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In Terra Verde’s kindergarten program, we strive to “let them be little,” honoring and preserving the joys of childhood. Our child-centered curriculum is inquiry-based and rich in meaningful, hands-on experiences. 

The primary goal of our literacy program is to plant the seeds for a lifelong love of reading. We use a balanced literacy approach using high-quality children’s literature and Structured Language Basics phonics program as the springboard for learning to read. Our kindergarten teacher masterfully creates literacy lessons based on the children’s interests and reading levels. Parents are seen as partners in teaching our students the skill of reading, school-to-home activities such volunteering in the classroom, family projects, and enrichment days. 

Math concepts are taught using hands on activities, Singapore Math, and games. Children are given ample time to explore numeracy concepts using manipulatives before moving on to more abstract work. 

Our science program is highly engaging and motivating with units of study including plant and animal life cycles, animal habitats, simple machines, pollinators, and gardening.  We also use our natural surroundings to explore, enrich, and stimulate their brains as they learn about the world around us. 

Creative play is honored as children’s work, and the students have daily free-choice play centers in addition to abundant outdoor play. Students learn essential social and problem-solving skills supported through Responsive Classroom practices and the Core Virtues curriculum.  Our kindergarten program provides a developmentally appropriate approach to learning while honoring the students’ interests, intelligence and the need to play while learning.