Why has Intown Community School now chosen to offer kindergarten?
We place great value in the time that young children spend learning from their primary educators their parents. Many of the most valuable lessons in life and the richest educational settings for young children are found outside of the formal classroom setting. We believe that young children should be with their parents as much as possible, because they learn so much in their home environment from their parents. However, during the past three years, 95% of our parents in grades 1 – 3 chose to send their children to kindergarten. We want to come alongside them and extend our philosophy to kindergarten. As a school, we will offer a child-centered program with a home-like setting that could further enhance a young child s learning experience. Limited time in a good, informal children s program can provide a child, as well as their parents, with a well-rounded experience benefitting all. We believe we are ready to institute one of our long-term goals from the Vision Report that was approved