Teachers’ goal in kindergarten is to move each child towards independence and autonomy: expanding social skills, building confidence, developing problem-solving strategies, and communication skills as a means of getting their needs met and helping build community. Supporting social-emotional learning permeates our teaching. Teachers continually observe how children navigate work and play in order to tailor the lesson best to how each child learns.
Activities that support development:
- Morning meeting
- Collaborative work such as blocks or pumpkin seed estimation
- Name study
- Identity study