At Keystone Oaks, we understand how important it is to make the right choice for your child's first year of school. Keystone Oaks teachers, staff and administrators are dedicated to working with families and their children to ensure that the transition to kindergarten is as easy and exciting as possible.
Attending kindergarten is important for child development and future educational success:
Keystone Oaks kindergarten curriculum is designed to ensure that your child is engaged in a supportive learning environment and learns the necessary skills for educational success through a variety of interactive, hands-on lessons and activities. Attending Kindergarten is an important step in helping your child develop readiness skills for future academic success. At the conclusion of the kindergarten program, your child will:
- Kindergarten helps children prepare for the transition from home to school and entry into first grade.
- Children who attend kindergarten develop the skills necessary for educational success through hands-on and interactive learning experiences.
- The age at which a child attends kindergarten is a significant period in development when independence, initiative, decision-making, creativity, learning ability, relating to others and feelings of self-worth begin.
- Develop independence and responsibility
- Enhance fine and gross motor skills
- Be able to think creatively and solve problems independently and as part of a group
- Cooperate with others, listen and follow directions
Establishing a daily routine is very important in Kindergarten. Below is a snapshot of what a day in Kindergarten at Keystone Oaks looks like:
Upon arrival, students:
Students learn math concepts, such as:
- Put away belongings in their cubbies/lockers
- Bring homework and announcement folders in to the classroom
- Begin to complete independent morning work
- Listen to announcements and say the Pledge of Allegiance
Science in Kindergarten is an inquiry-based learning program that enables students to develop valuable skills, such as problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork as they explore the five senses through the world of fabric. Kindergarten students enjoy gym, music, art, library and STEAM activities time each week.
- Recognizing and quantifying numbers, patterns, number sense and place value over the course of the year
- Demonstrating problem-solving strategies
- Solving simple addition and subtraction problems
- Students are introduced to language, phonological and phonemic awareness skills by:
- Learning to hear and manipulate sounds
- Putting words together and taking them apart
- Exposure to different genres through a variety of stories
- Identify settings and characters, as well as the beginning, middle and end of stories