Kindergarten at Calgary Changemaker School
We are offering a full-time Kindergarten program
8:20am-3:30pm 5 days per week.
Maximum of 16 students.
Our Kindergarten program balances daily outdoor nature play with emergent and inquiry learning and a Reggio Emilia approach. Our primary goal for Kindergarten students is to nurture a lifelong love of learning and we believe young children learn best through play. Play-based classrooms are highly social and active and teachers use the interests of students and their natural curiosity as the driver for instruction.
Key elements of our program include social-emotional learning support, building empathy and teamwork skills and developing a strong yet joyful academic foundation in early literacy and numeracy.
As a full-time program, we will offer quiet reading and rest periods throughout the day to ensure young students are able to recharge between the more active intellectual and social times. Kindergarten students will also have opportunities to participate in many of the co-curricular classes and clubs that our older students participate in.
We encourage family members and older students in our school to sign up for volunteer days in our Kindergarten classroom to build a broader sense of community and connection.