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Activity-Rich Curriculum

 

Theme based learning 

Our curriculum was written by a seasoned teacher, educated here in California, who has been teaching for over 14 years. She has a Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development and a Master degree in Curriculum Instruction and Design. We feel her curriculum will be a great addition to our school.

What your child is taught is important!  And that's why we teach using all the fundamentals your child will need at our preschool.
      We love our fun, weekly theme-based lesson plans that teach your children important Life Skills, Pre-K Skills, and even Life Science Skills! 
      Children in our preschool learn important life skills like how to share, be nice, respect others, and listen to a teacher. And of course they learn vital Pre-K skills like letter sounds, letter symbols, cutting, gluing, counting, writing their name, learning all the letters, numbers, shapes and colors.  They also learn important skills that helps them feel confident with the world and their place in it!  Every month has a new fun theme like occupations, construction, gardens, ocean, camping, all about me and much more!
 

 

 

State Standards
Our (state) standards are to help your child develop in the following areas:
 
  • Self and Social Development
  • Language and Literacy Development
  • English Language Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Mathematical Development
  • Physical Development
  • Health

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Our Standards

4k Curriculum

                                                                                    

Children in the Pre-K program will explore these concepts, but are not required to master them before entering Kindergarten. Children learn these concepts at their own pace. The more exposure the easier it is for them to master it! This year will amaze you with what they can do!

 

 

Math

·        Numerals 1-30

·        Counting objects to 20

·        One-to-one correspondence of objects

·        Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size, weight

·        Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC, AABBCC

·        Sizes: small, medium, large

·        Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle, hexagon, octagon,  oval, rhombus, cylinder, pyramid, cube

·        Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, numbers etc.

·        Same and Different

·        More, Less, Same

·        Time: Day and Night

·        Positional words: above, below, next to, inside

·        Money: penny, nickel, dime, quarter

 

Literacy

·        Alphabet recognition: letter names and sounds

·        Began to blend sounds into words like /c/ /a/ /t/

·        Recognize, spell, write first name and last name

·        Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly

·        Retell familiar stories

·        Draw pictures and 3 letter words

·        Answer questions about stories

·        Repeat simple poems, chants and rhymes

·        Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up, point to the word as it is being read

·        Build new vocabulary by using it when talking

·        Build listening skills by following mult. Step directions

·        Strengthen visual discrimination

·        Sequencing

·        Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.

 

Science

·        Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.

·        Experience the world through nature walks, gardening, and other explorations

·        Observe insect life

·        Observe plant growth

·        Observe weather and plant life during each season

·        Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities

·        Identify basic colors and explore color mixing

·        Make observational drawings and dictation

·        Explore the world with the five senses

·        Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat

 

Creative Arts

·        Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, collage, etc.

·        Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay

·        Experiment with mixing paint colors

·        Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum

·        Participate in movement songs and dances

·        Use scarves, rhythm sticks, and bean bags to practice rhythms

·        Use a variety of children’s instruments

·        Participate in dramatic play

·        Dramatize familiar stories

·        Act out the movements and sounds of animals

 

Social Skills

·        Practice problem-solving skills in social situations

·        Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects

·        Share classroom materials with the group

·        Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners

·        Communicate his/her needs

·        Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, roll up nap pad, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.

·        State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country

·        Explore types of work and workers

·        Explore modes of transportation

·        Participate in projects to help others in need

 

Technology

 Use the Internet to explore kid-friendly websites

·        Use computer programs to create picture stories

·        Use a computer mouse: click, click and drag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 951-777-6495

 

 

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