Kindergarten FAQs

What should my child learn in kindergarten?

Your child will learn to:

  • Listen to his/her teacher
  • Follow directions
  • Follow class rules
  • Social Skills

What reading and writing skills will my child learn?

Your child will learn to:

  •  Name and write upper and lowercase letters
  • Match sounds to letters
  • Blend sounds to make words
  • Rhyme words
  • Read and write word
  • Retell stories
  • Ask and answer questions about stories
  • Write simple sentences

What math skills will my child learn?

Your child will learn to:

  • Count and order numbers up to 30
  • Name and write numbers up to 30
  • Name and compare shapes
  • Draw and cut out shapes
  • Sort things into groups
  • Distinguish time, months and days of the week 

What social skills will my child learn?

Social skills your child will learn:

  • Share with others and take turns
  • Be creative and curious about learning
  • Use school equipment appropriately
  • Speak in complete and coherent sentences
  • Tell stories in order
  • Listen and follow one and two-step oral directions

What about exercise?

Your child will have:

  • Opportunities to play on the swings, slide, and playground structure at recess and lunch
  • Opportunities to play with balls and games with other children at recess and lunch
  • Opportunities to participate in our physical education program, which emphasizes non-competitive activities and cooperative learning 

What can I do at home to prepare my child for school?

Provide your child with:

  • Healthy foods and plenty of sleep
  • Clear and consistent daily rituals/routines
  • Clear and consistent expectations and consequences
  • Preschooling
  • Celebrate successes 

Here are a few things you can do together:

  • Talk and tell stories together
  • Use your imaginations
  • Read together daily
  • Play with letters and sounds
  • Sing songs
  • Blend sounds into words and rhyme words
  • Complete simple experiments
  • Play with numbers, shapes, blocks or puzzles
  • Play with time, calendars, months and days of the week
  • Play with money, count numbers and/or shapes
  • Draw and cut out shapes together
  • Start a collection of animals, rocks, baseball cards, etc.