Welcome to Pillsbury Kindergarten!

Pillsbury has 3 all-day Kindergarten classes.  

What happens in Kindergarten?

Children will learn:

  •  responsible behaviors
  • to work and play alone, and in large and small groups
  • to listen, follow directions and complete tasks
  • to become more independent
  • to be self-directed learners by making responsible choices
  • to develop pride in their work

How can you help your child be prepared for Kindergarten? Here are some ideas:

  •  Let your child tie their shoes, snap, button and zip their clothing.
  •  Encourage your child to sort while folding laundry, setting the table or putting toys away.
  • Help your child practice saying their name, your name, address and phone number.
  • Start a routine of reading with your child. Set aside 20-30 minutes every day to read together. When you read, it helps to run your finger under the words. Point to letters and name them. Count the words in a sentence. Search for all the g’s, then another letter.
  • Give your child experiences using pencils, crayons, scissors, and glue.
  • Have your child write their name, letters, and numbers.
  • Count things! Point out shapes, patterns and numbers in your home and neighborhood.
  • Teach routines at home. Have a bedtime routine, a dinner routine, a ‘getting ready’ routine, etc. Routines can give your child a comfortable and predictable framework in which they can learn.
  • Make sure your child gets enough sleep every night. Kindergarten age children need  eleven hours of sleep per night. Less sleep means poorer performance in school.
  • Have your child practice taking turns and sharing with their friends or siblings.
  •  Limit TV time to one hour per day. Beware of television content. Children can imitate violence that they have seen on television.
  • Teach your child to learn step-by-step.
  • Remember that you are you child’s first and most important teacher. Your child will learn first to do as you do – not as you say.