Along with the Kindergarten curriculum content, cultivating each student’s curiosity, intellectual skills, study and work habits, confidence in their abilities to master unfamiliar material, and enthusiasm for learning comprise a major part of our goals for educating our students. Much of the content is ever changing, driven by the emergent interests of the class, demonstrating to students that school can be a dynamic and engaging experience.

Students who turn 5 years old by September 1 are eligible to enroll in our Kindergarten program.

Kindergarten Curriculum

List of 5 items.

  • Language Arts

    The emphasis of our Language Arts curriculum is to introduce the basic skills needed to help children become independent and successful readers. Our Language Arts curriculum encompasses reading, writing, high-frequency word recognition, listening, comprehension, and speaking. programs that reinforce concepts taught during direct instruction.

    The reinforcement of the sound/symbol relationship and phonemic awareness are foundational in ensuring a child’s success in the area of reading. Sound/symbol relationships are strengthened by the introduction and reinforcement of, visual phonics, and phoneme articulator awareness. Phonological/phonemic awareness includes letter sequencing, rhyming words, blending, segmenting, and manipulating sounds. Auditory and visual discrimination are also integral components of our language arts curriculum. High-frequency words and environmental words are introduced.

    Students are given formal instruction on correct letter formation through Handwriting without Tears, focusing on both upper and lower case letters. They integrate this practice while transferring information from board to paper, paper to paper, and daily journal writing. Our daily journaling includes teacher directed journals, sentence dictation, and free journaling. Journaling reinforces that text/illustration must partner the concepts of basic sentence structure, and incorporation of learned high-frequency word spellings.
  • Mathematics

    Mathematics: Envision provides a balanced emphasis on understanding skills, vocabulary, and concepts in the K program. This program, along with the Every Day Counts calendar program, provides the foundation for pattern development, comparisons, number sense, geometric shapes, graphing, money recognition and counting, measurement, addition/subtraction facts to ten, logic, and problem-solving. 
  • Science

    Our K students are introduced to life science, physical science, and earth science through a formal program, Amplify Science. The curriculum is developed to enhance science skills through inquiry science learning 
  • Social Studies

    The K Social Studies program encompasses the child’s world of self, family, school, and friends. It extends into the community, country, and the world. We focus upon American History from the Native Americans to the migration of the Europeans to the New World, the American Revolution and subsequent battles and wars, and present day world events.  Students also experience a study of American Presidents and American symbols. The geography component includes map and globe skills, the recognition of the school, city, the states, and continents, as well as major bodies of water.
  • Enrichment

    Our students will have weekly specialty enrichment classes in music, art, PE, library, religion, and Spanish. 


List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Vanoli

    Jennifer Vanoli 

    Division Head Preschool-2, K-8 After Care Coordinator
  • Photo of Savannah Britton

    Savannah Britton 

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Photo of Michelle Scheid

    Michelle Scheid 

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Photo of Nancy Baker

    Nancy Baker 

    Kindergarten Associate Teacher, Kindergarten Art
  • Photo of Don Balch

    Don Balch 

    Physical Education Teacher
  • Photo of Larissa Lostrom

    Larissa Lostrom 

    3rd Grade Teacher, Character Ed Teacher K-5
  • Photo of Andrew Marine

    Andrew Marine 

    Music Director
The Morgan Family Kindergarten Building is a place that gives our students a feeling of ownership. Attractive displays at their eye level keep information sources within their reach. The space provides areas for exploration in large and small groups, including a patio and surrounding garden for science and large motor activities. This is a place that reflects an interactive style of learning and supports a sense of community.

All Saints Day School

8060 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
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All Saints Day School, in Carmel, CA, is the only independent, private school on the Monterey Peninsula that focuses solely on educating students in Preschool through Grade 8, and has been doing so, with a reputation for excellence, since 1961.

All Saints Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational and employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.