Our kindergarten program was created to offer families a natural next step for their child’s early childhood education. We are entering our seventh year of offering kindergarten to a small number of families. The hours are Monday 8:30-11:30, and Tuesday through Friday 8:30-2:30. We offer a small group size which lends itself beautifully to the needs of the kindergarten child. We offer many special programs, including weekly Spanish lessons, weekly gym classes at Teamworks, visits with the librarian at the Westborough Public Library, and bi-monthly music classes. We are able to explore the diverse cultures of our kindergarten families through our country study from which our curriculum evolves. We strive to help your child learn to respect and honor differences among people.
Journal work, shared literacy, cross curriculum activities and a print rich environment will help your child become a capable communicator. Children are introduced to a wide variety of literature, including big books, predictable books, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Our social studies curriculum progresses from the self, to friends, family and finally to the community. We visit the Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital several times each year to visit and sing to the clients. We use field trips as a way to enhance our curriculum, explore some of the learning environments in our community and encourage group interaction outside the classroom. In the past few years, we have visited the Berlin orchards to see how maple syrup is made, the Ecotarium after an animal study, Tower Hill to wrap up a planting unit, and Higgins Armory after studying life in the medieval times.
Our primary goal is to offer children their first taste of what we hope will be a life-long love of learning!
|Kindergarten Daily Schedule|
|1:20-1:40||Specials (Science, Math, Spanish, Art or Music)|