Kindergarten

Penny Lane proudly plays a major role in guiding children's development and providing them with experiences that nurture their social, emotional, cognitive and physical abilities. Penny Lane School combines an immersive curriculum with the Teaching Strategies GOLD assessment model. Teaching Strategies is an online tool that helps you communicate with your child’s teachers and stay connected to the learning that is taking place in your child’s classroom. Families have access to student observations, checkpoint progress as well as assessment reports. Penny Lane Schools curriculum aligns to the Illinois Early Learning Standards and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. Students rotate learning centers all day long as they participate in themed lesson plans to target specific learning standards. Below is an example of what a daily schedule might look like in the Kindergarten classroom.