For Parents: A Great Beginning
The mission of the Penn-Delco School District is to enable all students to learn the skills, acquire the knowledge, and develop the attitudes necessary for them to reach their full potential as citizens who can meet the challenges of a changing global society in the 21st century. Our mission will be accomplished by insisting on high expectations and by providing comprehensive academic and vocational instruction.
The Penn-Delco School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VII and Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact the district personnel office at 2821 Concord Road, Aston, Pennsylvania 19014 or call 610-497-6300 Ext. 1312.
Dr. George Steinhoff
Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum
Kindergarten prepares the foundation for lifelong learning and should ensure feelings of success for the young child. Penn-Delco’s kindergarten is based on early childhood research and recommendations from national education reports. The program focuses on growth in these areas: cognitive development, social development, emotional development, physical coordination, motor development, health and safety habits, work and study habits. Young children learn best from concrete experiences and social interaction; therefore, children in our program engage in hands-on activities and are active learners.
The kindergarten schedule is as follows:
AM Kindergarten 8:50-11:30
PM Kindergarten 12:40-3:20
Penn-Delco’s kindergarten is an integrated program, rich in printed materials, and designed to foster the child’s desire to become literate by focusing on the meaningful use of language: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The program offers the child opportunities to explore, discover and create in all areas of the curriculum. Children read and write daily at the emergent level. Kindergarten provides an environment where positive attitudes are developed toward oneself, others and one’s surroundings.