The preschool curriculum is a planned program of thematic units. Each theme is built upon a series of hands-on activities, which are integrated throughout all subject areas and learning centers. Children will learn math, science, vocabulary, reading and social skills. Four year olds are eager to learn new things, we allow them to do so through teacher and peer interaction in both large and small groups. The curriculum focuses on developing your child’s skills in several areas, including: language arts and literacy, mathematics, science, social and emotional development, gross and fine motor development.
Activities in the 4 year old classrooms include:
Reciting poems and sharing stories, calculating ad measuring things, identifying differences in the world around them, beginning to identify their feelings, and learn about sharing and generosity.
Areas of Development:
The preschool day care curriculum focuses on your 4-year-old child’s primary areas of development.
Communication and Language Development
Our units contain activities that will promote early literacy skills, including alphabet letter/sound recognition, phonics, and comprehension. Your child will be immersed in a print-rich environment, surrounded by award-winning children’s literature, which helps prepare them for kindergarten.
Social and Emotional Development
The activities are designed to increase children’s independence, further developing their confidence and abilities. Teachers encourage the children to play a responsible role in the classroom community. Children will learn to solve problems by using words.
We address all gross motor skills, which include jumping, running, throwing and catching a ball, and climbing playground equipment. Children will be encouraged to dance and participate in noncompetitive races. Fine motor skills, which include finger and hand movements, are vital to your child’s future writing skills. Four-year-olds will strengthen fine motor skills by playing in a sand-filled Discovery Table, by stacking small blocks, and by writing their names with finger paint/shaving cream.
Cognitive skills are the foundation of learning and knowledge. The activities are designed to prepare your child for elementary school. Children will be encouraged to recite finger plays and nursery rhymes, retell stories in their own words, make comparisons, and explore and make discoveries.
Math Skills Development
Your child will practice important math skills, such as classifying, identifying shapes and numbers, counting, and basic addition and subtraction.
Science Skills Development
Teachers will provide many hands-on opportunities for the children to explore weather, plants, animals, sounds, light, ramps, textures, and other essential science topics through Peep and other resources.