For Parents: A Great Beginning


Kindergarten Orientation Presentation, Video, and Handbook
Review the important information every new Penn-Delco Kindergarten family needs to begin a successful first year in the District!

Video Presentation

Presentation Deck

You may review this information in this section digitally, or load the handbook as a pdf file for printing or saving on your computer.

Mission Statement
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.

Philosophy
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.

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.

Superintendent

Dr. George Steinhoff

Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Eric Kuminka

Elementary Principals

Teresa Ford
Christa Palladino
Susan Phillips
Tara Young

Supervisor of Elementary Curriculum

Dr. Danielle Murray

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 8:50-11:25

PM Kindergarten 12:40-3:15

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