The Compass School’s Kindergarten program offers a unique blend of Reggio-Inspired, project-based learning, in conjunction with exposure to the necessary state learning standards for this age group. The Reggio Emilia-Inspired approach offers a “negotiated” curriculum, where children work together with their teacher to forge a path of knowledge.
Our child centered approach to kindergarten means children are active participants in the learning process. Through collaboration, shared experiences, and in-depth exploration of unique projects, students develop a rich understanding of the topics that they are investigating. By learning through projects, children establish the ability to become “masters” of knowledge related to specific topics – a skill that will serve them well as they enter first grade and beyond.
A qualified teacher ensures that children are offered broad Kindergarten experiences in the following content areas:
- Physical Education
- Foreign Language
- Dramatic Play
Specialty teachers deliver additional programming such as art, music & movement, language & culture and/or fitness on a weekly basis. Most importantly, The Compass School’s Kindergarten program offers a safe and nurturing environment in which to build confidence, express creativity, and enjoy learning.