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L.E.A.P.® Curriculum
for kindergarten

At TLE®, curriculum for kindergarteners is designed to advance reading and writing skills, as well as language development. It also nurtures an interest in science—from nutrition to the planets—and introduces children to art, music and dance.

Our year-end kindergarten milestones

While each day is a fun new adventure at TLE®, the lessons and curriculum are preparing your kindergartener to meet important end-of-year goals—to ensure early childhood development at the right pace. For our kindergarteners, those goals are: 

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  • Engage in academic instruction with content that meets and exceeds nationally recognized standards of excellence (Common Core Mathematics and the Next Generation Science Standards), standards for each state that we operate in, and early learning developmental standards that will challenge our accelerated learners
  • Receive instruction that supports various learning styles, including visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners
  • Be taught skills and concepts that are presented using brilliant images, hands-on learning labs, and technology experiences
  • Participate in various forms of assessment; including teacher observation, student portfolio, written assessment, and hands-on performance-based assessments, to afford the student multiple avenues and opportunities to demonstrate mastery and understanding

Our curriculum components

We offer kindergarten in select centers as part of our ongoing effort to push for excellence in early childhood education. Our kindergarten students are learning from state-certified teachers and are being prepared for the big jump to first grade. Having graduated as TLE preschoolers, our kindergarten students are even more prepared than your average student and are ready to tackle this new phase of learning.

Our kindergarten curriculum meets or exceeds all standards in all the states in which we operate. This sets your child up for success as they engage in more opportunities for cooperative learning and group work in TLE’s proprietary Kindergarten Experience ® programs in kindergarten Math, Science and Social Studies. 

Each of these kindergarten programs also include a technology component, as their books contain activities linked to the L.E.A.P. Interactive board and challenges them with new activities to reinforce their learning.

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Our programs for kindergartners

Math

The magic of math comes alive for our kindergarteners through understanding ordinals and counting by 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s; sorting and classifying objects using a variety of attributes such as size, color and number of corners; recognizing and drawing different shapes; measurement and comparison; time and money; and addition and subtraction.

Science

Our Science curriculum encompasses learning in the areas of physical science, earth sciences, life sciences and the basics of scientific investigation and experimentation. Children will learn to identify and describe the physical properties of objects, observe and describe weather, and explain the characteristics and behaviors of both living and non-living things.

Social Studies

Starting from an understanding of their roles within their families and neighborhoods, our Social Studies curriculum grows with children to introduce larger social relationships and civic responsibilities. A foundation is also built to prepare children for later studies in history and geography.

Fun With Phonics®

The skills children have already built in our Fun With Phonics program continue to grow in our kindergarten program. Children’s basic understanding of letters and sounds advances to more complex words and sentences. Correct spelling and grammar are also introduced and reinforced.

Journal Writing

In addition to reading, kindergarteners’ interest in and love of writing is also reinforced. A variety of journaling and self-expression exercises reward children’s appreciation of the language arts and storytelling.

Our daily schedule

6:30–8:00 Early Arrival Program/Greeting the Children/Parent Communication: Free-Choice Centers

8:00–8:30 Circle Time: Attendance, Weather, Calendar, Daily Preview of Activities

8:30–8:45 Snack Time: Nutritious snack will be served

8:45–10:15 Language and Literacy: Reading Instruction, Phonics and Literacy Centers

10:15–11:00 Writing: Whole Group Instruction, Guided/Shared Writing, Independent Writing and Small Group/1 on 1)

11:00–12:00 Math: Whole Group Instruction, Small Group/1 on 1 and Cross-Curricular Math Centers

12:00–12:30 Lunch/Quiet Time

12:30–1:30 Science or Social Studies

1:30–2:00 Outdoor/Indoor Play: (Weather Determined)

2:00–3:00 Learning Centers: Science/Discovery, Art/Music, Sensory, Reading/Library, Math Manipulatives, Blocks, Family Living/Dramatic Play

3:00–4:00 School-Age Arrival: Snack/Homework

4:00–4:30 Outdoor/Indoor Play: (Weather Determined)

4:30–4:15 Whole Group PBL: Discuss Driving Question, Update KWL Chart

4:15–5:30 PBL Activities: Work Toward Final Product

5:30–5:45 Whole Group PBL Wrap-up

5:45–6:00 Snack/Prepare for Dismissal/Free Choice Centers: Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor, Technology, Science, Child-Initiated Activities

Our daily schedule

6:30–8:00 Early Arrival Program/Greeting the Children/Parent Communication: Free-Choice Centers

8:00–8:30 Circle Time: Attendance, Weather, Calendar, Daily Preview of Activities

8:30–8:45 Snack Time: Nutritious snack will be served

8:45–10:15 Language and Literacy: Reading Instruction, Phonics and Literacy Centers

10:15–11:00 Writing: Whole Group Instruction, Guided/Shared Writing, Independent Writing and Small Group/1 on 1)

11:00–12:00 Math: Whole Group Instruction, Small Group/1 on 1 and Cross-Curricular Math Centers

12:00–12:30 Lunch/Quiet Time

12:30–1:30 Science or Social Studies

1:30–2:00 Outdoor/Indoor Play: (Weather Determined)

2:00–3:00 Learning Centers: Science/Discovery, Art/Music, Sensory, Reading/Library, Math Manipulatives, Blocks, Family Living/Dramatic Play

3:00–4:00 School-Age Arrival: Snack/Homework

4:00–4:30 Outdoor/Indoor Play: (Weather Determined)

4:30–4:15 Whole Group PBL: Discuss Driving Question, Update KWL Chart

4:15–5:30 PBL Activities: Work Toward Final Product

5:30–5:45 Whole Group PBL Wrap-up

5:45–6:00 Snack/Prepare for Dismissal/Free Choice Centers: Art, Sensory, Language, Math, Fine Motor, Technology, Science, Child-Initiated Activities