The Pre-K and Kindergarten years are devoted to nurturing the imaginative and social development of the young child. These are the years when a child learns primarily through imitation and creative play. The Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten bridges the transition from home life to school. The classroom is a pleasing and inviting environment of warm colors, natural materials, simple handcrafted toys, and objects from nature. The daily and seasonal rhythms, which are so comforting to young children, include such activities as songs, storytelling, painting, baking, nature walks, and time for creative play.
Cedarwood has traditional mixed-age kindergartens, in which the children’s ages range from four to six years. These classes meets five days a week. We also have two pre-kindergartens for children ages three to four. These classes meet three and five days a week.
The Pre-Kindergartens (three day – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; five day – Monday-Friday) and Kindergartens (five day) begin at 8:30am and release at 12:30pm every day. Parent-Child classes are Mondays and Fridays 9:00am-11:30am. We offer full day programming until 3:30pm and extended care until 6 pm for all Pre-K and Kindergarten classes.
Example of a daily schedule in the Kindergarten at Cedarwood School:
- Circle time
- Free play
- Snack preparation
- Activities such as painting, sewing, finger knitting, crafts, baking
- Cleanup and snack
- Story time
- Outside playtime
- Depart for home