Our KCS Kindergarten program is designed to provide your child with an environment where learning is exciting, positive and encouraging. Through fun and engaging challenges, students are encouraged to explore the foundational skills of literacy and numeracy through individualized and project-based learning. Our classes are led by gifted Christian teachers who genuinely care and uphold strong Christian values.
INTRODUCTORY HOME VISITS BY TEACHERS
This is the best kind of introduction. Our friendly Kindergarten teachers will connect with new families in the first week of September to arrange a home visit. Teachers will come visit your home and introduce themselves to the student and build a connection with them before they start at school. This also allows our teachers to better understand the families we are serving and their unique circumstances.
PART-TIME & FULL-TIME OPTIONS
We know every child is unique, and sometimes going to school full time and leaving the comfort of home can be a little overwhelming. We want to help determine the best option to help your child thrive, grow, and love learning at school.
Our Full-Time Kindergarten program runs 5 days a week from September to June. Alternatively, the Part-Time Kindergarten program runs during the first semester, and transitions into Full-Time Kindergarten (5 days a week) in the second week of January. Part-Time Kindergarten students attend full days on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. They attend the Full-Time class, which allows them to establish relationships with the Full-Time students before beginning in January. This structure also allows our Part-Time students to become more comfortable with the program and ease into a longer week.
STRONG LITERACY PROGRAM
With a team of amazing teachers and staff, our school uses a “many eyes” approach to education. Partnering with our Learning Support Teacher, Dori Vinton, our Kindergarten teachers seek to teach each child at their level of readiness and encourage them to step out of their comfort zone to grow and develop a love for learning. Coupled with innovative instructional activities and project-based learning strategies, our advanced literacy program lead to strong academic development. In fact, results show that our Kindergarten students read at a Grade 1 level.
Early literacy programs begin in Preschool at Kelowna Christian School, and continue into our Kindergarten programs. Learning Centres host play experiences that facilitate all areas of development, as well as directed teaching in literacy, numeracy and fine motors.
Kristi Cooper, Director of Teaching & Learning, is also a wealth of knowledge and a strong asset to our education team at KCS. Kristi is passionate and dedicated to continue strengthening our education program with the new curriculum being implemented by the BC Ministry of Education. Learn more about Kristi here and read our blogs on the new BC curriculum here.
KCS believes in an innovative and holistic approach to education. We offer high quality, education from Preschool through Grade 12 with intentional, interwoven progression. We work together with families to help each child grow academically, socially and spiritually. Core competencies of our Kindergarten program include: Communication, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Positive Identity, and Socially Responsible. It truly takes a village to raise a child and we feel privileged to join you on the journey. We love and care deeply for all our students!
Our Kindergarten program is a part of the larger community of KCS. Our Kindergarten students benefit from literacy, art and music specialists in our Elementary School. Our friendly Elementary Librarian, Jessie Davis, works with each of our students during weekly reading times. We have a wonderful and passionate Music & Arts Director with designated music and art rooms.
We have bright, colourful and engaging Kindergarten classrooms. Our Kindergarten students get to enjoy our Elementary gymnasium and big playground too!
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