Preparing your child to enter school and love learning: Kindergarten at Little Sprouts.
Ages: 4 years, 9 months to 6 years
Ratio: 1 teacher to 13 children
"Look, Mommy, I did it all by myself!” It’s amazing how proud a kindergartner looks and feels when he's achieved something all on his own. Little Sprouts nurtures your child’s desire for independence by building his self-regulation skills, empowering him to make his own choices, and teaching him how to teach himself.
In our fun, creative, desk-free environment, kindergartners discover the joy of learning while also gaining an academic head start. The Little Sprouts curriculum not only meets the state’s educational standards for kindergarten—it exceeds them. Our kindergartners leave well-prepared for first grade reading and writing, because we teach them at the first grade level.
Our kindergarten teachers link with area school districts and the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework to ensure the foundational support for future success. The benefit to your child? He will gain the critical cognitive and social skills he needs to be happy, secure, and prepared for lifelong learning.
How our Budding Scholars approach helps your kindergartner flourish:
Your kindergartner’s social skills will blossom as he participates in activities and lessons as part of a large group, a small group, and independently. Our teachers use the HIGH/SCOPE® approach to show your child how to solve problems through teamwork. Your child will learn how to become a responsible member of the classroom community by taking ownership of daily tasks.
Our classrooms follow the Massachusetts framework for kindergarten to ensure that your child enters first grade ready to learn. Your child will build essential skills, such as letter recognition and sounds, sight word recognition, and inventive spelling. When your child is ready, we use the Scholastic Guided Reading Program to support the development of his early reading skills.
Our teachers use an array of fun and creative activities to build your child's cognitive development, challenge his mind, and keep him engaged for the whole day. Your child will also be introduced to math skills such as number recognition, patterning, and addition and subtraction.
Your child will build physical strength and agility through games such as 'Red Light, Green Light' and teacher-designed obstacle courses. He will also learn how to correctly grip a pencil and write his own name. In addition, he will begin to understand the concept of personal space and learn how to behave appropriately in group activities that involve smaller spaces.
Before graduating from kindergarten, your child will be able to achieve specific milestones.
Learn more about the kindergarten milestones.
Your child will be regularly assessed to assure that he is meeting these developmental milestones and is progressing in his education.
Learn more about our assessment in kindergarten.