The MCH Kindergarten is a full-day Kindergarten that combines Montessori education with a more traditional room environment. We intentionally keep class sizes small, with typically 14 or fewer students, so that each student can benefit from individual attention. We do offer a half-day program, ending at 12:45 pm, for families who think that is a better fit for their child’s needs. Kindergarten is an exciting time in a student’s life! Each student receives work customized to his or her needs and level. We also meet and exceed the Virginia Standards of Learning. Our Kinders are joyful, happy learners, and it shows in our results. Our Kindergarten curriculum is quite comprehensive; for a detailed account of all topics covered, please refer to our current Kindergarten Curriculum document. The following summary is provided as an overview:
Kindergarteners at MCH continue to enjoy daily time for free play, guided movement, and outdoorrecess.
We strongly recommend that your child arrive in time for outside play at 8:00 am. Our instruction day begins at 8:30 am, but we believe that this outside time is very beneficial to our students. It is a soft, fun start that they won’t want to miss, and allows them to socialize and burn off energy so that they are ready to succeed when our day officially begins.