Lindie Keaton warmly guides her class of five and six-year-old explorers. Her philosophy is that children are efficient, able learners who pose the questions they need to have answered. Lindie actively observes each child and provides them with the materials, opportunities and activities needed to understand and grow. One of her goals is for the Kindergartners to become excellent problem solvers.
Exploration and play, within safe, age-appropriate limits, are seen as the best ways for children this age to learn. The children are encouraged to touch, manipulate, experiment, contemplate and assimilate their experiences through play. As Lindie says, "Kindergarten is where the real movers and shakers of the world reside, and they need lots of opportunities to do just that!"
As with all age groups, the Kindergarten participates in Art & Science classes, spends time hiking in Glen Helen, learning in their forest classroom, creates stories and plays, and is guided in other explorations of the class's choosing. Kindergartners also go swimming bi-weekly at the Antioch College Wellness Center pool.