Kindergarten Level Curriculum
Designed around the interests of the young elementary child, the Kindergarten level program offers a consistent, dependable routine with large blocks of uninterrupted work time. The classroom schedule encourages the child’s spontaneous activity and fosters the development of the creative process, integrated personality, and a strong sense of self. The curriculum includes materials and encourages activities that promote practical life activities, sensory-motor experiences, literacy, language arts, numeracy, creative arts, science, and geography. Each activity or exercise in our curriculum is structured to provide purpose, procedure, closure, and opportunity for success.
Specific Indicators for Success for NM Public School Kindergarten Students
1. The child must be no younger than five years old on or before September 1 of the school year to enter the public Kindergarten program.
(This is a state statute for NM Public Schools and no exceptions are granted.)
2. The child must be capable of attending to a given task for a specific time period. (Time varies with the task).
3. The child must demonstrate self-motivation and self-control.
4. The child’s maturity and emotional development are appropriate for kindergarten or above.
Common Core Goals/State Standards