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Our Kindergarten curriculum offers an engaging and intimate environment (4 sections of 12-16 students) for children to develop into life-long learners. Each section is educated by a lead teacher and an assistant.
Kindergarten content areas include language arts, mathematics, social studies, physical education, Spanish, music, science enrichment, computer science, library, visual art, and the potential for individualized math/reading enrichment.
Ten themes, such as “Colors All Around,” “Let’s Count,” and “A World of Animals” are explored throughout the kindergarten year. These thematic units provide systematic review and practice of key skills. In order to meet individual needs, teachers combine assessment with instruction as a means of evaluating students’ progress. University of Chicago’s Everyday Mathematics, Handwriting without Tears, Gear it Up (Wright Group), developmentally appropriate reading groups, and Orff Schulwerk Music have been chosen as the perfect match for our Kindergarten philosophy.
Outside of the busy day full of fine arts, math manipulatives, rest, and recess, students love our extra-curricular programs and special events on the 85 acre campus. Some examples for Kindergarten include the Fine Arts Academy (private or group instruction), Chess, Cheerleading, Baseball, Gymnastics, Soccer, Reading Buddies, Trips to Gallrein Farms, Blackacre Nature Preserve, and the Kentucky Center for the Arts.
Parent involvement, from homework to school participation, is crucial for a child’s success. Here at KCD, we offer excellent opportunities for parents to get involved, such as the Parent Association, Fine Arts Guild, Athletics Booster Club, Celebrate Traditions, Exploremore, Classroom Events, Lunch Parent Program, and many other committee opportunities.