Preschool Curriculum Guide

PreKindergarten 3
Ratio 1 : 13

Developmental Focus
* Introduction to school
* Building trust with new people
* Begin to follow instructions
* Separate from Mom
* Being part of a group

Language Arts
* Focus on social interactions, story telling, and communicating with the teacher
* Name recognition

Math and Science
* One-to-one correspondence
* Counting through games, calendar, and group activities
* Music experiences
* Hands-on activities
* Science concepts related to themes and units

Manners and Character
* Work on character and moral development
* Manners: appropriate language, snack/lunch-time and playground behavior, social skills
* Discuss Christian principles as they relate to units and class activity

Art
* Daily art experiences
* Hands-on creative expression
* Fine motor skills development encouraged through crafts and activities

Spanish
* Exposure and practice listening to and speaking Spanish
* Reinforced with music and games

Music and Motion
* Rhythm has: steady beat, strong and weak beat, long and short sounds, sound and silence
* Pitch moves up and down
* Melodies express feelings
* Acting and games
* Movement
* Gross motor skill developed through games, activities, and use of manipulatives
* Classroom activities also focus on gross motor skill development using music and dance

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PreKindergarten 4
4 years of age
Ratio 1 : 13

Developmental Focus
* Social skills
* Following directions
* Group work

Language Arts
* WEE Learn Curriculum: phonics and whole language development
* Learn to recognize and spell their own names
* Recognize the alphabet

Math and Science
* Graphing
* Counting through games, calendar and group activities
* Hands-on activities
* Science concepts related to themes
* Simple experiments: floatation, magnets, mixing colors

Manners and Character
* Work on character and moral development
* Manners: appropriate language, snack/lunch-time and playground behavior, social skills
* Discuss Christian principles as they relate to units and class activity

Art
* Daily art experiences
* Hands-on creative expression
* Fine motor skills development encouraged through crafts and activities

Spanish
* Spanish words for colors and numerals 1 – 10
* Exposure and practice listening to and speaking Spanish
* Reinforced with music and games

Music and Motion
* Rhythm has: steady beat, strong and weak beat, long and short sounds, sound and silence
* Pitch moves up and down
* Melodies express feelings
* Acting and games
* Movement
* Gross motor skill developed through games, activities, and use of manipulatives
* Classroom activities also focus on gross motor skill development using music and dance
* Make up own songs

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