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Welcome to Kindergarten!

Kindergarten is an essential and formative stage in a child's early education journey, designed to provide a strong foundation for their future learning. At this level, the focus is on building fundamental skills, and it's a place where young minds begin to discover the wonders of language, mathematics, and the world around them.

In the Kindergarten classroom, one of the primary areas of emphasis is phonemic awareness, which forms the bedrock of literacy. Teachers utilize evidence-based approaches such as ECRI (Enhanced Core Reading Instruction) and Heggerty phonics and phonological awareness resources, all meticulously aligned with the Science of Reading. Through these programs, students learn to understand and manipulate the sounds that make up words, a crucial step toward becoming proficient readers and writers.

In addition to literacy, Kindergarten is also a place where budding mathematicians start their journey into the world of numbers. Everyday Math, a comprehensive math curriculum, is employed to teach young learners fundamental mathematical concepts. This curriculum is supplemented with SpringMath, a program dedicated to helping students sharpen their math skills. The math program is thoughtfully aligned with the Science of Math, ensuring that students receive a strong and evidence-based mathematical foundation.

Kindergarten offers a well-rounded educational experience that extends beyond literacy and math. Students have the opportunity to explore other subjects, including Science and Social Studies. These subjects allow children to expand their knowledge of the world and develop critical thinking skills.

In addition to core academic subjects, Kindergarten also provides special classes in library, art, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics), music, and physical education. These "specials" classes offer a holistic approach to education, nurturing creativity, physical fitness, and a love for learning beyond the traditional classroom.

Kindergarten is a crucial stepping stone in a child's educational journey, as it sets the stage for their academic and personal development in the years to come. It's a place where young minds are encouraged to explore, learn, and grow in a supportive and engaging environment, with a strong emphasis on building foundational skills in phonemic awareness and mathematics while also fostering a broader understanding of the world and the arts.