Full-day kindergarten classes, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., are offered at our East and North Campuses. Kindergarten classes typically have a maximum of 22 students with a licensed teacher and a full-time assistant. Before and after school care is also available at our East Campus (or they may ride the bus to/from our East Campus for BASC). Children must be 5 years old by August 1 to enroll.
Click here to watch our kindergarten video.
ECS strives to provide a learning experience that is fun and challenging. Our curriculum is aligned with, and exceeds, the Indiana Academic Standards with an integrated Biblical worldview.
Our program is an exciting, hands-on adventure in learning. Daily, students are given opportunities to become familiar with the curriculum, taught through educational games, songs, learning centers, group activities, and written instruction. Our desire is to encourage a life-long love of learning.
Our phonics-based reading program is a cornerstone of our success. Further, out nurturing environment inspires students, fosters positive relationships, and reinforces the values taught at home.
The Indiana School Choice programs (vouchers and SGO grants) help families select a school, such as ECS, that meets their needs and supports their values. For information, visit our Affordability page.
On a recent March day, we videotaped numerous students in our kindergarten classes – these were “unstaged” sessions to give parents an idea of how well our kindergarten students are reading at the end of the 3rd grading period. Click here to watch the reading video – you will be amazed!
We also offer a very popular, summer Ready-for-Reading (RFR) program for any student entering kindergarten in the fall (open to the community). The low-cost program is offered at several locations, is based on our phonics-based curriculum, and is led by our licensed teachers. Information regarding this summer program is available in the preceding January.
Highlights of Kindergarten Include:
Theme-based instruction, designed to challenge and nurture all learning styles
90-Minute Literacy Block ~ Daily 5 Strategies
Phonics-based reading program
Math groups and learning centers
Integrated technology (iPads)
Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Inquiry-Based Science and Health
Organizational and social skills
Core Essentials character building
Attention to social/emotional development
Music ~ Art ~ Media Center
Bible and Chapel programs
Classroom mission focus and service projects
Achievement testing (NWEA MAP)