Academics

Kindergarten Curriculum

Social – Spiritual Development

  • Learning about God and His love for us
  • Becoming familiar with Bible stories and relating them to Christian living
  • Participation in Jesus times and chapel worship
  • Praying before snacks and meals & self-initiated prayers
  • Developing a positive self-esteem
  • Practicing self-control
  • Developing positive relationships with peers, adults, and the community
  • Helping others and learning to compromise
  • Making decisions and showing initiative
  • Appreciating and celebrating diversity
  • Engaging in various levels of play

Communication Arts

  • Listening to others and sharing information during group discussion
  • Developing speaking, listening, and writing skills
  • Developing ability to question and problem solve
  • Growth and learning through participation in songs and fingerplays
  • Developing an appreciation of a variety of children’s literature
  • Participating in role-playing, pretending, and puppetry
  • Writing and dictating stories, lists, labels throughout classroom centers
  • Use of the technology to further knowledge and develop skills
  • Letter recognition
  • Symbol – sound association

Expressive Arts

  • Utilizing a variety of media for self-expression:
    • paint, chalk, markers, crayons, collage, dough, clay, wood, paper
  • Developing an appreciation for rhythm, instruments, melodies, dance
  • Furthering self expression & communication skills through individual and group activities
  • Use of building materials for expression
  • Dramatizing fictional and nonfiction events

Wellness

  • Learning about and practicing healthy eating habits through cooking & meal times
  • Learning to take the initiative to take care of ourselves through hygiene and safety
  • Developing an appreciation for the human body as a science
  • Working with large muscle groups to further development of upper and lower body skills
  • Refining the development of fine motor skills (e.g. cutting)
  • Engaging in vigorous indoor and outdoor play

Discovery

  • Furthering knowledge of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Furthering knowledge of math concepts through investigation and use of manipulatives
  • Hypothesizing, predicting, and testing scientific concepts
  • Cutting, mixing, and measuring for food preparation
  • Representing knowledge about the world through the use of tools for wood-working
  • Demonstrating knowledge through dramatic and block play
  • Learning about the world through hands-on sensory experiences

Contacts

ECEC Main Office: (708) 209-3099

FAX:
(708) 488-4304

Doris Knuth, Director: (708) 209-3538