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Kindergarten:   Self and Families around the World

The World in Our Backyard is extremely proud of our 45 minute programs developed for kindergarten students to enhance their study of families of diverse cultures around the world.

Our in-school field trips were developed to support the NC Course of Study competency goals and objectives and to engage students in a creative and energetic way through the use of photographs, artifacts, cultural costumes and traditional music.

The following programs are offered:

Africa,  Australia,  China,  Italy,  Mexico,  Native Americans  and the Netherlands.

The cost is $5 a student with a minimum charge of $250.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Union, Lincoln, Cabarrus and Stanley County schools have made our programs available to their students using school funds, PTA support, student payments, and/or grant money.


We have presented kindergarten programs at the following schools:

Albemarle Road Elementary Africa
Antioch Elementary Mexico
Bain Elementary Italy, Mexico
Benton Heights Elementary Africa
Beverly Woods Elementary China, Italy, Mexico, Native American
Blythe Elementary Africa, China, Native American
Catawba Springs Elementary Native American
Charlotte Preparatory Africa, Native American
Chesterbrook Academy Ballantyne Mexico
Christian Montessori Lake Norman Africa, China
Davidson Elementary Mexico
Endhaven Elementary Africa
Fairview Elementary Italy
Hickory Grove Elementary Africa
Idlewild Road Elementary Mexico
Indian Trail Elementary Australia
J.V. Washam Elementary Mexico, Native American
Kensington Elementary Australia, Mexico, Native American
Lake Wylie Elementary China
Marvin Elementary Africa, China, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, Peru
Morehead Elementary China, Mexico, Native American
New Salem Elementary Mexico
Omni Montessori Africa
Park Road Montessori Africa
Pineville Elementary China, Mexico, Native American
Shamrock Garden Elementary Australia
Smith Language Academy Mexico, Native American
St. Matthews Catholic School Native American
Sugar Creek Charter School Mexico
University Park Elementary China
Villa Heights Elementary Africa
Waxhaw Elementary Mexico
Winding Springs Elementary Africa, China, Egypt, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru


We urge you to book early as our schedule fills up quickly, especially during the following months:

October, November   -   Native American   -  Thanksgiving

January, February   -  China   -  Chinese New Year

February, March   -  Africa   -  Black history month

April, May   -  Mexico   -  Cinco de Mayo