Our Junior Kindergarten Program
The Junior Kindergarten Program is play-based, and includes a mix of learning experiences that will develop students’ social, emotional, physical, and intellectual skills while expanding their knowledge of the world in which they live.
Junior Kindergarten at Meadowridge comes to life through play-based learning: it influences pedagogy, educational practices, and the student experience.
Through play, our early learners develop socialization, problem-solving, language, and creativity skills. Structured and guided play allows for children to build the early foundations in literacy, numeracy, and scientific thinking. As children try out new experiences, they master fine and gross motor skills, too!
What is learning through inquiry? Inquiry is an approach to learning that encourages students to ask questions, discover answers, and inspire action. It integrates Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Fine Arts.
The Junior Kindergarten curriculum is organized into four units of inquiry:
- Who we are
- How we express ourselves
- How the world works
- Sharing the planet
Play is the highest form of research