Our Kindergarten program is designed to give your child a positive, fun, and nurturing education experience while still providing a strong academic foundation in a Christ-centered environment. We want your child’s first exposure to elementary school to set the stage for a lifetime love of learning. Please view below highlights of our Kindergarten field trips, special activities, projects, and curriculum. If you have further questions, our Kindergarten teacher and administration will be happy to meet with you!
ABeka Book is a reading program in which children learn to read through phonics. As soon as the short sounds of the vowels and the sounds for only three consonants are introduced, they are able to sound out their first words. Later, they learn to read many more words that contain special sounds. (Special sounds are letter combinations like sh and ar ) Their reading vocabulary naturally grows with each new sound learned.
Using Sadlier-Oxford math curriculum students will learn to count and recognize numbers 1 through 100. Addition concepts are taught up through the sum of 10, and beginning subtraction concepts are introduced. Students also learn to work with telling time, money, sorting, geometry and patterns, positions, tables, graphs, fractions, and measurements. Children also learn to count by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
Houghton Mifflin California Science curriculum, introduces students to the study of life science, physical science, and earth science through reading, hands-on investigations, and experiments.
The Kindergarten program focuses on the familiar children’s stories of the Bible. From the stories of Creation, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Jesus and many others, students will appreciate the lives of famous heroes, who by example provide a foundation for living. The student text, “Walking with God and His People” – Publishers Christian Schools International, provides colorful, creative teaching pages and reinforcement activities for every lesson.
Harcourt’s Reflections: Our World, Now and Long Ago is a program designed to introduce students to citizenship, geography, and history while building study skills and cooperative learning skills.
Your child will also be taught art, music, motor development and computer by specialized teachers. Each week the Kindergartners visit the Library. Books may be taken home and returned the next Library day.
Mrs. Clancy earned her B.A. in 1989 and teaching credential from C.S.U.N. She began her career at V.P.S. in 1992 as a paraprofessional and began teaching kindergarten in 1996. Mrs. Clancy’s two children are graduates of V.P.S.
“I enjoy the family atmosphere here at V.P.S.”
Favorite Verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Mrs. de la Guardia has been on staff at V.P.S. since 2000. She does many things including serving as Day Care director, Motor Development teacher, and Kindergarten paraprofessional. She has extensive training in Child Development and taught preschool before coming to V.P.S. Her daughter is a graduate of V.P.S. and is now also on our preschool staff.
“I love being a part of the children’s daily lives and seeing them grow in Christ.”
Favorite Verse: Psalm 18:16-19 He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.