Kindergarten Philosophy

The Kindergarten program at Kids Inn is planned to meet the needs of each child. Children are taught at their own level of development. Kids Inn provides an environment which includes hands on experiences in the areas of: art, music, literature, math, reading, self-esteem building, creative movement, cooking activities, perceptual skills, social skills and both gross and fine motor skills. The emphasis is on exposing children to intellectually stimulating experiences. We accomplish this by means of monthly activities which are developmentally appropriate. The process of the experience is valued more than the product or outcome. Children learn by doing.

At Kids Inn Kindergarten, we strive to give young children the skills and confidence they need in order to:

When a child is placed in a positive environment, the child will develop the positive attitude necessary to cope with an increasingly complex and changing world.

Kids Inn Kindergarten will:

A detailed copy of the Kindergarten Curriculum may be obtained from Kids Inn.

Language Arts Curriculum

Pre-Reading Skills

  • Recognize and identify consonant and vowel letters and sounds
  • Use concepts of print: left to right / top to bottom
  • Generate word families and rhyming words
  • Distinguish letters from words and words from sentences
  • Identify all uppercase and lower case letters


  • Retell/sequence a simple story with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Make predictions
  • Identify characters, setting, and main idea of story
  • Read basic sight words
  • Understand the difference between fantasy and reality


  • Practice practical writing
  • Print first name and last name
  • Print alphabet letters legibly without a model
  • Write from left to right and from top to bottom

Speaking and Listening

  • Speak clearly and expressively
  • Listen thoughtfully and respectfully to others
  • Present ideas using complete sentences
  • Understand and follow multi-step directions in classroom routine
  • Express wants and needs
  • Contribute to class discussions, songs, and finger plays
  • Orally state the names of the days of the week and months of the year
  • Identify the eight basic color words and reads their corresponding words

Science Curriculum

  • Observe and describe objects in their environment
  • Understand needs of plants and animals
  • Describe objects in terms of their physical properties (color, size, shape, etc.)
  • Manipulate an object to discover characteristics not apparent by observation alone (i.e. magnets)
  • Relate weather conditions to seasons

Math Curriculum

  • Sort and classify objects by position, shape, size, color, number of corners, etc.
  • Identify, copy, extend, and create patterns
  • Count to 100 by 1's, 5's, and 10's
  • Tell addition and subtraction stories using manipulative
  • Identify the four basic shapes (circle,square, rectangle, triangle)
  • Draw the five basic shapes
  • Identify numerals 0-10
  • Label sets with correct numeral 0-10
  • Count backwards form 10
  • Identify coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
  • Tell time to the hour
  • Measure length with a variety of non standard measurements
  • Use positional words (left, right, on, off, above, below, etc.)
  • Compare measurements with terms shorter, longer, heavier, warmer, etc.
  • Use and understand a simple graph

Social Studies

  • Compare human likenesses and differences
  • Understand the need for rules
  • Demonstrate community awareness
  • Explore various social roles
  • Cooperate and share among school


  • Appreciation of art and music
  • Express self through art and music
  • Retell short story or play
  • Imitate movements by activity (copying, mirroring, leading, following)
  • Use rhythmic accompaniment to movement
  • Participate in singing routine
  • Recognize basic elements including colors, shapes, and textures

Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills

Fine Motor

  • Use scissors and cuts on line
  • Do 10-15 piece puzzle
  • Draw person with 6 or more features
  • Use correct pencil grasp
  • Use correct scissor grip
  • Demonstrate hand-eye coordination

Gross Motor

  • Hop on both feet together
  • Hop on one foot (left and right)
  • Jump over objects
  • Walk backward, skip, and gallop

Self Help

  • Get dressed without assistance
  • Zip coat and fasten button
  • Clean small spills
  • Recite address from memory
  • Recite telephone number from memory
  • Recite birthday

Social and Work Habits

  • Put forth best effort in work
  • Take care of school materials
  • Use self control to follow school rules
  • Work independently
  • Complete work in a reasonable amount of time
  • Follow directions
  • Listen attentively to others
  • Stay on task
  • Create friendships
  • Take turns