Curriculum


Curriculum Goals

Literacy Development enables children to develop language and appreciate literature.  Listening, speaking, reading and writing activities are included to build communication, vocabulary, self-expression, letter recognition and comprehension, and understanding the purpose of print, writing letters and words.
  
Mathematics activities are hands-on experiences and include sequencing, patterns, counting, sorting and sets, measuring, one-on-one correspondence, number recognition, shapes, comparisons, addition, subtraction, time and money, relationships and manipulatives. 
  
Science experiences include working with sensory tables, observing, questioning, predicting, problem solving and exploring.
  
Music and movement promotes memory, creative expression, body awareness, and auditory awareness.  Children will explore sound, volume, tempo and rhythm.
  
Art fosters children to creatively express thoughts and feelings.  Spatial relationships, colors, shapes, form and texture are reinforced.
  
Gross-motor activities provide an opportunity for balancing, jumping, climbing, stretching, hopping, skipping, tip-toe, marching and running.
  
Fine-motor activities assist in small muscle development, including prewriting skills, self-help skills, dexterity, and eye-hand coordination.  Using puzzles, laces, stringing, hammering, cutting, pegboards, playdough, moonsand, legos, scissors, and writing tools, children will develop skills necessary for school readiness.
  
Dramatic Play enables children to role play, use reasoning and verbal communication skills, and can improve social skills, creative thinking, and self-esteem.  Using dress-up, puppet shows and other props, children stimulate their imagination promoting neuron growth.
  
Block Play provides experience with shape and size discrimination, cause and effect, classification, problem solving skills, abstract and logical thinking, number order, area, length, patterns and weight.