Kindergarten Program

This program is designed to incorporate a whole language basis for learning along with developmentally appropriate learning experiences designed for the benefit of your child. Whole language consists of activities related to environmental print, "big books", whole book experiences, and letter-sound recognition, among others.

Social skills will focus on conflict resolution, interacting appropriately with peers and adults, and following directions. We will be using math curriculum that is consistent with the whole language approach. This curriculum involves activities in school, as well as some home activities, that are relevant to the child's own world.

Learning centers will provide realistic hands on experiences for all subjects. These centers will incorporate themes, as well as various topics developmentally appropriate for the Kindergarten student.

Kindergarten is the foundation for the child's school life. All activities are designed to foster a realistic positive attitude in children toward themselves and learning. This can be best achieved with parental support of the Kindergarten academic program at home. Communication between parent/student/school is essential to provide this important foundation in your child's education. Together, this Kindergarten experience can be a successful and positive one.

Kindergarten Development Chart: Social-Emotional

Poised, self-confident self-contained
Sensitive to ridicule*
Has to be right; persistent
Has sense of self identity*
May get silly, high, wild
Enjoys pointless riddles, jokes
Enjoys group play, competitive games*
Aware of rules, defines them for others*
Chooses own friends; is sociable*
Gets involved with group decisions*
Insists on fair play*
Likes adult companionship*
Accepts, respects authority*
Asks permission
Remains calm in emergencies

Kindergarten Development Chart: Language

Uses big words and complete sentences
Can define some words
Spells out simple words
Takes turn in conversation
Has clear ideas and articulates them*
Uses words to give, receive information
Insists "I already know that*
Asks questions to learn answers*
Makes up songs
Enjoys dictating stories
Uses 1500 words
Tells a familiar story
Defines simple words
Answers telephone, takes a message
Thinks out laud*

Kindergarten Development Chart: Physical-Motor

Completely coordinated
Has adult like pasture
Has tremendous physical drive
Likes to use fine-motor skills
Learns how to tie bow knot
Has accuracy, skill with simple tools
Draws a recognizable person*
Handedness is evident
Dresses self completely
Cuts on a line with scissors
Begins to color within the lines
Catches ball from 3 feet away
Skips using alternate feet
Enjoys jumping, running, doing stunts
Rides a two-wheeler
Balances on a balance beam
Jumps rope, skips
Runs lightly on toes
Likes to dance; is graceful, rhythmic
Sometimes roughhouses, fights

Kindergarten Development Chart: Creative

Explores variety at art processes
Becomes engrossed in details of painting, blocks
Fantasy is more active, less verbal
Thinks out loud
Likes to copy
Has ideas; loves to talk about them
Can learn simple dance routine
Enjoys making patterns, designs
Puts an simple plays
Has idea of what to draw-wants to make something recognizable

Kindergarten Development Chart: Cognitive

Curious about everything*
Wants to know how?" why?*
Likes to display new knowledge, skills
Somewhat conscious at ignorance
Attention span increases noticeably
Knows tomorrow, yesterday
Can count 10 objects, rote counts to 20
Sorts objects by single characteristic*
Knows name, address, town
Makes a plan, follows it, centers an task
Sorts objects by color, shape
Concepts of smallest, less than, one-half
May tell time accurately, an the hour
Knows what a calendar is used for
Seldom sees things from another's paint at view

*Key characteristics of cultural awareness of identity

Year Round Schooling

January - December

Unlike most public schools Wonderland Preschool operates year round and does not close for an extended period of time during Summer or holiday sessions. We understand this causes undo hardship on families which is why we only close on major holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.


Wonderland Preschool

Open Enrollment

10440 Artesia Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706
Tel: 562-866-4919

Monday - Friday
6:30AM - 6:00PM

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