Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten is a place for children to nurture their love of learning and their ability to get along with others. Our kindergarten supports your child’s physical, emotional and intellectual growth and paves the way for a successful transition to elementary school.

Low teacher-student ratios enable us to individualize teaching and coach students.

We approach reading by incorporating phonics, literature, and oral and written instruction into a meaningful context. Our reading program guides students through important skills and strategies as they build knowledge so that reading and writing become basic parts of the kindergarten day. We use Rigby’s Literacy by Design, a researched-based program for emerging and developing readers.

Our math curriculum encourages students to think creatively, develop their own problem-solving strategies and work cooperatively with their classmates. Games reinforce students’ understanding of key mathematical concepts and skills.

We personalize the math program to meet each child’s needs at the individual level. Children who are ready for advanced concepts receive instruction that continues to develop their skills.

Quick Facts

  • Low teacher-child ratio
  • True full-day program
  • All inclusive, high quality program: meals, snacks, supplies, before-after school care
  • Kids learn to manage emotions and impulses, empathy, and sportsmanship

Students are exposed to a variety of scientific materials and concepts. We focus on life science, earth science, and physical science. The curriculum uses a hands-on approach to engage the student in each lesson.

Spanish instruction is taught twice a week. Classes teach vocabulary, conversation, games, and songs using fun methods that foster an appreciation for many cultures and an ear for new sounds.

To help develop a sense of community, we study concepts central to children’s lives such as families, neighborhoods and the many ways each child is a vital part of his or her community. Children learn differences and similarities between other peoples’ culture and their own.

It has been shown that children who are socially competent manage their feelings appropriately, have more consideration for others, cooperation, and even show some success solving problems. We use the Committee for Children’s Kindergarten Second Step program, which teaches skills in empathy, emotion management, impulse control, emotion regulation, anger management, and social problem-solving.

During physical education and recess, children have fun while honing their coordination and physical skills. They learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. Good sportsmanship in kindergarten is as simple and as important as taking turns and recognizing others during a game.

In addition, our curriculum features dramatic play, computer science and creative arts.

Kindergarten Program (5 yrs. old before August 31 of school year)

Our kindergarten paves the way for a successful transition from pre-kindergarten to primary grades by offering a program designed to encourage your child’s physical, emotional and intellectual growth. 



We offer two options for our Kindergarten program.

Full Time without Extended Care (for 3PM pick up)

9:00am – 3:00pm – Curriculum Hours

Full Time with Extended Care

Extended care include full time hours plus additional curriculum hours up to 10 hours per day.

7:30 am – 9:00 am – Before School Learning
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Curriculum Hours
3:00 pm – 6:00pm – After School Learning
5 years and up
Days per week
2 3 4 5
Full Time without Extended Care
9:00 – 3:00
Full Time with Extended Care
9:00 – 3:00 and Extended Learning; Lake Washington School District (LWSD) calendar & includes Academic Enrichment during vacation
Additional Info: Child must be at least 5 years old before September 1st of the school year.


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Families experience deep comfort knowing they can rely on Kirkland Children's School as an important part of their child's life.

For more information please contact us today. We look forward to meeting you.