The Kindergarten Program

The Kindergarten Program is based on the following areas: Language, Math, Science & Social Studies, Music, French, Health & Physical Activity, Visual Arts and Personal & Social Development.


Oral Comunication

By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Communicate needs
  • Listen and respond to others appropriately
  • Follow simple directions
  • Ask questions, express feelings, share ideas


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Enjoy listening to stories/poems
  • Retell stories in their own words
  • Make story predictions
  • Recognize that words consist of beginning, middle & final sounds
  • Begin to read phonetically spelled 3 & 4 letter words and Phonetic readers (Level 1 – short vowels, Level 2 – long vowels)
  • Identify opposites, rhyming words and compound words


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Use writing tools appropriately
  • Write simple messages using a combination of pictures, symbols, letters and phonetic spellings
  • Print all upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
  • Print their own name
  • Copy text accurately using lines and margins properly
  • Spell 3 & 4 letter words, and words with short and long vowel sounds
  • Begin cursive writing


Number Sense & Numeration

By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Sort and classify objects
  • Match like objects
  • Count object sets
  • Count orally to 100
  • Recognize and write numerals to 30+
  • Perform Addition and Subtraction to 20
  • Learn place value to 1000
  • Skip count by 2, 5, 10, 100
  • Work with bead chains and multiples


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Use simple measurement terms (tall/short, big/small, empty/full, heavy/light)
  • Order objects according to size
  • Use standard measuring devices (ruler, clock)
  • Identify the names and values of coins

Spatial Sense & Geometry

By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Describe basic spatial relationships (above/below, near/far, in/out)
  • Identify and name geometric solids (cylinder, cube, sphere, cone)
  • Relate everyday objects to geometric solids (cans, blocks, balls, cones)
  • Identify and name geometric shapes (circle, square, rectangle, triangle)


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Recognize, create and extend simple patterns (red, blue, red)

Data Management & Probability

By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Represent and interpret data in bar graphs and pictographs
  • Compare objects (rough, smooth)


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Describe some natural occurrences (leaves fall in autumn/snow in winter)
  • Understand the differences between living/non-living things
  • Describe natural habitats (nests, trees, rivers)
  • Identify patterns and cycles in nature (life cycle of a butterfly and frog)
  • Have an awareness of weather and its impact on humans and the environment
  • Identify country and province of residence
  • Identify countries, continents and oceans on a globe
  • Have some awareness of land and water forms
  • Complete puzzle maps of Canada and the World
  • Recognize community helpers, their tools, and responsibilities
  • Have an awareness of patterns, cycles, time concepts (daily routines, yesterday/tomorrow, morning/afternoon/evening)
  • Exhibit an understanding of the calendar (days of the week/months of the year)
  • Be able to talk about the needs of plants
  • Identify some parts of The Leaf, The Flower and The Tree
  • Identify some external and internal parts of animals
  • Complete puzzles of vertebrates (Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, Fish, Amphibians)


The music program nurtures the child’s natural abilities through; creative movement, singing, improvising, and listening experiences including different genres and periods, and their composers. By the end of Kindergarten the children will have:

  • Played percussion instruments
  • Been exposed to musical concepts such as pitch, dynamics, rhythm, beat, tempo and mood
  • Explored musical notation
  • Been introduced to music of the world’s people
  • Explored the instruments of the orchestra


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Be able to count from 1-20
  • Recite the days of the week, and months of the year
  • Name some colours, animals, family members
  • Sing songs such as Happy Birthday, Head and Shoulders
  • Know some theme/holiday related vocabulary (Halloween, Christmas, Valentine’s Day)
  • Use basic conversational vocabulary (greetings, simple sentences, questions)


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Name body parts and talk about their function
  • Learn about Canada’s Food Guide
  • Identify nutritious foods and junk foods
  • Select appropriate clothing for the weather
  • Practice personal hygiene
  • Apply basic safety rules indoors and out
  • Participate willingly in physical activities
  • Use equipment with ease (balls, bats, sticks)
  • Demonstrate balance and flexibility
  • Learn how to skate


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Use pictures to represent ideas
  • Identify primary and secondary colours
  • Show skill in cutting, pasting, and painting
  • Use tools appropriately


By the end of Kindergarten children will:

  • Communicate own interests and preferences
  • Express thoughts and share experiences
  • Adapt readily to new situations
  • Demonstrate self-reliance (dressing, bathroom)
  • Attempt new tasks willingly
  • Follow class rules and routines
  • Act and talk appropriately with peers and adults
  • Show consideration for others
  • Identify feelings/emotions and express them in acceptable ways
  • Use simple strategies to solve problems