Kindergarten at IDS is full-day and all about "how to learn" versus "things to learn." It is a time to build organizational strategies, to take on more responsibility, to increase confidence and independence and to strengthen the foundation for future learning. Here, we strive to facilitate learning in fun, exciting and meaningful ways, while remaining mindful of the fact that childhood is a journey, not a race. Pre-reading, Reading and Language Arts Skills are integrated throughout the Kindergarten curriculum through a balanced literacy approach. The Math Program sets an ambitious pace and Kindergarten Social Studies is integrated throughout the year.