Principal: Carla Horn
Faculty: 25 Professional Staff; 65% with a Masters Degree or higher
300 students in kindergarten in 2011-2012
Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center is located in Chester County, 25 miles southwest of Philadelphia and 15 miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware.
The Kindergarten Year
The kindergarten year is a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and their feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school self, peers, social groups, and family.
Kindergarten plays a vital role in the development process. What children learn and experience during their early years can shape their views of themselves and the world and can affect their later success or failure in school, work, and their personal lives.
Student services at the Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center include nurse, occupational therapy, physical therapy, hearing, speech, instructional support, English as a Second Language, and special education.
The District's Kindergarten Center and three elementary schools follow a standards-based curriculum in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Core goals and curriculum maps have been developed for all subject areas (available at kcsd.org). Additionally, kindergarten students receive instruction in music, art, physical education, spanish language, and information technology weekly. All teachers utilize a variety of instructional strategies to address the needs of our diverse student population.