Building a lifelong love of learning.

The kindergarten program is designed to encourage and support children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Children are involved in daily learning experiences with speaking, reading, writing, mathematics, social sciences, science, technology, health, music, movement, and art. Kindergarten is offered in all schools and is a full day program. This video provides an overview of the FCPS Kindergarten program.

In helping children learn at home, the parents’ primary role is one of encouragement and reinforcement. Parents can provide a variety of “hands-on” learning experiences that allow their children to learn through discovery, support their educational progress, and develop a love of learning. Research indicates that children are more successful in school when their parents are consistently involved in their school lives.

The kindergarten program:

  • Focuses on daily learning experiences that help children to communicate orally, interact with others, participate in problem-solving activities, and think critically.
  • Provides opportunities for children to interact with books, identify sounds, rhyme words, and develop letter-sound relationships.
  • Promotes writing development.
  • Encourages children to demonstrate mathematical understanding by using real objects as they discuss, investigate, question, and verify.
  • Enables children to acquire knowledge about themselves as individuals, and as members of a family, a community, and the world.
  • Offers opportunities for children to observe, explore, experiment, and investigate the world around them.
  • Utilizes a variety of learning centers and stations to reinforce skills.
  • Encourages children’s creativity and higher-level thinking.
  • Provides for use of computers and appropriate software.