Kinder Owl PROGRAM
Our Kinder Owl program is offered five days a week to children who turn 5 by December 31st
of the year they enroll. Parents may choose:
- Our morning Kinder Owl program meets from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Our full day Kinder Owl meets from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00p.m.
Rye Country Day School Kinder Owl Program:
Focuses on the total development of the child - social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
Establishes a climate and plan that specifically develops feelings of security and a sense of independence and individuality.
Provides guidance for the child as he or she learns to relate to others and to develop warm human relationships.
Consists of experiences within the child's range of interests and competencies so that there are many opportunities for successes that contribute to his or her sense of self-worth.
We provide a unique program that supports both the inquisitive and playful side of our five year olds. Our Kinder Owl program is creative, rigorous, developmentally appropriate and celebrates the strengths of each student. We provide the children with an integrated approach in math, science, reading, writing, geography, art, music, yoga, sign language and Spanish. Children also have many opportunities to grow socially and emotionally with a community of learners who are actively engaged with one another. Here at Rye Country Day School, children are inspired to be life long learners!
Language Arts and Children's Literature
Through many varied experiences our children realize not only skill development in the areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, but also the beauty and function of language in communication.
Language Development and Literacy
Children are provided many opportunities to see how reading and writing are useful before they are instructed in letter names, sounds, and word identification. Basic skills develop when they are meaningful to children. An abundance of these activities is provided to develop language and literacy through meaningful experience: listening to and reading stories and poems, taking field trips, dictating stories, a print rich environment, talking informally with other children and adults, and experimenting with writing, with drawing, and inventive spelling.
With first hand experiences the children gain understanding in several areas of the social sciences. The content of our social studies experience is based on the interests, needs, backgrounds and developmental levels of each student. We have a deep commitment to environmental education. We are also committed to developing an anti-biased curriculum and providing meaningful multicultural experiences for our children. In science we focus on animals, objects and events in the child's natural environment. We believe that children need to have many opportunities to explore and interact with their world.
We have developed an activity-centered mathematics program for young children. The goal of our mathematics program is to develop understanding and insight of the patterns of mathematics through the use of concrete materials. We believe that real mathematical learning involves insight and understanding and the ability to solve new problems.
Our integrated approach to Art allows children the freedom to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques based on their interests. Art production is process oriented and involves two dimensional activities such as painting and printmaking as well as three dimensional projects like sculpture, weaving and woodworking. The children learn about famous artists and art styles and develop an appreciation for art through discussion and critique sessions. Creative Movement, song, dance and theater are incorporated into our curriculum on a daily basis.