The Children’s House cycle includes a child’s Kindergarten year. This third year is the period of time that a child’s earlier experiences and skills consolidate, are internalized, and become a permanent part of his or her understanding.
Children entering their Kindergarten year have finally become the leaders of the community. Their confidence soars while they model everything from academic work to socially appropriate behavior to their younger friends. This is a far cry from the elementary model that treats Kindergarteners as the “babies” of the school!
A Kindergarten child’s development borders the characteristics of the next learning cycle. They have a burning desire to socially connect with peers and move on to larger and deeper academic work. They help guide the decision making of the class and become strong contributors to their growing community.
Our classrooms have additional materials specially designed to capitalize on this amazing Kindergarten time, and our teachers will even draw from first grade materials to keep an advanced student active and engaged. Students are given ever greater responsibility through this part of their cycle, and it’s amazing to see them blossom! We also provide opportunities for the Kindergarten students from multiple Casas to team up on “Great Works.”