TWIN FALLS, Idaho (News Release) – Registration is now open for the College of Southern Idaho kindergarten program, which is held at the Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley. Enrollments for the 2016/2017 school year are now being taken.

Jennifer Patterson, CSI Early Childhood Education Learning Center and Lab School coordinator, says the kindergarten curriculum includes literacy, science, math, engineering, technology, critical thinking, creative arts, and social and physical development.

The curriculum meets the Common Core standards for kindergarten. She says the program focuses on inquiry and project-based learning. Students take on units of study based on their interests and complete projects to show what they have learned. The program features a low student-to-teacher ratio so children receive daily individualized attention.

The CSI Kindergarten Lab is a half-day program that works as a stand-alone program or as an enrichment with other kindergarten programs. The morning session is 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. The afternoon session is 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

The public is invited to a free open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Boys and Girls Club, located at 999 Frontier Road in Twin Falls.

The registration fee is $150 and the monthly fee is $250. For more information, contact Patterson at 732-6645 or at jpatterson@csi.edu