Kindergarten is the Bridge

Kindergarten serves as the bridge between Maumee Valley’s Early Learning Center and the Lower School. We believe learning through playful inquiry is the foundation for intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth. Learning should derive naturally from curiosity and exploration.

The Kindergarten classroom environment is designed for children to learn through play because research shows that playing is the way in which children engage their minds, organize their thoughts and store information using all their senses. Children are given a wide range of experiences, opportunities, resources and contexts to provoke, stimulate and support their innate intellectual dispositions—their natural inclinations.
We capitalize on the curiosity and enthusiasm of our young learners. Understanding that our students learn best by doing, we provide children the skills, tools, materials, and attention they need to experience, explore, and experiment. We assist them in planning, organizing, and discussing their observations of the world around them through inquiry-based instruction and mediated learning. Reading, math, language arts, and writing are integrated with social studies, and Science Technology Engineering Art Math (STEAM).
In our Kindergarten program, children and adults reflect regularly on their playful inquiry as a way to deepen everyone’s understanding, and where children are seen as competent and able to construct and engage in their own learning with teachers as collaborators and guides. We foster a culture of inquiry by finding out what is already known and wondering together to create a community of shared meanings. Children learn how to think deeply, to ask questions and to listen to ideas. They may go on field trips, invite expert visitors, construct models, and conduct surveys to support their learning.

Kindergarten is offered as a full-day program (M-F) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Extended time care for Early Learning Center students is available from 7:30 am to 8:00 am and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Our Kindergarten facility features:

  • Two classrooms with one full-time teacher in each classroom
  • Part-time assistant as determined by enrollment  
  • Indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Access to additional learning areas: art, music, P.E., Spanish and library

Kindergarten Teachers

List of 7 members.

School Information

1715 South Reynolds Road
Toledo, OH 43614
p: 419-381-1313
f: 419-381-1314
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Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only Preschool - 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.