Child and Family Outcomes Statement
Our kindergarten classrooms intend for these outcomes for the children and the families:
Outcomes for Children:
- Children will experience learning that is developmentally-appropriate, culturally-sensitive and includes strategies to promote their physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development.
- Children will experience a safe, welcoming, consistent, and harmonious classroom.
- Children will experience a learning environment where they are actively engaged and enjoy purposeful play: realistic, pretend, and dramatic.
- Children will experience learning that is matched to their developmental readiness and attention to their personal interests and needs.
- Children will experience teachers who respect and value them as individuals and speak to them and interact with them in this way.
- Children will learn social skills that will provide them with strategies that will guide them in making friends, resolving conflicts, and working cooperatively as group members.
- Children will explore, experience, and gain competence in mathematics, literacy, science, technology, art, music, physical education, and social studies.
Outcomes for Families:
- Families will experience a school and a classroom environment that is welcoming to their child and to their family.
- Families will gain knowledge and understanding of their child as a learner and gain competency in advocating for their child’s educational needs.
- Families will understand that they are critical partners in the academic, social, and emotional success of their child.
- Families will understand the importance of sharing information between the home and school.
- Families will gain an understanding of the role of assessment in guiding their child’s growth as a learner, and the different types of information that can be accessed through teachers’ observations, discussions, and academic assessments.