Junior Kindergarten Curriculum

Junior Kindergarten (4yo) is an exciting year! At Rivermont, we believe children learn best through active engagement in play, project learning, and hands-on activities. Students learn about the world around them as they develop relationships with teachers and classmates, explore classroom materials, and participate in individual, small group, and whole-group learning activities.

As students engage in work and play, faculty enrich learning by asking questions (I wonder…? What if…?) that help students express their ideas, solve problems, and think more deeply about their work. A variety of materials are available for exploration in classroom centers (science, art, writing, dramatic play, manipulatives, library, and music) that are designed to support learning objectives across curriculum. As students explore centers, faculty engage with them to enhance social-emotional, physical, and cognitive development, as well as support language, literacy, and mathematics learning.