Kindergarten at Cambridge: Kind, Inquisitive, and True Students (K.I.T.S.)
Kindergarten at Cambridge is an invitation to the fullness of life and an environment ripe for exploration, awe, and wonder.
Kind, Inquisitive, and True Students (K.I.T.S.) get knee-high and elbow-deep in science projects, trek through streams, and bring stories to life through play and performance.
Their first year of school at Cambridge is an outworking of Charlotte Mason’s principle:
We need not labor to get children to learn their lessons; that, if we would believe it, is a matter which nature takes care of. Let the lessons be of the right sort and children will learn them with delight.
From the very beginning, KITS discover the wonders of God’s Creation. This unit introduces children to the Creator of the universe, focusing on His infinite care and specific nurturing of every part of His handiwork.
KITS then discover evidence of God’s love in community as they look at families and people groups. They celebrate Christmas as it’s experienced throughout the world. Then they dig into a unit of study on changes, investigating ways they themselves change, as well as the environment around them.
Following their study of personal changes, they dive deep into marine life. Bubbling with excitement, KITS recite poetry, take each other (and sometimes friends from other grades) on a sea voyage. They dissect a fish and, as with every unit, they give a presentation to the class of their own water discoveries!
KITS round out the year by exploring various occupations, from entomologists and ornithologists to artists, as they begin to consider their own God-given destinies.
The “classroom” is a living and dynamic reality for KITS. Their discoveries take them from the inside of an egg and a fish to several different area nature centers and parks. They venture through the zoo and hang out with firefighters. They even host the United Nations right in their room.
Kindergarten is a special year at Cambridge, as it should be!