Kindergarten for 5-year-olds is the "second step" of the learning pathway in Delavan-Darien schools. It is the continuation our little ones’ educational journey from the 4-year-old kindergarten. By building on what was learned in 4-year-old kindergarten, your child’s learning will continue to blossom and become the foundation by which he or she continues to grow and learn.
Students at this age are like "sponges" and learn much by observing and being with others. Parental involvement in your child’s education is essential for the experiences he/she has in school. Please work with your child at on the skills listed in this curriculum guide. We hope the ideas listed on this web page will help you understand the milestones your child will pursue 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 for kindergarten. Within this standards-based curriculum document, kindergarten teachers have identified what Delavan-Darien kindergarten students should know and be able to do in all subject areas. These area are identified below.
Five-year-old kindergarten teachers also follow Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards, which are designed to guide instruction for children from 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.
If you have any question, please contact your child's teacher or the district's director of curriculum and instruction.