Kindergarten is unique in the fact that is it the entryway into a child's academic future. Early years play a very important role in developing basic cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills. These skills help to establish a child's educational foundation. It is in Kindergarten that a child develops a love and passion for learning.
St. John's Kindergarten is a full day program enriched by weekly instruction in Physical Education, Music, and Technology. Our students learn by listening, moving, observing and experiencing. We respect each child as an individual and empower them to be creative, think critically, develop independence and to be good Christians.
Mrs. Diana Robert is our Kindergarten Director. Mrs. Robert has her CT Certificate and a MS in Early Childhood. Diana is not only a gifted educator who brings a vast amount of knowledge and over 15 years of early childhood experience to our program; she is also a caring mother herself. She has an innate love, empathy and understanding of young children that makes every day a happy learning adventure for her students.
A Typical Day in Kindergarten
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. - Children gather outside with a teacher.
8:00-8:30 a.m. - Morning errands...empty backpacks, hand in folders, independent morning work
8:30-8:35 a.m.-Prayer, Pledge, Song: "You're a Grand Old Flag"
8:35-9:00 a.m.-Calendar, Weather, Seasonal songs/poems, carpet time, Conversation Time
9:20-10:00 a.m.-Language Arts
10:00-10:15 a.m.-Snack time
10:15-11:00 a.m.-Centers (centers vary week to week...includes: computer class, art class, music class, writing, reading, math and science)
12:20-12:50 p.m.-Book Time (this time is also used for one on one support with students who may need extra help on various subjects)
12:50-1:30 p.m.-Science/Social Studies/National Geographic
1:30-1:55 p.m.-Literature based on current class themes/seasons, music/movement
1:55-2:05 p.m.-Pack Up
2:05-2:10 p.m.-Closing Prayer