Kindergarten Programs

WLR K-1 programs offer a heart-centered approach to the magical age of early learning and are designed to meet the social interests of young children, ages 4-7. Children will engage in nurturing experiences that honor each child’s development, with a focus on love, respect and wonder. Joyful interactions through play, songs, story, music and seasonal themes gently lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.

New! K-1 Circle Time: Songs, Stories & More (Rancho Cordova location)
Our Rancho Cordova K-1 program provides a nurturing environment for our youngest students. Class is led by Ms. Audra Sterrett, a favorite at WLR. Ms. Audra will engage our youngest students’ imaginations through story, song and movement. Simple crafts and outdoor time will bring balance and variety to the weekly program. (Two-period class.)

Learning is Fun! K-1 (Sacramento location)
Free play and exploration of themed stations welcome the children on Thursday mornings in Ms. Ciana Keller’s class at our Sacramento location. The young students joyfully take part in various jobs each week and join together for songs and story during circle time. A short nature walk is an integral part of the weekly rhythm. Children engage in nurturing experiences that honor each child’s development, with a focus on love, respect and wonder. Through movement, rhythm and exploration, we gently lay the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. If your child needs parental support while in class, let the WLR Program Director know as we have limited space in class for extra adults. (Two-period class.)

New! Learning is Fun! K-1 – Afternoon Extension (Sacramento location)
Let the fun continue after lunch recess. Students will continue with a gentle transition to calm afternoon activities such including story time, yoga, circle and games. (One-period class.)

American Sign Language
Through this active class, students will use movement to learn American Sign Language (ASL) through songs, activities and games. Each class will focus on a vocabulary topic and include review, finger spelling and sentence building. Topics will be based on the children’s interests (animals, nature, food, family, colors, emotions, and more.) Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend with their children.

Spanish
Kindergartners are welcome to join our Spanish class for a fun, interactive foreign language immersion experience. (See Spanish class description for more information.)