Kindergarten

The major goal of our Kindergarten Program is to prepare children for life in a safe and physically healthy environment and to stimulate and provide for cognitive, emotional, physical and social development.

To be eligible for our Kindergarten Program, the child must be 5 years old by December 1st of the school year they are enrolled in.  This is a requirement of the New York State Department of Education and your local school district.

Our Kindergarten Program includes:

Language and Literature

  • Oral language
  • Word building
  • Handwriting skills and spelling
  • Read aloud, poems, stories
  • Grammar

Science

  • Zoology – animal characteristics and habitats
  • Botany – plants and plant growth
  • Life cycles in nature – seasons and weather
  • Magnetism


Mathematics

  • Patterns
  • Classification
  • Numbers and number concepts
  • Graphs
  • Money
  • Computation – addition and subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Geometric shapes
  • Fractions

Art and Music

  • Cutting, gluing, painting
  • Drawing, modeling dough
  • Art appreciation
  • Musical activities – rhythm and singing

Gross Motor

  • Large motor skills, body movement
  • Imaginative play
  • Blocks, dramatics


World History and Geography

  • Our World – oceans and continents
  • Our Country – American history and geography

Other Activities

  • Practical life exercises
  • Sensorial discrimination
  • Social Studies
  • All About Me
  • Our Town/Country
  • Families
  • Traditions and Celebrations