Children who attend a quality kindergarten program will be well prepared for the remainder of their early childhood education.
As natural learners, children more readily absorb new information when their interests are stimulated and all of their senses are engaged. That’s why we’ve created our kindergarten curriculum with child growth and development principles in mind.
What happens in Kindergarten
Your child will learn a lot in kindergarten.
Not only will her academic learning continue to progress from what she’s learned so far, her lifestyle and habits will continue to grow and expand.
We focus on habits and activities such as:
- Physical activity
- Eating and drinking healthy foods
- Rest time
- Cooperative play
- Listening and following directions
- Keeping track of your own things
- Recognizing the time, places and names
- Getting along with others
In addition to gaining basic learning skills that quickly become second nature, a kindergarten program will benefit your child in a number of ways.:
Improved language and communication
Children in kindergarten are surrounded by their peers speaking and interacting with each other. Our classroom is designed to encourage communication and interaction between students, their peers and their teacher.
Your child will become more comfortable in his new learning environment as he learns new words and practices his alphabet which naturally leads to more confidence in expressing his needs, his thoughts and his ideas with others.
Learn how to interact with others
Your child will gain an ability to understand and respect the ideas, thoughts and feelings of others as he observes the respectful interaction among his peers and teachers.
As he learns to adjust his desires and needs to fit with those of his peers, he’ll also gain confidence in being able to interact appropriately with others.
As a result of interacting with their peers, a child who is enrolled in a kindergarten program will typically develop a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence.
And by taking part in a group environment where he sees teachers and students taking turns in listening and talking, he develops patience as he learns to take turns and to be respectful of others.
The feedback he receives from others for his behavior will in turn make him even more sure of his own abilities to communicate and share with others in a supportive and flexible environment.
At Voyagers’, we believe in teaching the whole child.
Our educators will identify those areas of each child’s emotional, physical, social and mental development that are in need of support and tailor the materials to meet them where they’re at.
Where appropriate, peers are encouraged to help and to include others in their activities and learning.
Love of learning
As your child gains success and learning by interacting with the world around him, he will gain a deep and persistent love of learning that will follow him throughout his life.
The lessons and activities he participates in are based in large part on his interests, which further fuel his natural curiosity and leads to independent learning.
Working in tandem with parents, our educators create a secure and consistent environment where children understand what is expected of them.
Children are challenged and will learn first hand that life isn’t always fair, but that they can survive losing a game from time to time.
And as the year progresses, children learn that what was once hard has now become easy, further encouraging them to keep on trying.
One of the best skills a student can acquire is the ability to concentrate long enough to learn what is being taught.
When enrolled in a kindergarten program your child will learn how to listen and follow directions, while being encouraged to follow her natural enthusiasm and curiosity.
Patience is best learned through repetition.
When children attend a kindergarten program they’re given abundant opportunities to learn patience, both with their own learning and with others.
Through observation, role modeling, examples and social interaction with their peers and teachers, children learn to take turns and to wait for what they want.