Clayton A. Lodoen Kindergarten Center
The kindergarten child is a unique individual with strengths and weaknesses in all areas of development. Each child brings unique experiences from his home and culture, which need to be accepted as a part of the child.
Recognizing these characteristics, learning experiences should be provided in a rich, stimulating environment where the child feels comfortable and accepted. Through interaction with other people and the environment, the child will develop positive attitudes toward self and school.
Learning experiences in kindergarten enhance the child’s development in the areas of emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth. These experiences involve the use of concrete, sensory materials, which are basic learning devises for the kindergarten child. Activities that encourage problem solving, experimentation, observation, communication, and listening should be planned and implemented.
The total kindergarten curriculum should be child-centered and developmental in nature. Involvement in learning experiences correlated with the child’s development will help to build a positive self-concept and to provide a base for future learning success.
The mission of the Kindergarten Center is to enhance the child’s development by involvement in learning experiences that will build a positive self-concept and provide a base for future learning success.
The vision of the Kindergarten Center is to develop multiple opportunities through appropriate modes of learning to prepare children for the changing world. Through communication with families the educational experience will help each child achieve their potential.