Preparing Your Child for School and Life

Five-year-olds are eager to discover and learn new information. They love to plan and enjoy playing with their peers. The 5-year-old curriculum, On My Way at Kiddie Academy[ofACADEMY], provides learning and social activities to meet your child’s needs.

Explore Our Kindergarten Curriculum

Language & Literacy

STEM

Social Studies

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Character Essentials®

Music & More

Learn On®

Explore Our Kindergarten Curriculum

Language & Literacy

Language & Literacy

Advancing Reading and Writing Skills

Children explore content-rich literature and expand their vocabulary tremendously throughout the year. As your child begins to decode words in print, we help them combine letters to make words, and eventually combine words to write sentences and stories.

Key Focus Areas

  • Practicing writing
  • Using our Literacy Essentials program to identify sounds phonetically
  • Composing stories
  • Using complete sentences of varying length
  • Participating in shared reading and writing projects
  • Associating long and short vowel sounds
  • Recognizing sight words

STEM

STEM

Supporting Your Child’s Curiosity with STEM

STEM is integrated into the curriculum using hands-on activities to spark your child’s natural curiosity. Children discover the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math, turning everyday tasks into opportunities to learn.

Key Focus Areas

  • Learning to estimate and calculate
  • Sorting and identifying objects
  • Using technology to communicate and solve problems
  • Using magnifying glasses and microscopes
  • Comparing and interpreting data
  • Exploring life sciences

Social Studies

Social Studies

Getting To Know Your Community

We provide opportunities to explore the local community, our government, geography, American history, and different cultures.

Key Focus Areas

  • Learning about elections and voting
  • Exploring geography and cultures
  • Engaging in group decisions
  • Beginning to take on leadership roles

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Gross & Fine Motor Skills

Developing Strength and Coordination

Our classrooms have an assortment of materials to assist your 5-year-old to continue to develop fine motor skills. Our playgrounds and fitness activities allow your child to strengthen large muscles and build coordination and dexterity.

Key Focus Areas

  • Refining hand-eye coordination for fine motor tasks
  • Fostering a foundation for a healthy lifestyle
  • Moving with balance and coordination
  • Promoting dexterity

Character Essentials®

Character Essentials®

Character Is at Our Core

Our educators guide your child through activities inspired by our Character Essentials curriculum that build upon positive character traits like compassion, respect, and generosity.

Key Focus Areas

  • Encouraging children to be helpful to others
  • Instilling a sense of community
  • Supporting cooperation in various settings
  • Exploring the meaning of fairness
  • Fostering the use of praise and appreciation

Music & More

Music & More

Learning Through Song and Movement

Research shows music improves cognitive development, learning skills, communication, and memories. Our age-appropriate curriculum develops your child’s language skills through song using our proprietary Music and More program.

Key Focus Areas

  • Playing instruments
  • Understanding rhythm and tempo through dance
  • Participating in music through performance
  • Expressing emotions through movement
  • Introducing musical vocabulary

Learn On®

Learn On®

Learning Beyond the Classroom

There is no end to learning, and there is potential in every moment, everywhere. We designed our Life Essentials curriculum with this in mind, giving you access to projects and activities that extend the learning from your child’s classroom to your home through our Academy Link® app.

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