Your child may be so excited to begin kindergarten, or perhaps a little anxious about making the transition to elementary school. Rest assured Yorkshire Academy wins students over on day one by providing a fun and enriching environment taught by experienced and nurturing teachers.
Our lower elementary program in Houston features a top-notch kindergarten class to build a foundation for more advanced grades. Find out more about attending kindergarten at Yorkshire Academy.
Second Grade Highlights
- Small Group Language Rotation
- Christmas Play
- 100th Day Dress Up Celebration
- Witches’ Stew
- Mentos Rocket Launch
- Social Studies Patriotic Evening
- Splash Day
- Kindergarten Graduation
“Kindergarten is where structure really begins, but in a hands-on, loving environment. We practice concepts in small groups and are able to gear lessons to each child, all while the students think they are playing. We may be little, but our growth in kindergarten is mighty!”
—Angela Rivero, kindergarten teacher
Carrying Out Our Mission Statement
All Yorkshire Academy kindergarten programs and instructors adhere to one overarching mission: to provide a secure environment that fosters a positive self-image. Our team of compassionate teachers strives to reach this mission through a curriculum that promotes developing social and cognitive skills early, setting your child up for success.
Utilizing a Comprehensive Kindergarten Curriculum
The Kindergarten curriculum at Yorkshire Academy is specially designed to set your child up for success for first grade and beyond. With input from our experienced teachers, we’ve formulated a curriculum that builds a strong foundation.
- Saxon Math: Recognizing numbers; identifying patterns; sorting and classifying; counting by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s; understanding monetary amounts; adding and subtracting; symmetry; and much more
- Language: Journal writing, reading comprehension, identifying story elements, differentiating the parts of speech, using home readers
- Science: Understanding the basics of magnetism, simple machines, habitats, plant life, the solar system, and health and nutrition
- Social Studies: Recognizing historical figures such as presidents, Benjamin Franklin, and Martin Luther King Jr, map reading, U.S. and Texas symbol recognition, learning about different holiday and cultural traditions
Moving Beyond Math and Science
At Yorkshire Academy, we know it takes more than just math, language arts, social studies, and science classes to develop a well-rounded education. In addition to our core curriculum, we also offer a variety of enrichment classes to help your student gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. We offer Spanish lessons for students in all grades, as well as art, music, library, computer, social emotional learning, and physical education. We take pride in building a curriculum that leaves no box unchecked!
“I have taught at Yorkshire Academy for 30 years because it feels like family. From the time you walk on campus you can feel the love and acceptance for all. The Kindergarten kiddos greet me each day with smiles, excitement, and a curiosity to learn. You can’t get any luckier than that! From the time they burst in the door they want to know ‘What do we get to do today?’ I can answer this question by creating a safe and happy place to learn that is filled with special friends, fun and engaging activities and plenty of opportunities to grow.”
—Teresa Burnsides, kindergarten teacher
The Kindergarten Experience
School should be much more than a place where your student goes to memorize facts. Instead, it should be a place where your child can dig in and explore the world around them. Our kindergarten teachers focus on hands-on engaging lessons, never forgetting that these kiddos are in kindergarten. Whether students are shooting off Mentos rockets, dressing up like they’re 100 years old (for 100th day of school), or sharing their country’s traditions, kindergarteners get to feel what it’s like to attend a school that is all about them. In addition to two field trips during your child’s kindergarten year, there are many special activities such as holiday parties, the Christmas musical, the 100th day of school, Mother Goose, the Talent Show, and much more.
Before and After School Care
Yorkshire Academy offers both a before and after school care program called Safecare. As partners with our working families, Yorkshire’s goal is to offer flexibility. There is an option for just before school care and an option for just after school care or both. Students enrolled in the program may be dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:00 p.m. during the school year.
Homework Club from 3:00–4:00 p.m. is available for students enrolled in our elementary Aftercare program. Of course, Yorkshire Academy also offers its Memorial Afterschool Program (MAP), which includes afterschool classes such as chess, piano, tennis, art, Tae Kwon Do, soccer and more.
Contact Us or Schedule a Tour Today!
Interested in learning more about kindergarten at Yorkshire Academy? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly staff and teachers. We’re excited to meet your child and help them develop the skills they need to succeed!