The Kindergarten program at Alderwood Toronto Private School follows the mandatory curriculum areas
outlined by the Ontario Ministry of Education providing numerous opportunities for hands-on, experiential,
enriched fun and exciting opportunities for learning. Providing young students with activities and ideas that
further stimulate their sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them while simultaneously
respecting each learner’s unique strengths is our main priority. In addition, Alderwood works toward building
a solid academic foundation with great emphasis on language and mathematics. Each student is assessed
in order to determine suitability and acceptance.
- Letter and sound manipulation; forming and reading letters and sounds, words and sentences
- Oral telling and retelling of stories
- Expressing opinions and ideas with clarity
- Instilling a love and appreciation for books and literacy.
- Number concepts including counting, measuring dimensions such as length, weight, temperature, size.
- Comparing two and three-dimensional objects
- sequencing, grouping.
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
- Develop and extend children’s awareness of themselves and others.
- Develop positive interpersonal skills.
- Encourage a positive self-image and positive attitude toward school and learning.
- recognize individual likes and dislikes, preferences and strengths.
- Develop and extend empathy and respect for and cooperation with others.
SCIENCE & THE ENVIRONMENT
- Explore differences and similarities in properties and materials.
- Conduct experiments.
- Promote curiosity and questioning.
- Develop awareness of the natural environment and its changes.
- Use of computers for different purposes including mathematics and music programs.
- Awareness and understanding of technology.
- Develop motor skills, coordination, balance, hand-eye coordination.
- Encourage a positive attitude toward health and physical activity.
- Games developing cooperation, social and other skills.
ARTS, MUSIC, VISUAL, DANCE, SONG
- Participate in dance, making music, hearing music, and singing, seeing and creating art.
- Develop personal expression and appreciate that of others.
EXPOSURE TO FRENCH
- French songs, simple stories and characters.