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Building Confidence & Curiosity

Our Kindergarten classroom is a place of belonging, contributing, self-regulating and wellbeing while our curriculum invites young learners to discover and pursue what excites them under the guidance of engaged educators. Add to this a Structured Literacy Program, Art and Athletic Field Trips, Wonder Walks, Units of Inquiry and Emergent Science, the RDS Kindergarten experience offers a culturally responsive pedagogy while developing independence, self-confidence and curiosity about the world through a child-centred, inquiry-based approach.




Social-Emotional Wellbeing, Contributing & Self-Regulation


Co-regulation & Constructive Conflict Resolution


Wonder Walks, Outdoor Education & Field Trips


Structured Literacy, Design Projects & STEAM

The RDS Kindergarten curriculum scaffolds students' social-emotional skills with co-regulation techniques, creative problem solving exercises and a safe space to work through big feelings.


Our approach

  • CAPTURE the natural curiosity in each student to develop lifelong learners.

  • HONOUR and investigate each student's interests through an emergent curriculum.

  • ENGAGE students in their learning with inquiry-based explorations.

  • SUPPORT each student's innate desire to learn with a strong foundation in numeracy and literacy.

  • DEVELOP positive attitudes and engagement in a first rate physical education program.

How Children See Themselves Matters

The Kindergarten Program at RDS is focused on developing independence through a child-centred, inquiry-based approach. We are inspired by The Reggio Method and therefore design our classrooms to be reminiscent of home with items placed at eye-level and a focus on social-emotional learning. 

In class, students interact with provocations (creative work stations) that encourage independent problem solving skills and design-based thinking. Students learn about belonging and the importance of contributing through co-regulation, empathy and constructive conflict solving. Both classrooms and curricula are designed with the intention of being easily accessed and interpreted by children according to their age and comprehension level.


Schedule a 1:1 conversation with our Admissions Team

Our admissions team is eager to connect with you via Zoom or a phone call to answer any questions you have about The Rosedale Day School. Perhaps you are eager to learn more about our Experiential Education Program, Athletics, or have questions about the Admissions process itself. We're here for you! 

Patrick Fordyce - Director of Enrolment Management

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