We plan to be outdoors as much as Mother Nature allows us to be so children can interact with their environment, and each other, in a safe setting.
The goal of Kindergarten is to help instill a love of education and learning while preparing the students for their next steps in their academic development whether that is Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
Programs run all day long. Families may chose full-day or extended-day Kindergarten for their child. Our goal is to help develop the whole child - academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.
Families take turns providing a dry and healthy snack throughout the year.
At this age there is more of an emphasis on teaching the students how to share and be good friends than discipline.
LGCS has created an integrated curriculum that addresses core Illinois learning standards using farm and nature topics. Our outdoor education program melds traditional classroom pedagogy with the benefits of being more connected with nature. Children learn to be stewards of our environment while experiencing many lifelong health benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle and building strong motor skills. An outdoor education program allows for a hands-on approach to learning that is diversified for each child. Children can engage their whole bodies as they explore, learn, and problem solve. Basic to complex science and math concepts are easily grasped. Students will grow their expressive spoken and written language and artistry skills by explaining the world around them giving them a unique creative writing, reading and journaling foundation.