Beaver Area’s Kindergarten program uses a unique developmental thinking approach based on Piaget’s theory of child development. This early childhood program is designed to create an atmosphere where development is respected and higher level thinking activities intentionally enhance cognitive capabilities. The objectives are to (1) develop the prerequisite thinking skills for success in the academics and (2) provide experiences that allow the child to make discoveries and problem solve.
The four learning advisors, along with the kindergarten teachers, provide activities in small groups based on a developmental hierarchy. This allows each student to progress toward his full potential.
A Unique Component of our Kindergarten Program
The program is designed to create an atmosphere where development is respected.
The curriculum includes activities to develop:
General Body Movement Thinking
Discriminative Movement Thinking
The objectives are to develop the pre-requisite thinking skills necessary for success in the academics as well as in the other life-coping skills.
An individual developmental evaluation is administered to each in-coming kindergarten student by one of the four learning advisors at the May registration. The results are immediately shared with the parents and are then used to design curriculum for the child throughout the kindergarten year.