Kindergarten

After sending letters to seniors living at the Smith Village retirement community, kindergarteners from St. Cajetan met their pen pals in person on Tuesday. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Morgan Park Kindergartners Meet Elderly Pen Pals

Monica and Kate are new pen pals who met for the first time in person on Tuesday. Monica Joria is 100 years old. Kate is 5, and is in kindergarten at St. Cajetan Elementary School in the Morgan Park neighborhood.

04/01/2014

Kindergartner will be taught sexual and health education this year in Chicago Public Schools (CBS)

CPS Mandates Sexual, Health Education For Kindergarten

Some people may think a five year old is too young for sex education. Administrators with Chicago Public schools do not.

08/29/2013

Chicago Public Schools will be instituting all-day kindergarten next fall. (CBS)

CPS Finds $15M To Pay For All-Day Kindergarten

Art, music, computers classes — it’s a sacrifice many principals and parents have had to make in order to fund a full day of kindergarten. No more, though. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/25/2013

Under a new approach to teaching math, developed by the Erikson institute, preschool teacher Jennifer Meath integrates math into every subject and activity during class, even while taking attendance or checking the calendar. (Credit: CBS)

New Program Integrates Math Lessons In All Subjects For Preschoolers

Was math the one subject that simply didn’t add up for you in school? Plenty of students struggle with mastering mathematics, but a new program is finding that starting early with a different approach can really pay off.

CBS 2–01/11/2012

School

Parents Upset With CPS Policy On Age For Kindergarten

One age doesn’t fit all – that’s what dozens of Chicago parents say about the Chicago Public Schools’ rigid policy about starting kindergarten at age five and no later.

CBS 2–09/26/2011

Kadir Randle (right), 5, was dropped off at the wrong bus stop in Richton Park on Aug. 30, 2011. School officials later told his mother Chiqueta Harris (left) that another mother found him wandering the subdivision where he was dropped off. (Credit: CBS)

Kindergartener Dropped Off At Wrong Stop After First Day Of School

A school bus driver dropped off a five-year-old boy at the wrong stop in Richton Park on the first day of kindergarten earlier this week.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011