Our kindergarten program at DCCC is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and our curriculum is guided by the Pennsylvania Kindergarten Standards. We offer a supportive and enriching environment where children can explore, discover, create and learn through a variety of hands-on experiences. We offer monthly field trips to nearby locations as well as visiting a few of the on campus buildings such as the Planetarium, Tree House, Trout Gallery and Green House. The children also volunteer monthly at Project Share to help with food distribution.  Small group, large group and individual activities are provided throughout the day as well as continuous STEM activities. Children are guided to develop independence, cooperation, respect, responsibility, confidence and a love of learning. New for the 2019-2020 school year the Kindergarten program will be implementing 10 weeks of cultural diversity lessons each semester along with a Language component into the curriculum. The children will be learning Chinese/Mandarin in the Fall and French in the Spring. These experiences will be taught by Dickinson College student interns in collaboration with Dickinson's language department.

Brittney Polinka

Kindergarten Conitnuity of Education Plan

Weekly Lesson Plan 

Daily Schedule

8:00-9:00 Free Play in Kindergarten room
 9:00-9:20  Snack/D.E.A.R (Drop Everything and Read) Time
 9:20-9:30  Morning Meeting
 9:30-9:50  Literacy
 9:50-10:20  Free Play/Clean Up
 10:20-10:55  Writing Lesson/Writing Workshop
 10:55-11:00  Movement Activity
 11:00-11:25  Science/Social Studies/Health
 11:25-12:00  Lunch
 12:00-12:45 Recess/Water Break
 12:45-1:20 Math Lesson/Math Centers
 1:20-1:25 Music and Movement
1:25-2:15 Work Stations Guided Reading Groups, Guided Groups including, Literacy, Science, Social Studies, Art, Writing
2:20-2:30 News/Afternoon Wrap-up
2:30-3:00 Free Choice Center Time
3:00-3:15 Snack for children who attend the extended day program/Dismissal for those attending "kindergarten only" hours
3:15-4:00 Free Choice
4:00-5:30 Indoor or Outdoor Play