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Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Each child applying for the DCS Kindergarten program must be five years old by December 2 to be considered for kindergarten. All students will be assessed for kindergarten readiness. Assessments take place between April and July in the elementary office.

 

Traditional Kindergarten

Transitional kindergarten is designed for students who may not be socially, emotionally, and/ or academically ready for entry into traditional kindergarten, although they are age eligible.

This program gives children the “gift of time” to build the necessary social and academic skills for success throughout their school experience. Transitional kindergarten is based on the California Kindergarten Standards, including focused instruction in literacy and numeracy, and a strong emphasis on self-regulation and social engagement.

 

The Mission

Desert Christian Schools exist to glorify Jesus Christ in all that we do by educating with excellence the whole student; spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically.

 

Core Academic Curriculum Focus

At DCS our kindergarten program is designed to be a sequential, and continuous educational experience that lays the foundation for a successful K-12 education.

 

Life In A DCS Kindergarten Class:

8:15-8:30- Doors open and students begin morning work

8:30-8:45- Morning Business: Calender, Pledges, Etc.

8:45-9:40- Bible/Reading/Language Arts

9:45-10:15- Snack/Recess

10:20-11:30- Reading/Lauguage Arts/Read/Discuss story

11:35-12:25- Lunch/Recess

12:25-12:45- Math

12:45-1:10- Social Studies/Science

1:20- Early Bird Pick-up

1:20-3:00- Late Bird Rest/Snack/Recess/Enrichment

Pack and parent pick up

 

Enrichment (Pull-Outs)

·Weekly music and choir classes

·Weekly Library class

·Weekly physical education and health class

·Weekly art

·Friday Chapel

 

Extracurricular Opportunities

·After School clubs

·Cheerleading

·Gymnastics

 

Regular Kindergarten or Extended Kindergarten

We have strategically designed each of our kindergarten classrooms with both a regular-day, and extended-day option. We concentrate our core teaching time during the morning, so every student is prepared for first grade. Our regular-day students are dismissed at 1:20 p.m. Our extended-day students continue with a rest time, additional enrichment activities, and social development. Our extended-day students are dismissed at 3:00 p.m.

Call us today at (661) 948-5071 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!