Kinder Program Information

In the Irvine Unified School District, we believe the goal of kindergarten is to promote a joy of
learning in a positive and nurturing environment, which creates critical thinkers, effective oral
communicators, and life-long learners. In partnership with parents, we will provide intentional
opportunities that meet the emotional, social, physical and academic needs of all learners.

Events for Kindergarten parents

Kindergarten Round-up
An orientation will be conducted at each elementary school on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Please contact your assigned neighborhood elementary school for further information.

 

Enrollment for 2018-19

How To Enroll In Kindergarten:

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins online by clicking here.  Materials you will need include a birth certificate, immunization records, identification and proof of residency. (Proof of residency is established upon submission of a gas or electric utility bill displaying your name and address. In lieu of a utility bill, we will accept a letter of intent to hook-up from the gas or electric company, with the understanding that a utility bill will be provided to the school within 45 days. The district DOES NOT accept escrow papers or lease agreements. For more information regarding proof of residency please visit Required Documents).

 

Enrollment for 2019-20

Enrollment for the 2019-20 school year will begin online in March of 2019.  The exact date will be posted in the near future.  Materials you will need include a birth certificate, immunization records, identification and proof of residency. (Proof of residency is established upon submission of a gas or electric utility bill displaying your name and address. In lieu of a utility bill, we will accept a letter of intent to hook-up from the gas or electric company, with the understanding that a utility bill will be provided to the school within 45 days. The district DOES NOT accept escrow papers or lease agreements. For more information regarding proof of residency please visit Required Documents).

Kindergarten Instructional Day

Kindergarten children attend school for 200 minutes per day. One-half of the time is devoted to literacy and math skills in a reduced class size of approximately 15-17 students. Bell Schedules (school day start and end times) are determined by each school, vary from morning to afternoon and are available to view on each school's website. 

kindergarten student expectations

  • eye contact
  • use appropriate volume
  • initiate/participate in conversation
  • take turns speaking

Concept Development 

  • identify body parts
  • identify colors
  • identify basic shapes
  • discriminate symbols
  • identify and expand a pattern
  • identify spatial relationships
  • identify numerals 0-10
  • match shapes, letters, and numerals
  • recall details from memory
  • recall three items in sequence
  • reproduce a design from memory
  • compare and contrast objects
  • classify and categorize objects
  • count objects 1-12
  • associate sets of objects with numerals 1-10
  • demonstrate age-appropriate knowledge of time
  • recognize sound-symbol relationship

Welcome to Kindergarten Video