Previously referred to as KG3 (5 years to 6 years)
This program is made up of Scholastic’s Building Language for Literacy program and theme-based curriculum. The curricula focus on writing, math, science 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 by adhering to Nation-mandated teacher-to-student ratios.
As children reach school age, our comprehensive, academically rich kindergarten program helps them explore, communicate, and create all in a nurturing, small-class setting. We present our unique curriculum of reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and physical fitness in an engaging way that encourages a lifelong love of learning. Our kindergarten program prepares children to confidently enter class/first grade. Everything we do is designed for kindergarten learning
Discover how our six areas of focus give your child endless opportunities
We help your child improve important language skills and enhance communication skills. We use daily journal activities to practice writing skills; help your child's early reading skills by connecting sounds to letters through picture and word collages; teach basic sight words in fun and engaging ways; and develop phonetic awareness through literacy-based games, books, and puzzles. We help your kindergartener participate in collaborative conversation on a variety of topics; support asking and answering, thought-provoking questions, reading aloud, and developing writing skills; and encourage expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas through individual and group discussion.
We prepare your child to reason and analyze and support your kindergartener in learning to gather information in new ways
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 provide opportunities to carry out scientific investigations, estimate, and measure; use maps, charts, and graphs to teach about geography; and provide kindergarten age-appropriate experiences with technology, earth science, life science, and physical science.
We provide opportunities for your child to practice social and emotional skills and help your child understand the importance of collaboration
We use character-building activities to help identify emotions; have group discussions to practice sharing ideas, thoughts, and feelings; and provide opportunities to cooperate, negotiate, problem-solve, and make independent choices. We provide opportunities for kindergarteners to work in teams; support taking turns to perform classroom jobs to develop cooperation skills, a sense of accomplishment, and pride; and develop a sense of community and cultural awareness through discussions about shared goals and experiences
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.