All Day Kindergarten Curriculum

Age 5 Years to 6 Years, 6:00am – 6:00pm Monday-Friday

Programs

Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten Curriculum & Milestones

Our Full Day Kindergarten Program is a structured learning environment to develop literacy, math, social studies, science, technology, creative arts and motor skills,  based on the California Common Core Curriculum Standards. Our carefully designed lesson plans develop self-reliance, self-esteem and self-confidence in preparation for 1st Grade, all while allowing your children to grow in an exciting, engaging, positive and nurturing environment.
 

We work hard to make sure your children have everything they need to begin their lifelong journey toward constant learning, and we provide them with the tools needed to actually enjoy school and look forward to every day.

Social & Emotional Development

This school year, kids don’t just make friends and express their feelings. They also start understanding complicated things like right and wrong. Many 5-year-olds also:

  • Want to act like their friends and seek their approval

  • Become jealous of other people spending time with “their” friends

  • Follow the rules most of the time and may criticize kids who don’t follow the rules

  • Enjoy showing off; they’ll sing, dance, or be silly to get attention

  • Want your approval and to be taken seriously

  • May have tantrums or get angry if they think they’re not being listened to

  • Start to understand why it’s helpful to share and get along with other kids

Language Development

By the end of their fifth year, many kids talk a mile a minute. They’re able to understand and can use thousands of words—usually in sentences five to eight words long! Most 5-year-olds have the language skills to:

  • Use words to argue and try to reason with people (because is a commonly used word)

  • Use most plurals and pronouns

  • Tell stories, jokes, and riddles, and may understand simple puns

  • Talk about opposites and compare things (“That black cat is smaller than the white one.”)

  • Talk about things that are going to happen and things that have already happened (using tense and time correctly)

  • Follow simple multi-step directions

Cognitive Development

Kindergartners think in fun and creative ways. They also start to learn facts and begin to grasp some basic academic concepts. Many kids can recognize words by sight, like the and me, and they can begin sounding out three-letter words, like hat. By the end of kindergarten, many kids can also do things like:

  • Recognize and name colors and basic shapes

  • Know the letters of the alphabet and letter sounds

  • Recite their name, address, and phone number

  • Understand basic concepts about print (like knowing which way the pages go and that words are read left to right and top to bottom)

  • Know that stories have a beginning, middle, and end

  • Count groups of objects up to 10 and recite numbers to 20

  • Stick with an activity for 15 minutes and finish a short project

  • Make plans about how to play, what to build, or what to draw

Physical Development

You may have noticed that kids are pretty active at this age. You may even have trouble keeping up as they begin to run, hop, skip, and jump without tripping over their own feet. Most kindergartners are able to do things like this by the end of their fifth year:

  • Walk on their tiptoes and heel-to-toe like on a balance beam

  • Jump rope and pump their legs to swing alone

  • Stand and hop on each foot

  • Catch a ball the size of a softball

  • Start to move in more coordinated ways, doing things like swimming, dribbling a basketball, or dancing

  • Use one hand more than the other (this is sometimes called “hand dominance”)

  • Hold a pencil using a tripod grip (two fingers and a thumb)

  • Cut out basic shapes with scissors; may be able to cut a straight line

    • Use a fork, spoon, and knife easily

Remember that all kids develop at their own pace. Your child might not yet do all the things on this list. But if your 5-year-old hasn’t met most of these milestones, talk to your child’s doctor and teacher.

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Our son started here about two years ago. Since then, we see good improvements on his communication and behavioral skills. Thank you for all support. We look forward to enrolling our 8 month baby in the next couple of years.
Tob Mill

Joyland Preschool
2020-02-19T14:50:20-08:00
Our son started here about two years ago. Since then, we see good improvements on his communication and behavioral skills. Thank you for all support. We look forward to enrolling our 8 month baby in the next couple of years. Tob Mill

Very clean and educationally rich environment. Friendly staff. Only Movies are educational films.
Elipses Gold

Joyland Preschool
2020-02-19T14:49:46-08:00
Very clean and educationally rich environment. Friendly staff. Only Movies are educational films. Elipses Gold

Esta muy grande Esta muy. Bonito el. Lugar espero que le guste Alayna Morán.
Natividad Galdamez

Joyland Preschool
2020-02-19T14:49:00-08:00
Esta muy grande Esta muy. Bonito el. Lugar espero que le guste Alayna Morán. Natividad Galdamez

Very welcoming environment. My daughter's love it there.
Ranesha Williams

Joyland Preschool
2020-02-22T00:48:41-08:00
Very welcoming environment. My daughter's love it there. Ranesha Williams

An amazing school where kids learn a lot. The teachers are very sweet and caring. You can not go wrong bringing your kids to this wonderful school.
Anthony Davis

Joyland Preschool
2020-02-22T00:49:55-08:00
An amazing school where kids learn a lot. The teachers are very sweet and caring. You can not go wrong bringing your kids to this wonderful school. Anthony Davis
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