Our full-day Kindergarten is designed in a traditional self-contained format. Our kindergarten program will involve your child in a variety of learning experiences, both formally and informally. Our small class size will ensure individual attention. St. Stephen's Kindergarten runs for 38 weeks from September to June.
Kindergarten Program Highlights:
Reading/Language Arts – St. Stephen's Kindergarteners take part in a curricular blend of both Houghton-Mifflin's StoryTown curriculum and the FUNDATIONS® reading, writing, and phonics program.
Mathematics – Students explore a variety of mathematical concepts through the Scott Foresman Math Program.
Science – Topics such as seasons, weather, the five senses, magnets, dinosaurs, living and non-living things, the rain forest, ocean life and space are covered throughout the year.
Social Studies – Units encompassing self and family, community helpers, fire safety, Christopher Columbus, Thanksgiving, Native Americans, Christmas Around the World, the Post Office, transportation and our nation will be studied in Kindergarten.
The Arts – Kindergarten students experience art, music, and physical education activities on a weekly basis.
Religion – St. Stephen's teaches Christian principles using Bible stories, prayers, and weekly chapel for all students.
Second Step – This program teaches socio-emotional skills to reduce impulsive and aggressive behavior in children and increases their level of social competence.
Learning Centers – Daily center rotations focus on alphabet/reading, math, listening activities, art, writing, computers, and science.