The kindergarten classroom at Tucker Maxon School is a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.
Kindergarten provides children with a variety of opportunities to try out new ideas; and be challenged with new experiences that engage budding readers, writers, mathematicians and artists. Our curriculum is designed to address all areas of development (social, emotional, physical and intellectual) and meet the needs of a diverse group of learners. We know children are active learners (touching, trying, moving, talking, writing, drawing, questioning), so in our Kindergarten classrooms we provide them with the opportunities they need to explore, investigate, and predict.
The goal of our teachers is to help our students to be empowered, feel valued, be listened to, and be competent; in order to be successful in school. We encourage each child to move beyond his/her current level of understanding. To accomplish this, our Kindergarten teachers will:
- Foster independence and promote self-discovery and self-awareness.
- Help children gain and use skills necessary for working in small & large groups.
- Teach children how to ask for help, how to be helpful, and how to complete a task and put things away.
- Physical education led by a certified Master’s level P.E. teacher in a full-sized gymnasium, complete with a climbing wall.
- Music classes: Including choir and instrument exploration.
- Art Classes: Focus on self-expression using a variety of different mediums.
- Large on-campus playground
- Access to our nature area: including garden exploration, gathering eggs from our hen house, and caring for our goats.
- Regular reports on your child’s progress with the use of developmental checklist.
- Access to Extended care before and after school (additional cost).