Kindergarten (ECS)

Kindergarten Program

Center Approach

Alberta Education recommends a learning center approach, which best meets the developmental needs of each child. A center is an area of the classroom in which materials are set out for the children to interact with.

At Griffiths-Scott School we focus on providing a playful learning environment through exploration centers and large and small group activities.

Centers are designed to:

  • develop self-confidence
  • improve physical skills
  • develop the use of all senses
  • promote cooperation with others
  • provide experiences with many developing skills
  • expand vocabulary and interest in books and numbers

In Addition to Centers

The Kindergarten Program may include large group activities such as:

  • Discussion related to the theme
  • Storytime
  • Sharing time
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Drama/Creative Movement
  • Field trips related to the theme
  • Guest speakers and/or special presentations
  • Snack Time
  • Library time
  • Media Presentations i.e. Videos, Computers
  • Special projects (crafts, cooking, etc.)