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Full Day Kindergarten



Communication
KindergartenAs with all classrooms, the Full Day Kindergarten room has a Parent Information Board located just outside of the classroom. Posted on this board are lesson plans, menus, information on upcoming events, as well as a weekly newsletter. Each day, folders are sent home with any reminders or information for parents. Daily emails are also sent out each afternoon so parents are updated on what their children did each day in kindergarten.

A back to school night is hosted each fall, along with a math night for family members to experience the math activities kindergartners do on a daily basis. Parent-teacher conferences are also held two times a year, and by parent request.

Curriculum


Teaching strategies at The Learning Tree are based on how young children learn. Our Kindergarten program strives to prepare children for the first grade. Some of the curriculum goals include:

  • Provide a positive experience for their first year of formal schooling
  • Literacy rich program-literacy activities are incorporated throughout the day
  • Math is taught using the Everyday Math Program, which is used in many surrounding schools
  • Children spend one on one time with the teacher at least once a week with a reading activity
  • Encourage parent involvement through parent nights
  • Foster positive identity and a sense of well-being
  • Develop social skills by providing opportunities for sharing, caring, and helping
  • Encourage children to practice good citizenship and work cooperatively together
  • Encourage children to think, reason, question, and experiment
  • Provide a print-rich environment
  • Encourage and demonstrate sound health, safety, and nutritional practices
  • Fitness is part of the program-children learn and practice yoga
  • Provide opportunities for creative expression, representation, and appreciation for the arts
  • Develop awareness that other families’ and childrens’ culture may be different or similar
  • Initiate discussions and activities to teach respect and appreciation for differences among people