Preschool Curriculum

Our program provides opportunities to develop critical school-readiness skills. Students are introduced to these skills during the Tuesday/Thursday program, and receive further development through the Monday-Wednesday-Friday pre-kindergarten program. Children learn through repetition and firsthand experiences that challenge their developing abilities.

Get Set for School

Our 3-year old program uses the “Get Set for School” curriculum from Learning Without Tears.  This is a play-based curriculum that builds early math and literacy skills.

Zoo-Phonics

Our 4-year old classes use the Zoo-phonics curriculum, a fun and playful way for children to learn early language skills.

The Zoo-phonics® Multisensory Language Arts Program is a kinesthetic, multi-modal approach to learning all aspects of language arts. It is a method developed to make children strong readers and spellers using a “phono” (hearing), “oral” (speaking), “visual” (seeing), “kinesthetic” (moving), and tactile (touching)—whole-brain approach. Students actually learn the sounds of the alphabet and advanced phonemic concepts through an easily understood, concrete method of presentation.

Skill Development

Social Interactions Skills

  1. Vocabulary development
  2. Listening and verbal skills
  3. Behavioral self-control
  4. Sharing and waiting our turn

 

Fine Motor Skills

  1. Cutting and gluing
  2. Proper handling of a pencil
  3. Snapping, zipping, and buttoning
  4. Eye/hand coordination
  5. Coloring and tracing

 

Gross Motor Skills

  1. Walk a line heel/toe
  2. Hop 2 or 3 steps
  3. Walk on the balance beam
  4. Throw a ball 10 feet
  5. Climbing

 

Visual Discrimination and Recognition Skills

  1. Shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle)
  2. Colors
  3. Number recognition
  4. Recognition of own name
  5. Opposites
  6. Sorting, simple patterning, and classification
  7. Matching
  8. Alphabet

 

Phonemic Awareness

  1. Identify rhymes
  2. Produce rhymes
  3. Claps syllables

 

Monthly Themes & Special Days

Each month there is a new theme in preschool.  Children enjoy learning through fun activities connected with the monthly theme. There are also designated days for dress up themes, show & tell, and special guests.

September: All About Me

October: Colors & Shapes

November: Thanksgiving / Fall

December: Christmas

January: Winter / Children Around the World

February: Love / Books

March: Community Helpers

April: Easter / Spring

May: Plants & Animals