Kindergarten at KCA

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten is a fantastic milestone for your child, and Kalos Christian Academy (KCA) wants to help set your child up for success. KCA aims to nurture your child’s love for learning and grow his or her character. Kindergarten readiness encompasses your child’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and social development. KCA’s kindergarten program lays the foundation for academic success by nurturing the students’ hearts and minds. KCA utilizes Charlotte Mason’s principles to introduce rich content and provide an atmosphere where the love for learning is natural and developmentally appropriate. 

KCA builds on your child’s strengths and encourages your child where he or she is challenged. The classical Christian pedagogy at KCA cultivates a child’s character and fosters his or her love for learning. Kindergartners are presented with a feast of curriculum in Bible, history, geography, math, reading, and writing. The integration of classical music, fine art, poetry, living stories, nature study, Spanish, and habit training is vital to the KCA kindergarten program, encouraging your child to know and enjoy God through His creation.

Is your child ready for kindergarten? You can start by reviewing the list of skills below to help identify if your child is ready to begin kindergarten. This list is neither an exhaustive list nor a list of mandatory requirements for admission. KCA recognizes some students will be stronger in some areas and need more assistance in others. Kindergarten is a great time to grow in all areas of development.

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

Social Skills
  Plays well with others
  Can take turns
  Can ask for help
  Listens attentively for at least five minutes
  Confidently separate from parents at drop-off
  Follows two-step instructions
  Can take responsibility for his or her belongings
  Shows respect to peers and adults
  Communicates thoughts and feelings with words
  Can follow class rules
  Can follow routines
Reading Readiness Skills
  Shows interest in reading
  Listens attentively to stories
  Recognizes letters
  Recognizes own name
Math Skills
  Can count from one to ten (or higher)
  Can identify common shapes
  Can sort similar/different objects
Language Skills
  Speaks clearly in simple sentences
  Speaks Mannerly – please, thank you, and excuse me
  Recognizes familiar symbols
  Can retell a story
  Communicates needs and wants with words
Self-care Skills
  Can use the toilet independently
  Uses healthy hygiene habits such as hand washing
  Can dress self
Fine Motor Skills
  Can correctly grip a pencil, marker, or crayon
  Can use a pair of scissors to cut
  Able to build a tower with blocks
  Able to generally copy basic shapes
  Can thread beads on a string
Gross Motor Skills
  Can run
  Able to jump on one foot at a time
  Able to jump with both feet together
  Can climb stairs
  Can throw and kick a ball

Click here for a printable PDF of the Kindergarten Readiness Checklist.

Would you like to know more about KCA or to schedule a private tour? Please email or call 816-888-0839. 

Kalos Christian Academy desires to attract and serve a diverse group of Christian families, employees, and students to build a community that lives in agreement with our core values and statement of faith. Kalos Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnicity and operates in agreement with the ACCS Statement on Ethnic Harmony.

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