Curriculum

Here is a detailed breakdown of the preschool curriculum.

Language and Literacy
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Music
Art
Physical Development (Gross Motor)
Physical Development (Fine Motor)
Health
Social/Emotional Development
Spiritual Development

Language and Literacy

  • Children's literature
  • Speaking/Listening
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Understanding that symbols are print
  • Identifying signs in the environment
  • Rhyming through songs, finger plays and stories
  • Understanding reading progresses from left to right
  • Prediction
  • Auditory discrimination
  • Alphabet recognition
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Puppets [Top of Page]

Mathematics

  • Counting by rote and understanding (How many?)
  • Number recognition
  • One to one correspondence
  • Numeration
  • Comparing quantities
  • Solving simple math problems in daily routine
  • Using comparative words
  • Sense of time through daily routine
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Sorting by attributes
  • Sequencing
  • Size ordering
  • Patterning recognition and duplication
  • Measurement
  • Graphing and Collecting
  • Estimation
  • Positional words (i.e. in, on, under, behind, etc.) [Top of Page]

Science

  • Using senses to explore nature
  • Using simple scientific tools (magnifying glasses, balance, etc.)
  • Sensory play
  • Experiments
  • Mixing
  • Observing and Predicting
  • Describing and Comparing
  • Weather vocabulary
  • Magnets
  • Health and Safety
  • Cooking
  • Questioning [Top of Page]

Social Studies

  • Beginning to understand reasons for rules
  • Voting in class decisions
  • Understanding of roles
  • Community workers
  • Recalling information from immediate past
  • Locating objects and places in the classroom.
  • Beginning geographical thinking (i.e., following simple class map)
  • Recognizing similarities and differences
  • Friends and Family
  • Dramatic Play
  • Holidays
  • Homes
  • Safety [Top of Page]

Music

  • Creative Movement
  • Dance
  • Scarves
  • Instruments
  • Singing
  • Clapping
  • Listening
  • Rhythm
  • Tempo
  • Pitch [Top of Page]

Art

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Collages
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Stamps
  • Gluing
  • Using objects to create pictures
  • Creative Expression
  • Describing their art work and the art work of others [Top of Page]

Physical Development (Gross Motor)

  • Balancing
  • Jumping
  • Running
  • Galloping
  • Skipping
  • Hopping
  • Throwing
  • Catching
  • Kicking
  • Slides
  • Stairs
  • Ball games
  • Parachute games
  • Team building [Top of Page]

Physical Development (Fine Motor)

  • Eye hand coordination
  • Play dough/Clay
  • Developmentally appropriate writing
  • Use of Scissors
  • Lacing cards
  • Using fingers in songs for representing items
  • Using materials such as tongs or clothespins to build fine motor skills
  • Putting together small toys (manipulatives) [Top of Page]

Health

  • Safety rules
  • Dressing
  • Sanitation - hand washing, throwing tissues away
  • Identifying body parts and functions [Top of Page]

Social/Emotional Development

  • Demonstrating self-confidence
  • Eagerness as a learner
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Beginning Self-direction
  • Using words to express oneself
  • Interacting with others
  • Interacting with familiar adults
  • Participating in class life
  • Caring for others [Top of Page]

Spiritual Development

  • Prayers
  • Bible Stories
  • Jesus time
  • Chapel Service (once a month) [Top of Page]

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