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KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMMING

THE JOURNEY BEGINS AT SCS

Kindergarten at SCS is a special time...in a special place...for special people.  On any given day, our children may be acting out a Bible story, playing games, writing in their journals, singing songs, learning to read or praying.  With group time, learning centres, and teacher guided movement activities, our kindergarten teacher provides a Christian basis for social and academic development.  We emphasize experiential learning and play-based activities to best allow children to develop at their own pace while encouraging them to reach and enjoy their full potential.

SCS has an exceptional program, rooted in a faith setting, which sets the foundation for lifelong learning

  • Play board games to practice taking turns.
  • Set up play dates.
  • Sort household items according to colour, size, and shape.
  • Expect your child to clean up after play time.
  • Practice counting to 20 and forming the numerals to 10.
  • Teach your child basic shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle).
  • Have your child practice following 2-step directions.
  • Work with letters and sounds of the alphabet in a variety of ways.
  • Teach your child to make various patterns (red, blue, red, blue).  Use dot stickers, blocks, pompoms, etc.
  • Read to your child at least 20 minutes a day.  Point to the words, talk about the pictures, discuss the story.
  • Read early and read often.  It is never too early to begin reading to your child.
  • Introduce new words in conversation with your child.
  • Trace and say letters with your child.
  • Read it again and again.
  • Talk about letters and the sounds they make.
  • Don't leave home without a book or magazine.
  • Be patient when your child is trying to figure out a new word.
  • Pick books that are the right level for your child to read.
  • Take turns reading out loud at bedtime.
  • Write it out.  Ask your child to help write the grocery list or a note to Grandma.