Classical Education in Kindergarten
Our goal is for your child to love learning from the first day of school. At Covenant, Kindergarten introduces your child to classroom learning as the first stage of classical Christian education. Bible, reading, and math form the core of the Kindergarten curriculum. We use a phonics-based approach to reading which is foundational for long term success in reading development. Equal emphasis is given to mathematics, with students learning addition and subtraction, shapes, time, temperature, and other foundational mathematical skills. Both the reading and math curricula incorporate a multi-sensory approach. Songs with motions help to further engage students and reinforce learning. Additional studies in science, history, geography, music, art, and physical education are included in the program.
Students are introduced to high quality children's literature in Kindergarten. Teachers read aloud daily to the students, fostering a love for literature and development of listening comprehension skills, which provide the foundation for reading comprehension. Students narrate, or orally summarize, the stories that they have heard, developing both their listening comprehension and oral language skills. Our Kindergarten teacher provides a safe, peaceful, and joyful classroom atmosphere suitable for this age group.
Kindergarten meets five mornings per week. The full academic program is encompassed within the morning program. We also offer an option for afternoon attendance with our Odyssey program.
The Odyssey afternoon program is a time in which students have academic supportive activities as well as play and rest times. Hands-on centers, foreign language exposure, field trips, and other educational opportunities are included in the Odyssey afternoon program.
Enrollment in Kindergarten is limited to 16 students per class. Students must have had their fifth birthday by September 1st to apply for Covenant's Kindergarten program. Kindergarten students also need to complete a school readiness screening as part of the application process. If you are interested in learning more about our Kindergarten program, please visit an open house or contact our school office at (630) 983-7500 or email@example.com.
Covenant also provides the option for Kindergarten students to attend full day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and half day on Tuesdays and Thursdays.