Kindergarten at Fort McMurray Christian School!
A key to student success is getting off to a good start. Our faith-based program ensures that your children’s first school experience is a positive one.
Kindergarten is an important step in your children’s transition from home or preschool to the more formal structure of grade one. The skills that children learn in kindergarten will serve them throughout a lifetime of learning. Children learn to work cooperatively with others, to share things and ideas, and to take their turn. They learn to be more independent and to make decisions about their learning. Children experience the consequences of their decisions in a safe environment. Kindergarten children learn about numbers, to recognize them, and to know what they mean. They learn about letters and the sounds they make and begin to recognize words that are part of their life. Kindergarten children enjoy stories found in the bible, books in their classroom and begin to write their own stories.
Children in kindergarten increase their general knowledge by exploring classroom themes that focus on such diverse topics as bible stories, dinosaurs, pirates, sea life, seasonal changes, insects, and community helpers. Not only do children learn from Christian teachers and other adults; they learn by sharing the knowledge that each of them brings to the classroom.
Kindergarten provides an opportunity for children to be creative. This creativity expresses itself in many ways and in many places . . . at the painting easel, through drama, in the sandbox or at the block center. The kindergarten year is also a time for language development. Children have many opportunities to express themselves and learn new words.
Age requirement: Children who enter the kindergarten program in September must have turned 5 or be turning 5 before the end of December. e.g. Is your child 5 years old? Yes? They are in! Are they 4 and turning 5 before the end of December? They are in too!
Hours of operation: Kindergarten classes run for 2 hours and 45 minutes per day in the morning, Monday to Thursdays and some Friday.