Kindergarten (TV series)

Last updated
Genre Documentary
Directed byKaren Goodman
Kirk Simon
Narrated byOliver Simon
Opening theme"Hush Little Baby" by Bobby McFerrin and Yo-Yo Ma
ComposersKathy Jo Barrett
David Grover
Terry Hall
Mark Kelso
Charlie Tokarz
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producersDolores Morris
Bill Chase
ProducersNancy Baker
Sarah Safer
CinematographyGreg Andracke
Buddy Squires
Gary Steele
EditorsNancy Baker
Bruce Shaw
Production companiesParallel Pictures & Television
HBO Family Original Programming
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network HBO Family
Original releaseAugust 26;19 years ago (2001-08-26) 
September 7, 2001;19 years ago (2001-09-07)

Kindergarten is a US documentary miniseries that debuted in 2001 on HBO Family's Jam morning block in 2001. The unscripted show follows 23 students in a kindergarten class in the village of Upper Nyack, New York. [1]



Adult Characters

(Played as themselves):

Ms. Jennifer Vaz Johnson [2] - Main Teacher

Mrs. Mary Ann Matheson- Assistant Teacher to Ms. Johnson

Mr. Buzz Ostrowsky- The Principal

Lara's Mom

Amanda's Mom

Santa Claus

Joelle's Mom

Child Cast

Anna Belle


No. in
TitleOriginal air date
1"Welcome to Kindergarten"August 26, 2001 (2001-08-26)
The class is introduced for the first time as it is the first day of kindergarten.
2"Open Wide"August 27, 2001 (2001-08-27)
Some of the kids lost their first tooth and they all learn about teeth and how to take care of them.
3"Spread Your Wings"August 28, 2001 (2001-08-28)
The class raises their own butterflies.
4"A New Season"August 29, 2001 (2001-08-29)
The class talks about different seasons of the year.
5"'F' Is For…"August 30, 2001 (2001-08-30)
The class thinks of and does things that begin with the letter F, such as making food and going to the fire station.
6"One Fast Cookie"August 31, 2001 (2001-08-31)
The class re-enacts the story of the gingerbread man.
7"Hooray for Holidays"September 1, 2001 (2001-09-01)
The class celebrates the holidays.
8"Doin' the Right Thing"September 2, 2001 (2001-09-02)
The class learns about being polite to others.
9"Many Kinds of Kindness"September 3, 2001 (2001-09-03)
The class has a "kindness day" in order for them to learn about how to be kind to others.
10"Be My Valentine"September 4, 2001 (2001-09-04)
The class receives valentines from each other on Valentine's Day.
11"As I Grow"September 5, 2001 (2001-09-05)
The class celebrates Lara's 5th birthday.
12"How Does Your Garden Grow?"September 6, 2001 (2001-09-06)
The class plants in their school garden.
13"Movin' Up"September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
Today is the last day of the kindergarten for the children as they say goodbye and spend one last day in their classroom.

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