Kindergarten at Peñasquitos Christian Preschool embodies a rich learning environment steeped in holistic, organic experiences created and led by children. Developmentally appropriate practices aligned with NAEYC standards and practices allowing children the opportunity to create, explore, and expand their interests.
At Peñasquitos Christian Preschool and Kindergarten, our kindergarten curriculum includes several components of our play-based preschool program. Including snack time, recess, and group activities. We pride ourselves in utilizing developmentally appropriate practices that encourage the growth of children’s self-esteem, their cultural identities, their independence, and their strengths.
Principles of our kindergarten play-based learning model include:
The Fredrick Froebel Model utilizes “the gifts” designed to create authentic learning with real-life materials
Intentional planning designed to meet the individual need of each child
Teacher guided small-group time
Differentiated instruction and assessment