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Kindergarten is a time for children to expand their love of learning, general knowledge, ability to get along with others, and interest in reaching out to the world. While kindergarten marks an important transition from preschool to the primary grades, we feel it is important that kids still get to be kids. At Children's Village Indianapolis, getting kindergarteners ready for elementary school does not mean substituting academics for play time, forcing children to master first grade "skills" or relying on standardized tests to assess children's success.

Our developmentally appropriate kindergarten classrooms encourage the growth of children's self-esteem, their cultural identities, their independence and their individual strengths. Children have access to various activities throughout the day, such as block building, pretend play, picture books, paints and other art materials, and table toys like pegboards and puzzles. Our kindergarten teachers work with individual children, small groups, and the whole group at different times during the day. Children learn numbers and the alphabet in the context of their everyday experiences, in addition to exploring the natural world of plants and animals, their home environment and their community.

Most importantly, our kindergarten program is not "one size fits all." At Children's Village, our curriculum is adapted for children who are ahead, as well as those who need additional help. Because children differ in experiences and background, they do not learn the same things at the same time in the same way. We can meet the needs of children with disabilities, and embrace children of all learning levels as part of our kindergarten community.
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