Our nationally accredited kindergarten program offers children the opportunity to explore, discover, and create through “process” based learning experiences. We use a “developmentally appropriate practice (DAP),” and NAEYC standards to shape a comprehensive program that supports children’s development in critical 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 (such as Seurat and Pollock), performing for friends and families, attending creative arts performances in our surrounding area, and creating their own Kindergarten Arts Performance at the end of the school year to celebrate their learning.

Recent research indicates that children who attend full-day kindergarten may have certain advantages over children who participate in 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.

Our Spanish, garden/science, and music/movement specialists are a regular part of the curriculum each week, and they create learning experiences that seamlessly blend into the classroom routine. The 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 children’s learning using Teaching Strategies 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 teacher and an assistant teacher. Children who are 5 years old before September 1 are eligible for this program.

Kindergarten Schedule

  • Full Day: M-F, 8:30 AM - 3:30PM
  • Extended Care Available

Membership to the JCC is required to enroll in ECC programs.

Questions? Please contact the Early Childhood Center at 801.581.0097 or .

Enrollment Process

pdfView our 2018-19 Enrollment Folder.