"During the Kindergarten year, a child begins to build a strong base for a later academic career. Objectives for the kindergarten program are to create the beginning base for development in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health and physical education. The kindergarten environment provides an exciting, satisfying learning environment appropriate for five year old children. Learning takes place from the time school starts until dismissal. A question which is sometimes asked is, Do we teach reading in Kindergarten? The answer is, yes, yes, all day long! Children are acquiring the necessary readiness skills to become competent readers and learners. Our first through third grade classrooms also support the idea of a rich learning environment, one that is conducive to an interest in and a desire to read, develop an understanding of the base on which all future mathematics learning is build and diversify these skills into social studies, science, health and physical education. The Bowen Primary Academy was founded on the principle that students need a basic and fundamental foundation - back to basics - for future educational growth."
Excerpted from the preschool's website