We keep our program flexible to accommodate the changing needs of our growing and developing children. We also adjust our program to projects, special guests, topics, seasons and include celebrations like holidays, birthdays and special events of the year. This balance between structure and flexibility set in a frame of relationship supports physical, emotional, social, cognitive and language skills and creates therefore the space for developing personality and independence to manage daily life.
A typical DKK day contains the following elements:
  • Circle time with stories, songs, music, games and conversations
  • Physical motor play, games and exercise in gym, classroom or outdoors
  • Washroom break and snack time
  • Crafts, work sheets, class projects and hands on experiments
  • Free play with equipment to facilitate social, imaginary, function, and construction play

Zwei Dinge sollen Kinder von ihren Eltern bekommen: Wurzeln und Flügel.
Two things children should receive from their parents: roots and wings.
J.W. von Goethe

“Play is the work of the child.” Maria Montessori

Field Trips

Your child will enjoy several curriculum-related field trips throughout the year.

Field trips are defined as special events that happen either inside or outside of school premises and require parent volunteer supervisors. Several field trips are scheduled throughout the year. For off-premise field trips that require transportation, it is the responsibility of the parents/guardians to drop off and pick up children at location. For all field trips additional parent volunteers will be required.

The policies that govern field trips are as follows:

Permission Forms: The teacher will send out a notice/permission form with all important information. These forms must be filled out, signed and returned by the due date noted on the permission form. Please read the DKK Field Trip Policy for all relevant info regarding volunteers.

Getting Ready for School

The children all have cubbies where they will keep their indoor shoes and a change of clothes. This cubby also acts as your mailbox. You will also find completed crafts and important notices there. Please take crafts and notices home each day.

All children require indoor shoes that they can put on by themselves (i.e. Velcro or slip on). The shoes along with an extra set of clothes are to be kept in the child’s cubby.

The children will go outside as often as the weather and program schedule permits, even in the winter. Please keep this in mind when helping your child select clothing and outerwear for the day. Proper footwear is also important. Dress shoes can be slippery and dangerous on the playground equipment. Please clearly label your child’s belongings, including clothing and outerwear, with your child’s name or initials.

Parents/guardians are responsible for providing a simple, healthy snack and drink each school day. Snacks must be kept in a small snack bag. If sending grapes, they must all be sliced in half. Unsliced grapes will be returned home.  Please do not send candy or pop as these may cause jealousy and result in problems. The playschool is a nut-free facility.