Four-year-old Kindergarten is an exciting beginning for young children. It is the start of our little ones’ educational journey. In this year, your child’s learning will blossom and become the foundation by which he or she continues to grow and learn.
Kindergarten students at this age level will come to school either for full days Monday and Thursday, or Tuesday and Friday, with one additional Wednesday per month. The school day lasts from 8:15 a.m. until 3:15 a.m., giving teachers ample time to work with children and develop their skill sets.
Your involvement in your child’s education is essential for the experiences he/she has in school. Please work with your child at home on the skills listed in this curriculum guide website. We hope the ideas listed here will help you understand the milestones your child will be pursuing this year and the ways you can help your child achieve much success.
The Delavan-Darien School District has adopted the Common Core State Standards as its curriculum guideline. Within this standards-based curriculum document, 4-year-old kindergarten teachers have identified what Delavan-Darien kindergarten students should know and be able to do in all subject areas (see below).
Four-year-old Kindergarten teachers also follow Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, which are designed to guide instruction for children birth through first grade. There are five domains outlined within the standards including:
Health and Physical Development
Social and Emotional Development
Language Development and Communication
Approaches to Learning
General Knowledge and Cognition
Within these domains are sub-domains that give developmental expectations and key examples of evidence of growth in each area.
For more information, download the Wisconsin Early Learning Standards guidebook.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.