A Nationally Accredited, Award-Winning Early Childhood School For Children From Birth to Kindergarten

Kindergarten Knoll

Program Overview

The full-day kindergarten program designed for A Child's University utilizes a variety of top-rated, award-winning curricula that align with National Accreditation standards as well as all of the CORE components of the Rhode Island Early Learning Standards. This ensures each child is learning in accordance with national and state developmental guidelines.

Program Highlights

  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Open Year Round
  • Low Teacher To Child Ratio
  • Nationally Recognized and Award-Winning Curriculum
  • Nationally Accredited Early Learning Environment (By NAEYC)
  • Enrichment Programs That Supplement The Curriculum
  • Small Class Size
  • Electronic Daily Reports and Pictures Emailed Daily to Parents

The Curriculum

Powered by a nationally respected and award-winning early childhood curriculum, the Kindergarten Knoll at A Child's University provides each child with the essential foundation they need for the important school years ahead. The specific components of the curriculum include:

Early Readers

Sadlier decodable leveled texts used in reading groups

Mathematics Programs

Sadlier Progress In Mathematics
Sorting, Geometry, Patterns, Positions, Tables/ Graphs, Fractions, Addition, Subtraction, Money, Time, Measurement, Numbers to 100

Writing Program

Being A Writer - Developmental Studies Center

Phonics Program

Sadlier Phonics
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Consonants, Short Vowels, Long Vowels

Literacy: Reader’s Workshop

All About Me, Nursery Rhymes, Rhyme & Repetition, Fairy Tales, Fables & Folktales, Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction

Science Program

Life Science, Earth and Space Science, Physical Science

Social Studies Program

Civics and Government, Geography, Historical Perspectives/Rhode Island History, Economics

Music, Art, Physical Education, Drama, Spanish, and Technology are also incorporated as an integral part of each week.

Children may attend the Kindergarten Knoll at A Child’s University from 7:00am to 5:30pm. Daily kindergarten instruction is from 8:45am – 3:45pm. The following represents a typical day:

7:00 - 8:30 Free Play
8:30 - 9:00 Morning Snack
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Meeting
9:15 - 9:30 Phonics
9:30 - 10:00 Writing
10:00 - 10:20 Morning Recess
10:20 - 11:00 Reader’s Workshop
11:00 - 11:30 Enrichment (Music, Art, Gym, Drama, Spanish)
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 Nap/Rest Time
12:30 - 1:30 Math
1:30 - 2:30 Learning Center
2:30 - 3:00 Afternoon Snack
3:00 - 3:30 Science/Social Studies
3:30 - 4:15 Afternoon Recess
4:15 - 5:30 Closing Circle/Free Play

each activity includes ample time for the children to transition to the next activity