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.
Addition

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)

Add two, three and four through sevendigit addends with 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
Addition and Subtraction

Missing Sign of the Operation problems
Multiplication

Multiply two, three and four through seven digit numbers by a onedigit number without regrouping

Multiply two, three and four through seven digit numbers by a onedigit 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.