- One of our core values is to provide CUSTOM-FIT learning for your child. School shouldn’t be one-size-fits-all and we’re committed to educating your child in the way they learn best.
- PROJECT-BASED LEARNING is where it’s at! Not many of us learn best by sitting at a desk with a worksheet. That’s why our teachers use open-ended projects that allow kids to explore, discover, and jump into their learning with both feet!
- We offer PART-TIME & full-time Kindergarten (more choices for you!). Plus our elementary campus features a complete music program and French beginning in grade one (with dedicated teachers in both subjects).
- Most importantly, we are committed to developing not just the MIND of your child, but also their HEART and SOUL. Because we believe in educating the WHOLE CHILD .
BUT WHAT ABOUT…
You may be feeling a little overwhelmed with all the ideas and information here. If you have any questions (we’re assuming you do), please feel free to chat with one of our teachers or plan a time to come in and visit with Roy van Eerden, our principal. Until then, we thought we’d share a few of the most common questions we get about Kindergarten at ACS:
A: Most kids don’t have a moment they are ready for Kindergarten…in fact many aren’t ready! But here are a few good indicators they are well on their way. He/she can: sit quietly for up to 10 minutes, zip up his/her jacket, hold a pencil properly, toilet independently, and cope with new situations. Of course every child is different, so please connect with us if you have any concerns.
A: While every day is a little different and we like to be flexible to the needs and interests of the class, here is a typical outline we use on most days for full-time students:
- Calendar: letter of the week, journal, number work
- Short break
- Story, theme, activities, free choice centers
- Lunch & recess break
- Bible, PE, sharing time, math, and literacy centres
- Close the day with prayer
A: Students in both part-time and full-time cover the exact same material. Generally speaking, by the beginning of grade 1 all students are at the same level. The main difference is children in full-time have more time to practice, reinforce, and apply the concepts in class. Parents of part-time students are expected to help with this at home, instead of class, through games, homework, and every day activities.