Letters and SoundsBy the end of kindergarten, kids will be able to recognize, name, and write all 26 letters of the alphabet, both uppercase and lowercase. They will know the correct sound or sounds that each letter makes and they will be able to read about many high-frequency words -- also called "sight words" -- such as and, the, and in.
kids will be taught to write simple CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words, such as hat, red, and dog.
They will also write short, simple sentences such as "The cat ran home."
Numbers and CountingBy the end of the kindergarten years, your child should be able to name the components of a calendar, as well as know how they build upon one another (days make weeks, weeks make months, etc.), recognize numbers up to 100 when they are not in order and count to 100.
They will be able to add and subtract small numbers (add with a sum of 10 or less and subtract from 10 or less).
Your kindergartner will learn the concepts of more and less, ordinal numbers, creating and recognizing patterns and how to sort using a number of different characteristics.
Shapes and ObjectsKids will learn how to name and describe common shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle) and to identify, sort, and classify objects by color, size, and shape.
Time and SeasonsKindergartners will be able to identify the time of everyday events to the nearest hour.
They will understand, for example, that they leave for school at 7:00 in the morning or that they eat dinner at 6:00 in the evening.
But it will still be hard for them to grasp fully the concept of time because they're concrete thinkers and time is abstract.
ReadingKindergarten is a year of discovery in reading and literacy.
Your child will learn to recognize simple words in print, including his own name and those of his classmates.
Letter-sound correspondence, phonemic awareness, sight word recognition, rhyming and words families and concepts about print are the areas in which your child will expand his knowledge.
By the end of the year some kindergartners will even be reading a little bit.
ScienceStudents we be introduced to science concepts that build upon what children already know which enables them to connect to new concepts and skills.
These concepts are taught using age-appropriate interactive activities, songs, and characters.
Play TimePlay is a vehicle for learning and lies at the core of innovation and creativity.
It provides opportunities for learning in a context in which children are at their most receptive.
Play and academic work are not distinct categories for young children, and learning and doing are also inextricably linked for them.
It has long been acknowledged that there is a strong link between play and learning for young children, especially in the areas of problem solving, language acquisition, literacy, numeracy, and social, physical, and emotional skills.
Young children actively explore their environment and the world around them through a process of learning-based play.
When children are manipulating objects, acting out roles, or experimenting with various materials, they are engaged in learning through play.
Play, therefore, has a legitimate and important role in early learning and can be used to further children’s learning in all areas of the Full-Day Early Learning–Kindergarten program.
Speaking and ListeningCommunication begins with hearing and responding to sounds.
Children begin communicating and developing language the day they are born.
As children grow and develop, they begin listening for different purposes and responding with words instead of sounds and gestures.
Receptive language (listening) precedes expressive language (speaking).
Receptive and expressive language skills, or oral language skills, lay the foundation for future success in reading and writing.
These skills develop as children have opportunities to listen to and talk with their teachers, supportive staff members and classmates. etc