Welcome to the Private Kindergarten Program

kindergarten classOur phenomenal Private, all-day Kindergarten program produces students who are academically advanced for their age groups.  Many of our Kindergarten graduates are in accelerated reading and math classes throughout their elementary careers.

Ms. Kooiman has been with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2010.  She offers one-on-one attention, in a safe and supportive classroom, to each Kindergarten student…

Our Classroom

Small Student/Teacher Ratio – 15:1

Maximum Classroom Size
– Only 15 students or less!

Ms. Kooiman has been employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2010. She offers one-on-one attention, in a safe and supportive classroom, to each Kindergarten student.

Enrichment programs – Spanish lessons (included in tuition), music lessons, computer lessons, dance, gymnastics, swimming and soccer lessons.

Monthly field trips – relate to classroom lessons, bringing a firsthand experience to each child. Bus services are arranged through a qualified company. Parents are responsible for signing a field trip permission slip which explains destination, reason for field trip, cost and time for each field trip taken.

Tuition includes all classroom materials, breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, Spanish lessons, before and after school care and care on non-school days.

Cognitive Development

Journaling, using correct sentence structure (spaces, capitals, and end marks), listening for phonemes or individual sounds, learning sounds/phonics.


Learning the reading process, recognizing all letters of the alphabet, knowing what sounds each letter makes, using skills to pull apart words and identify the phonemes or individual sounds to recognize words, guiding reading groups by student ability.


Small motor development (cutting, tearing, play dough etc.), creativity (students have the ability to pull away from the group and make their own masterpieces), using different mediums (crayons, markers, paints, crafts etc.), learning to follow directions while in a group atmosphere, encouraged to use resources to solve a problem.


Instrument use and sound awareness, use of music to learn (spelling, color, word songs etc.), learning the rhythm, beat/pulse of music.

Physical Education

Physical Skills – Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Knowledge – Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

Physical Activity – Participates regularly in physical activity.

Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of fitness.

Behavioral Skills – Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings.

Intrinsic Value – Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.

Physical Skills – Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.


Mathematical Reasoning – Create and solve word problems using actions, objects, words, pictures, or numbers.  Estimate and check that answers are reasonable.  Explain to others how a problem was solved.

Number Sense, Computation, and Operations – Count forward to 31, backward from 10.  Count the number of objects in a set and identify the quantity.  Compare the number of objects in two or more sets.  Given a number, identify one more or one less.  Recognize the umber of objects up to 6, without counting.  Add and subtract whole numbers up to 6, using concrete objects.

Patterns, Functions and Algebra – Sort objects in a set by one attribute such as size, shape, color, or thickness.  Identify an object that does not belong in a set.  Recognize, describe and extend repeating patterns involving up to three elements using objects, pictures, sounds or movements.

Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability – Represent data about classmates or their surrounds by using objects or pictures.

Spatial Sense, Geometry, and Measurement – Locate and describe placement of objects with terms such as: on, inside, outside, above, below, over, under, beside, between, in front of, behind, next to, top, bottom.  Sort two- and three-dimensional shapes according to their geometrical attributes.  Compare and order objects by length, weight, volume, temperature or size and use appropriate vocabulary such as longer than, holds more, smaller.


The Nature of Science and Engineering – Scientific inquiry is a set of interrelated processes used to pose questions about the natural world and investigate phenomena.  Some objects occur in nature; others have been designed and processed by people.

Physical Science – Objects can be described in terms of the materials they are made of and their physical properties.

Earth and Space Science – Weather can be described in measureable quantities and changes from day to day and with the seasons.

Life Science – Living things are diverse with many different observable characteristics.  Natural systems have many components that interact to maintain their system.

Social Studies

Citizenship and Government – Civic skills, civic values and principles of democracy, governmental institutions and political processes.

Economics – Economic reasoning skills, fundamental concepts.

Geography – Geospatial skills, places and regions.

History – Historical thinking skills, peoples, cultures and change over time.

Social Development

In Kindergarten, friendships continue to blossom. They can play with more than one person at a time. They are starting to understand what is fair and unfair. They begin to make decisions on how their behavior will affect themselves and others around them. Kindergartners are more willing to help others in times of need. They do a much better job of listening to others when they speak and react accordingly.

Emotional Development

During the Kindergarten year, the children become much more confident. They start recognizing all their academic advancements. They are much more responsible for their own belongings. Being responsible for their own supplies, pencil box, backpack, and cubby are a few examples. They are also responsible to clean up their own art projects and to ensure supplies are back where they need to be. They are responsible to make sure homework gets back to school when expected.

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