What is Kindergarten?

Early Childhood Education Matters…

KindergartenWe use Harcourt’s STORYtown and Benchmark Advance to teach reading and writing skills; this systematic program has activities that meets the needs of students at all levels. It gives us the opportunity to work as a whole group, in small groups, and individually.

The math curriculum incorporates two programs. Math Their Way is an activity-centered, child-centered, manipulative math program in which the children learn through the five senses, providing many hands-on, concrete activities that teach math concepts.

Scott Foresman-Addison Wesley enVisionMath is the first program to develop math concepts through interactive and visual learning, using activities that are both hands-on and paper/pencil related.

Kindergarten… So Does Early Childhood Fun!

Singing, dancing, reading stories, and using imaginations – These are just some of the ways that we make sure our Kindergarteners have fun too. Each day brings new educational and exciting experiences!

Full Day Kindergarten in Fort McDowell

Our Kindergarten is a full day program from 8:30am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Thursday and runs from August 1st to the end of June; a nutritious breakfast and lunch are served daily.

Contact ‘Hmañ ‘shawa Today

For more information on our Kindergarten program, please call us at 480-789-7227 or use our contact form.



Not sure if your child is ready for Pre K? Check out our Preschool program.

Pre K


Discover more about our Pre Kindergarten program for children age 4.



Not sure if your child is ready for preschool? Check out our Infant-Toddler program.


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