Exploring your kindergarten options for next year? At our Kindergarten Preview on Wednesday, January 17 at 2:00 pm, you’ll have the opportunity to meet our teachers, visit the kindergarten classroom, and learn how our kindergarten program combines joyful, hands-on learning with virtues and a kind and caring school community.
Here’s what sets up apart:
A Focus on Social & Emotional Learning. For a child to grow and learn, it is essential their emotional and social needs are attended to. That’s why, in Kindergarten, we emphasize building a caring classroom community, thinking in systems, being a problem solver, practicing virtues like compassion and respect, and celebrating learning. At Willow, we help young learners make genuine, meaningful connections by getting to know their individual personalities and encouraging them to explore their own ideas about how the world works.
An Emphasis on Literacy. Students expand their vocabularies and comprehension on a daily basis through direct phonics instruction and multi-sensory play. Our language curriculum includes: foundational literacy skills (phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge, phonics, sight words, inventive spelling), an introduction to writing, and practicing handwriting.
A Hands-on, Holistic Curriculum. Hands-on exploration at Willow is key to helping children turn abstract concepts into concrete understanding — one of the many ways our younger students thrive. Students are encouraged to work together but also empowered to determine their own conclusions. In addition to a robust academic program, Willow kindergarten students participate in enriching specials such as: handcrafts, music, wellness, world language, and art.
Learn more about Willow Kindergarten!
Sign up for our Kindergarten Preview here. Childcare is available during our teachers’ presentations. Please make sure to register your child if they plan to attend too! If your child already attends Willow preschool, please check your email for a Paperless Post invite to RSVP.