Full-day Private Kindergarten

Buttons 'n Bows Preschool 'n Kindergarten

Time to learn and laugh!

Think of the advantages your child would have going into first-grade after a year of full-day Kindergarten with a student-to-teacher ratio of no more than 1:15! Half the class size of a typical public school Kindergarten, your child’s one-on-one time with their teacher would skyrocket!

We follow the Utah State Kindergarten Core Curriculum and it is integrated across all curriculum areas. Think of it as an investment in your child’s academic future! And the best part is, you won’t have to pay for additional after-school care!

Natalie Smith kindergarten teacher

Natalie Smith

I am Natalie Smith, the Kindergarten teacher at Buttons ‘N Bows. I grew up in Northern California. I attended the University of Utah where I earned a degree in Biology. After graduating, my husband and I moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he attended Medical School. In Lexington I worked for three years in elementary special education.

This is my second year as the Kindergarten teacher at Buttons ‘N Bows and I have found it to be very rewarding as I love working with children of this age where their young minds are beginning to blossom. I myself am an avid reader; I also love golfing, hiking, cooking and I especially love traveling with my husband.

I am thrilled to be back in Utah and working at Buttons ‘N Bows. I enjoy the incredible wonder of children and their innate curiosity. It is a privilege to be a part of their education and I believe that the Buttons ‘N Bows philosophy of interactive learning is a fantastic approach. I am so excited for the coming year and I hope to share that enthusiasm with my students.

“Kindergarten students engage in many activities that help them develop oral language and literacy. Kindergarten students take part in language activities that extend their vocabulary, conceptual knowledge, and phonological awareness. Students learn to follow directions and develop the language of schooling.

Within a well-balanced mathematics curriculum, the primary focal points for Kindergarten are developing whole-number concepts and using patterns and sorting to explore number, data, and shape. While learning mathematics, students will be actively engaged in using concrete materials and appropriate technologies such as calculators and computers.

Students learn about themselves and their relationship to the classroom, school, family, and community. Students are expected to develop skills in posing simple questions, measuring, sorting, classifying, and communicating information about the natural world.

Students learn about their bodies and the behaviors necessary to protect them and keep them healthy. They learn basic body control while beginning to develop motor skills and moving in a variety of settings.

Students become aware of strength, endurance, and flexibility in different parts of their bodies. They express their thoughts and ideas creatively, while challenging their imagination, fostering reflective thinking, and developing disciplined effort and problem-solving skills.”      ~ www.uen.org

We are always happy to meet new families, take you on a tour of our center, and answer your questions.

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