Kindergarten

The purpose of the full day Kindergarten is to enhance children╩╝s overall development - not to rush them into academics at an earlier age. The intent is not to add additional outcomes for Kindergarten, but to allow teachers more time to address all five areas of child development;

1. Aesthetic and Artistic Development
2. Emotional and Social Development
3. Intellectual Development
4. Physical Development and Well-Being
5. Development of Social Responsibility

Kindergarten children learn through play. In playing, children express, explore, combine and extend what they have learned;

1. about the sights, sound, smells and textures of the world around them
2. about the words, signs, symbols and customs of their language and culture
3. and about their own and other people╩╝s thoughts, feelings, ideas and sensations.

In the play scenarios children invent and explore by themselves with other children, they bring together everything they have learned and are wondering about. In play, children represent and transform the world around them, providing other children and adults with a window into their thoughts and perceptions and often helping adults to the world in new ways.