Kindergarten students at ECS are actively engaged in learning through key academic fundamentals while also capturing their imagination so they will continue to love learning. ECS is a school where students feel seen and known, as well as a place where they learn about the Bible and see Christian values modeled every day.
Kindergarten classes are offered at our Elementary Campus, and classes have a maximum of 22 students with a licensed teacher and a full-time assistant in each of the four homerooms. All of our campuses are highly secure, and parents often speak of how safe they feel sending their children to ECS. In addition to physical safety, we are committed to ensuring every child feels socially and emotionally safe at school as well. Before and after school care is also available from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children must be 5 years old by August 1 to enroll.
Engaging in Learning
Kindergarten days are filled with fun and joy — lots of movement, music, and play — as well as time for calm and quiet. It’s the perfect balance of independent instruction and small group collaboration. ECS strives to provide a learning experience where students are encouraged to explore and equipped to learn while developing critical thinking skills. Our curriculum is aligned with, and exceeds, the Indiana Academic Standards with an integrated Biblical worldview. Through differentiated instruction, teachers help students achieve academic growth based on different skill levels and speed of progress.
Our program is an exciting, hands-on adventure in learning in a dynamic and bright environment. Our phonics-based reading program is a cornerstone of our success. Students learn to build words by combining sounds and become confident readers. Our desire is to encourage a life-long love of learning in the areas of Language Arts (reading, writing, and spelling), Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, and Technology. The small and nurturing classroom environment inspires students to reach their potential, fosters positive relationships with peers and teachers, and reinforces the values taught at home.
Kindergarten students at ECS perform above the national average for reading and math in growth assessments, which are administered three times during the school year.