physical activity on our outdoor playground

Artistic Development

Our children appreciate free and creative expression. We cultivate young minds through various learning modalities:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Movement
  • Dramatic play
  • Storytelling

Intellectual Development

We engage children’s minds as they acquire knowledge and skills:

  • Following multistep directions
  • Actively participating in conversations
  • Understanding concepts of print
  • Identifying letters and sounds
  • Reading simple texts
  • Writing with inventive spelling
  • Identifying numbers
  • Counting by ones, fives and tens

Jewish Consciousness & Hebrew Language

In addition to our focus on teaching the whole child physically, emotionally, and cognitively, our integrated approach provides a strong foundation for our children as they begin to understand the Hebrew language and foster a love Torah, Mitzvot and Medinat Yisrael.

Our curriculum focuses on:

  • Tefilot and Brachot
  • Parshat HaShavua
  • Celebrating Shabbat and chagim
  • Chesed and mitzvot
  • Fostering a love for Am Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael

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