Previously referred to as KG2 (4 years to 5 years)
At Olivine School, learning becomes meaningful to PP1/KG2 when engaging experiences are based on their interests and prior knowledge. Our Curriculum combines Kindergarten readiness activities with the best early childhood standards from across the Nation.
A PP1/KG2 classroom features learning corners equipped with inviting and developmentally appropriate materials. We also structure the day to offer plenty of outdoor activity time, providing an opportunity for your child to learn while exercising her/his body as well as her/his mind.
The KG 2 classrooms at our school is designed to help your child make significant developmental gains, like communicating successfully, and working well both independently and in groups .Our highly trained teachers will prepare your child for Kindergarten and life beyond.
The curriculum is specifically designed to meet the child care and learning needs of four and five year old children. This challenging, fun and age-appropriate program engages the whole child helping to one thinking, reasoning and communicating. This program is made up Scholastic’s Building Language for Literacy program and theme-based curriculum. The curriculum focuses on writing, math, science, environment and social development.
We make sure that all children receive the attention they need to confidently tackle these learning opportunities – that ultimately will prepare them for Primary school/Junior.
Kindergarten readiness is so important that we’ve added a Back to Basics Math, Language & Literacy Program that complies with national standards for Kindergarten.
Building on Preschool learning, your child will experience learning by:
- Strengthening Reading Skills
- Practicing Writing Letters and Words
- Developing Math Skills
- Getting Ready for School
As PP1/KG 2 gain more self-esteem, they feel ready to take on the world. Our PP1/KG 2 Foundation program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and develop a love of lifelong learning.
Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, and science, Kiswahili and social skills. We’re proud of the work we do. In fact, Olivine School creates its programs to align to approximately to learning standards that progress sequentially across six developmental domains. Kindergarten 2 is a time when children are making connections between what they know and what they are learning. As they leave the world of playground school and head towards Primary/Junior school, children are learning to participate in routines, demonstrate ability to make decisions, and plan ahead. Daily activities are designed to help children continue to make decisions on their own and in the classroom. We prepare them for the next stage of their education while giving them a place to feel comfortable and safe to explore their interests.
- – Cognitive Development. – Creative Expression -Executive Function -Language and Literacy Development – Physical Development and Wellness – Social and Emotional Development
Add to this a healthy dose of running, swimming, jumping and movement to keep them active and you start to see why Olivine School is a true place in early childhood education.
PP1 Program Features
- Themed units that encourage your child’s curiosity, increase confidence, and support self-directed activities
- Hands-on experiences designed to boost problem solving and scientific thinking skills
- Daily small- and whole-group activities
- Observation-based assessments that track your child’s progress toward developmental milestones and school readiness.
- Portfolios that document growth and development through your child’s work
- Regular teacher-family communication, including ways you can continue the learning in your own home
Discover how our six areas of focus give your child endless opportunities
We guide your child in developing communication skills.
We use a language-rich environment to encourage children's development of early literacy skills through activities like daily read-aloud of high-quality children's literature to promote a love of reading, journal experiences that give your child the ability to practice writing letters and words, and multiple opportunities to identify and use letters and words to expand their vocabulary and practice their developing abilities to communicate.
We help your child gain higher-level thinking skills and him/her to reason and analyze.
We encourage the exploration of the physical properties of materials; use daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and support the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions.
We encourage the use of the senses to explore different materials; create opportunities to ask and answer open-ended questions; experiment with spatial relationships; and promote an understanding of sequencing such as first, next, and last.
We help your child refine motor skills.
We use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities, offer healthful food choices for snacks and meals, and encourage learning about the ways our bodies respond to the exercise and nutrition we take in.
We inspire your child to explore creative ideas and talents, by encouraging your child to think and create.
We encourage children to express themselves through creative arts and provide daily opportunities for children to paint, move, and sing, tell stories with puppets, and build and play in dramatic scenes. We provide numerous opportunities for your child to represent ideas through drawing and writing stories; invent unique dance moves; use props to dramatize stories; and express independent thinking and expression through art and music
We develop real-time problem-solving skill and help them find the answers for themselves
We support the application of knowledge in new ways. We encourage curiosity and choice, provide children the opportunity to problem-solve, demonstrate flexibility (in thinking) and use daily routines to promote memory. A guide to your child’s early education. We encourage your children to think through and solve problems by investigating, estimating, and testing solutions; build daily outdoor activities into the schedule designed to get your child thinking and moving; and give your child many choices to participate in activities that interest and challenge them.