## OUR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM

Children's House provides several Kindergarten options  to meet your child's needs. The full day Kindergarten program at The Children's House is from 8:45am to 3:00pm.

During the morning session, the children are intermingled with 3, 4, and 5 year olds in the classrooms. In the afternoon, kindergartners come together to work closely with the Directresses exploring more advanced concepts with the Montessori materials and preparing for a First Grade class structure.

As these advanced materials are in all the classrooms, another option is a half day session in the morning with 3's, 4's, and 5's. Either placement is valid for entry into First Grade.

Enrollment into the Kindergarten program is based on a child meeting the age requirements of their respective school district and a recommendation from their Directress.

Using Montessori learning materials, Kindergarten students learn the following skills:

###### Linear Counting
• Recognize factors of ten

• Recognize numerals 11 to 19 and count from 11 to 19 by units

• Count by tens to ninety and by units to one hundred

• Linear count the squares of the numbers from one to ten and record them on number rolls

• Skip count the squares of the numbers from one to ten (that is, count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's) and record them on number rolls

• Linear count the cubes of the numbers from one to ten and record them on number rolls

• Skip count the cubes of the numbers from one to ten (that is, count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 8's, 9's, 10's) and record them on number rolls

• Name the squares and cubes of the numbers one through ten

###### Other Skills

Measurement

• Read time on a clock, both regular and digital

• Measure the physical properties of matter: length, weight, volume, temperature, and solve word problems involving these measurements and appropriate nomenclature

Money

• Identify units of currency (coins and bills), count money, and make change

Geometry

• Sensorial exploration of plane and solid geometric figures

• Explore a variety of solid geometric shapes and plane figures.

Classified Nomenclature

• Learn the nomenclature of a variety of plane and solid geometric figures

• Learn the nomenclature and demonstrate line symmetry; bisection of a line segment; a line perpendicular to another line; a line parallel to another line; the difference between a line, segment and ray

•  Learn the nomenclature and how to measure the types of angles used to form plane and solid geometric figures

###### The concepts of the four Operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Explore the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using concrete materials.

• Begin with the use of concrete materials moving to abstraction to learn the addition facts to ten, then to twenty. The communicative properties of addition will also be learned.

• Add three vertical numbers and then many numbers

• Add two, three and four digit numerals (through 7 digit addends without regrouping)

Subtraction

• Begin with the use of concrete materials moving to abstraction to learn the basic subtraction facts: relationships between the numbers one through eighteen

• Subtract two, three and four through seven digit numbers without regrouping

• Subtract two, three and four through seven digit numbers with regrouping

• Missing Sign of the Operation problems

Multiplication

• Multiply two, three and four through seven digit numbers by a one-digit number without regrouping

• Multiply two, three and four through seven digit numbers by a one-digit number with regrouping

Fractions

• Become familiar with the use of fractions in everyday life.

###### Handwriting
• Develop fine motor control in preparation for handwriting

• Master the ability to write in manuscript both lower and upper case letters with appropriate spacing within a word and between words.