Kindergarten 1

Program overview

School hours per day – 4 hours (Age 4-5 years)

This program is meant for children between 4 years to 5 years old. In Kindergarten 1 we focus on skills that will guide your child towards future academic success. The learning tenets of the program include social finesse and mastering gross motor skills. Each school day we provide your child with opportunities for independent discovery, cooperative learning and generous outdoor playtime.

What does your child learn in Kindergarten 1?



  • Recalling sequences of stories
  • Recognizing the relationship between written and spoken words
  • Developing a vocabulary of 1500 words
  • Identifying rhyming words
  • Using appropriate sentence structure to relate events
  • Identifying upper and lower case letters
  • Identifying CVC and basic sight words
  • Recalling songs, stories and poems
  • Recognizing the left to right pattern of words and sentences
  • Writing upper case letters
  • Distinguishing the sound of letters in spoken word
Cognitive skills and math
Cognitive skills and math

  • Identifying colors, shapes, sizes and weight
  • Forming sets of like and different elements
  • Sorting by 3 attributes (color, shape and size)
  • Completing complex patterns
  • Sequencing by size (4 or more items)
  • Matching by relationship
  • Developing graphing skills
  • Verbalizing time concepts using a calendar and a clock
  • Recalling items removed from a group
  • Recognizing order
  • Understanding concepts of more and less
  • Recognizing, creating and matching numbers (0 to 20)
Creative art
Creative art

  • Expressing ideas through art materials
  • Identifying different kinds of art expression
  • Using art processes to convey ideas
  • Developing unique uses of art material
  • Drawing simple human figures
Music and movement
Music and movement


  • Developing rhythm and tempo
  • Identifying instruments by their sounds
  • Singing theme related songs
  • Using music and movement for self-expression
Social science
Social science


  • Developing self-identity as a learner
  • Developing identity in social settings
  • Developing an understanding of human similarity
  • Developing strategies for expression of ideas
  • Participating in cooperative and elaborate problem solving through fun activities
Motor skills
Motor skills

  • Mastering appropriate gross motor skills
  • Developing hand-eye coordination
  • Developing multi-tasking skills
  • Improving speech and finger movement
  • Developing upper body strength
Science and nature studies
Science and nature studies

  • Understanding scientific methods
  • Animal study concepts
  • Plant study concepts
  • Understanding the concept of water