Kindergarten Curriculum Overview 2020-2021
Our curriculum is centered on our students and their developmental needs. Students at the kindergarten level are eager to explore the world that surrounds them. Through an active and innovative form of learning, our students will develop a variety of skills. These skills encompass intellect, physicality, societal awareness, emotional intelligence, cognition, and semantics. The curriculum involves a multitude of experiences that are grounded on a meaningful understanding of early childhood development. These practical experiences are established daily within an integrated process curriculum which follows California U.S. curriculum standards for Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science and NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) US standards.
1.English Language Art and literacy: Listening and Speaking – Reading – Writing
2.Math: Counting and Cardinality- Operations and Algebraic Thinking- Measurement and Data- Geometry
3.Science: Physical Sciences – Life Sciences – Earth and space Sciences.
4.Personal & Social Development:
Children start to demonstrate positive attitudes, social skills, independence, an awareness of health and safety practices and an awareness of their surroundings in order to build a foundation for lifelong participation in and appreciation for healthy living.
5.Physical education: Gross Motor Skills, Fine Motor Skills
6.Creative Art: drawing, painting, and cutting, pasting, and playing with dough…etc.
The program offers an extensive inclusion of all the critical learning spaces and wholly coordinates every curricular region of learning through the program. We focus on delivering all-inclusive lessons, flexible instructing styles, and stimulating activities that engage students, as well as permit room for learning through enquiry-based exploring. Students will be exposed to concrete, real world activities to enable their knowledge of the space that surrounds them. Students will actively learn through purposeful play, as they will be exposed to deliberate guidance through entertainment.
Kindergarten Assessment Process
*At the end of each theme or unit a formal assessment process of the child’s achievement is conducted.
*A Mid-Term Progress Report evaluation in terms of the children’s acquisition of daily concepts is then reported at the end of each term, each child is formally assessed in terms of his/her social, cognitive, creative, and physical development and a Report Card is submitted to parents.
*At the end of each term, each child is formally assessed in terms of his/her social, cognitive, creative, and physical development and a Report Card is submitted to parents
KG1& KG2 Period Schedule
|Morning Assembly||7:30 – 7:45|
|Break 1 /snack||9:20-9:40|
|Bus Riders Bell||12:15|
Arrival and pick up rules
- Staff supervision will start at 7:00 a.m., therefore parents are fully responsible for dropping their child before this time.
- The school day begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 1:20 PM. Children are not allowed to be picked-up before that time.
- The morning assembly starts at 7:45 AM. Parents/guardians are not allowed to enter, therefore, please encourage your child to say goodbye to you at the main entrance and enter independently.
- The entrance door to the kindergarten will be closed from 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM daily.
- The school will be responsible for the caretaking of students until 1:45 PM. There will be no staff to supervise children staying after the mentioned time. Any child left in the kindergarten premises must then be enrolled in the Waiting Room Activities or Clubs. Details will be provided upon request.
- If you’re going to be detained for any reason at all, please notify the school immediately.
- If you have to take your child early, please drop by the Kindergarten office and get an authorization form signed by the KG Head. Students can not be release without the authorization form.
Attendance / Punctuality
Absence and Tardiness
- Classes begin at 8:00 AM and students are expected to be in school at 7:45 a.m.
- Parents of late students will have to report and explain the tardiness to the supervisor before the child is admitted to class.
- Continuous tardiness of students arriving to school is extremely disruptive to class and disturbs the child’s learning process.
- If your child will be absent, kindly inform the school.
- If your child is absent for more than two consecutive days, a medical report is required from his / her physician stating the kind of illness.
School Uniform / Clothing
- Kindly dress your child in the school uniform daily.
- White socks and black shoes.
- No open sandals or flip-flops are allowed.
- Girls in the KG Section should wear white stretch/ cotton shorts under the pinafore.
- White tights for girls (in winter).
- During winter students should wear the school jacket only.
- Label all jackets and sports uniform.
- Spare clothes: please send a change of clothes to school with your child (including underwear). This will be kept in the classroom in case of any emergencies. Please make sure that the spare clothes are properly labeled with the name and ID number of your child.
Your child should have breakfast before (s)he comes to school. S(he) should have on the labeled lunchbox a morning snack.
- A water flask – mineral water1- A water flask – mineral water
- Sandwiches, filling can include: cheese, labneh, Jams, sliced cold meats, etc….
- Fruits and vegetables.
- A whole fruit is preferable to juice
- Cookies / muffins (not creamy)
- All kinds of nuts (due to allergies)
- Eggs (hard boiled eggs or egg sandwiches)
- Meat like hotdog, hamburger …etc.
- Chocolate, candy, chewing gum and lollipops.
- Junk food like potato chips.
- Fizzy drinks bottles or cans
Events / Activities:
During the school year, the kindergarten students celebrate and participate in the following Activities and events:
- Flag Day
- A.E. National Day
- Islamic Events and occasions
- International / Global Days/Events
- Mother’s Day
- Color Days for KG 1
- Charity Days
- KG1 End of Year Celebration
- KG 2 Graduation Ceremonies