Kindergarten

Make your child’s milestone year of Kindergarten count. Golden Pond has designed an exceptional Kindergarten curriculum that exceeds the Virginia Standards of Learning and is adapted to the Loudoun County Program of Studies while integrating the experiential learning methods and theme-based approach of the Golden Pond Way.

In addition to our Kindergarten, which runs from 8:10 a.m. to 2:10 p.m., Monday through Friday, we offer busy parents an After School Enrichment Program. After School Enrichment provides children with a structured environment for learning and play from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. This classroom is referred to as the Eagles.

Through theme-based learning, our Kindergarten curriculum highlights reading and math activities, as well as social studies and science, art, music, and daily Spanish. Students have opportunities to explore themes through educational field trips. Recent classes have toured the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and explored creepy crawlies at Rust Nature Sanctuary in Leesburg. Children enjoy small reading groups, center-based activities, and whole group learning. Parent events include The Simple Machine Expo, Underground Animal Presentations, Fairy Tale Tea and more! These classrooms are referred to as the Robins and Bluebirds.

Is Your Child ready for Kindergarten?

The GPS Kindergarten Program

Kindergarten at a Glance

  • Curriculum meets and exceeds the Virginia Standards of Learning for Kindergarten and is adapted to the Loudoun County Program of Studies
  • Children must be 5 years old by September 30th
  • Curriculum includes formal introduction to reading, math, geography, social studies, science, language arts, music, art and computers
  • Daily Spanish lessons, weekly Music & Movement and Art
  • Bi-monthly library trips
  • Monthly theme-related field trips
  • Small class sizes
  • Hot lunch served each day
  • Kindergarten may be combined with the After School Enrichment Program.

Meet the Kindergarten Team!

Lead Teacher, Kindergarten
Lead Teacher, Preschool
Lead Teacher, Kindergarten

New Federal Tax Codes!

New federal tax codes allows parents to use money in 529 plans to pay for tuition for Kindergarten – 12th grade.  According to the Washington Post, starting with the 2018 tax year, you can withdraw $10,000 per student, per year from a 529 plan to pay for primary or secondary education.

More information can found in this NY Times article.