Welcome to Kindergarten
Welcome!! Kindergarten is a time of great change for families and children. The typical Kindergartener is expansive intellectually, curious and adventurous and enjoys developing abilities and practicing skills. Children often experience an explosion in linguistic learning and are inquisitive to learn new things in new ways. Eatonville School District Kindergarten program honors the individual child and provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment. The curriculum provides a framework for inquiry-based learning that focuses on the development of the whole child, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
In Eatonville Schools, teachers share a conviction that all children are naturally curious and want to learn. As a famous naturalist Rachel Carson once wrote, "If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” It is the job of the teacher and parent to facilitate that learning. Children learn through inquiry.