Welcome to Kindergarten at Crolancia Public School!
Crolancia Public School has a Full-Day Early Learning—Kindergarten program (FDELKP). The classroom is staffed with a specialized Kindergarten teacher who is an expert in early childhood development. Our program promotes social and academic development through social play and inquiry. Our students explore new ideas of interest to them and conduct simple experiments as they learn through interacting with their environment. We promote the values of the Seven Grandfather Teachings to teach our students pro-social character traits.
Students are exposed to both traditional and modern teaching practices. Through the FDELKP, children receive a formalized reading and writing program and begin to study the fundamentals of mathematics. To balance out their learning, children also have time to socialize with classmates and use their imaginations through learning centers and free play. Music, rhyme and song, arts and crafts are also woven throughout the day. Technology is a large part of instruction. Smartboard and iPads are frequently used for educational games and activities to enhance student learning.
Every child receives speech and language screening upon entry to our program. On-site delivery of speech and language programming is provided when required with parental consent.
We recognize that many of our children are very young when they enter our kindergarten program. Some families feel that their child requires a gradual entry to the program. To support this development, we provide families with short term solutions, offering an alternate or shortened day to support their child’s initial learning needs.
Communication with our Students’ Families
Communication with families is a priority for us. Teachers contact families via phone calls, email and notes home. Parents are more than welcome to make an appointment to speak with Kindergarten teacher. Parent Volunteers are always welcome to visit the classroom!
Students are encouraged to bring a set of extra clothes to leave at school so that they may change wet socks or dirty shirts and pants as these situations arise. The soiled clothes will be sent home so parents can clean them and return them the following day. This will allow your child to remain comfortable without having to disrupt you at home or work to bring in a change of clothes if your child has an accident.
We believe that a strong school/home connection is vital to a child’s success in school. Parents are always welcomed to come to the school to visit or arrange with the teacher to be a guest presenter or reader in the classroom. Children love to see their parents at school and to be able to show their parents what they are learning. We welcome parents to come and see what their child is learning in our full-day learning program.