KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL


The first two years are spent in the creation of the child’s “sense of self”. This is a crucial part of the child ability to determine and embed the patterns of future behavior in relation to environment and others. Early care must emphasis links to family, home culture and home language for uniquely caring for each child. The key is a well-integrated learning environment at WIS which builds and nurtures the child’s optimal development. Our Kindergarten program (ages 1.5 - 5 yrs.) is focused on developing communications, social, personal, and aesthetic skills, through activity-based, thematic teaching methods. Teachers and their associates motivate and facilitate progressive exploration and discovery through hands-on experience. Kindergarten application helps the child to establish conceptual learning in concrete form. Early learning focuses on the child’s learning through play.   Students are exposed to a minimum of five class periods and one recess break per day, for five days in a week.  These classes incorporate a balanced mix of the following:  

  




1. Language Arts - Reading, writing, vocabulary, poetry/rhymes, music, stories, and  drama.
2. Mathematics - Numbers, simple math operations, manipulative, word- problems, concept development, and puzzle games. 
3. Arts & Crafts - Drawing, coloring, painting, cutting & pasting, illustrating, pottery, simple photography.
4. Science & General Knowledge - Health, nutrition, environmental study, and hands-on lab or field work.
5. Kinesthetic - Gross and fine motor skills, movement techniques, coordination and control, dance, and, educational games.

The Kindergarten learning experiences are divided into four progressive standards or grades of enrichment:

    • Pre - Nursery (1.5 – 2.5 year old)
    • Nursery (2.5 – 4 year old)
    • KG - I (4 year old)
    • KG - II (5 year old)

Throughout each stage of enrichment, key concepts and skills are introduced and reinforced, providing plenty of opportunity for practice and consolidation. Through rhyme and patterned language, relationships between sound and symbols (words) develop, leading to rich, essential decoding/encoding skills. Children perfect phonic skills, scripting skills, and information retrieval skills to become independent readers, researchers, and communicators. Students share, discuss, and evaluate a unique collection of resources that inspire their own creativity, confidence, and cross-curricular links. Full provision is made to specifically develop children's investigative and problem solving skills which require the use of mathematics creatively. Scientific discovery and adventures motivate even the most reluctant learner to bridge the gap between play, convention, imagination, curiosity, recognition, and predictability.