Our nationally accredited kindergarten program offers children the opportunity to explore, discover, and create through “process” based learning experiences. We use “Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)”, and NAEYC standards to create a comprehensive program that supports your child’s development in key areas such as: intellectual (cognitive) development, social and emotional development, physical development, and language development.
In early childhood, children learn to express themselves through the arts. For our kindergarteners, this involves many different mediums, including studies of visual artists (Seurat, Pollock, etc.), performing for friends and families, attending creative arts performances around town, and creating our own Kindergarten Arts Performance at the end of the school year to celebrate our learning.
Recent research indicates that children who attend full-day kindergarten may have certain advantages over children who attend half-day programs. We proudly offer a full-day kindergarten program with extended care options to suit the diverse needs of our growing ECC community.
As part of full-day kindergarten, our ECC Spanish, Garden/Science, and Music/Movement Specialists are a regular part of your child’s curriculum each week and seamlessly blend into all of their learning experiences together. Creative Curriculum is the foundation for learning in the classroom and aligns with Utah’s Core Kindergarten Standards as defined by the Utah State Office of Education. Teachers will be observing and documenting your child’s learning using our GOLD Assessment program to provide developmentally appropriate experiences to engage and challenge all children.
Our kindergarten class has a group size of about 20 children with a lead teacher and an assistant teacher. Children who are five years old before September 1st are eligible for this program.
Hours: 7:30 - 8:30 AM & 3:30 - 6:00 PM
Our Kindergarten is a full-day program with options for morning and afternoon extended care.