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Kindergarten Curriculum

Cultivating Wonder through Developmentally Appropriate and Purposeful Learning

The curriculum of Alabama Waldorf School's Kindergarten program is thoughtfully crafted to cultivate a sense of wonder and curiosity in children aged 3 to 6. Embracing the philosophy that childhood is a time for exploration and reverence for life, the curriculum focuses on key elements that align with a kindergartener's growth and development.

kindergarten children eating snack

Developmentally Appropriate Learning

Repetition & Rhythm

Daily and weekly rhythms support children as they wholeheartedly engage in learning.

Academic Foundations

Academic foundations are seemlessley woven into the daily rhythm of kindergarten children.

Imaginative Play

Children are encouraged to engage in imaginative play, which is truly a child's most important work.

Purposeful Activities

Repetition & Rhythm

Daily and weekly rhythms, interwoven with seasonal celebrations, support children as they wholeheartedly engage in play and learning. This structured approach builds a foundation for academic readiness while nurturing a child's natural sense of rhythm.

Academic Foundations

Academic skills are seamlessly integrated into kindergarten's experiential curriculum. Building rich vocabulary during Circle Time, counting during snack table preparation, and observing seasonal changes during tidy-up time are examples of how academic foundations are woven into the daily rhythm. This holistic approach ensures that children develop intellectually within the context of their daily experiences.

Imaginative Play

 The curriculum fosters a creative atmosphere using natural materials such as wood, cotton, silk, and wool. These materials are incorporated into the construction of décor and toys, allowing children to engage in imaginative play and imitate the purposeful actions of Waldorf teachers. This emphasis on natural materials contributes to a warm and secure learning environment.

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