The preschool language arts curriculum is designed to excite children about literacy. Each is day is filled with
experiences that develop expressive and receptive language. Art, media, puppetry, dramatic play, story telling,
and literature sharing are the activities used to develop listening, specking, reading, writing, and viewing skills.
Preschool children learn that print carries meaning and represents language. They engage in pre-reading
activities that include learning letter names and sounds and recognizing common words. Children are introduced
to beginning comprehension strategies. Writing experiences are also in important part of the preschooler's
language arts curriculum.
Preschool children develop
mathematical skills through "hand-on"
activities and games. numbers 1-110 by
counting by 1's, 2's, and 5's. The
concepts of graphing, telling time,
number patterns, fractions, and money
are patterns, fractions, and money are
introduced. Children compare a
introduced. Children compare a variety
of objects using their variety of objects
using their length, weight and volume;
estimate measures; and use
measurement tools. numbers. Games
are used as concrete way of introducing
a variety of topics, including the
concepts of fairness and chance.
Preschoolers will occasionally bring
home "homework" assignments to
explore with their family.
preschoolers. They listen to stories and meet
characters like Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Dog,
Franklin the Turtle - characters who will remain
friends for life. They learn how to care for books, and
how to choose a book that meets their reading
interests. They check out books and practice
responsible behaviors by returning them on time.
Alphabet and counting books coordinate with the
language arts and math curricula. Students practice
listening skills and begin to identify authors and
Using a kit-based approach, preschool students engage in an in-depth study of trees and leaves and how they
change throughout the seasons of the year. In the area of life science, students have an opportunity to observe
the structures and behaviors of goldfish, guppies, land and water snails, big and little worms, pill bugs, saw
bugs, and eggs and chicks.
The visual art curriculum for preschool in a
full-day setting is taught in a highly structured,
sequential framework has been specially designed
to provide developmental appropriate skills and
knowledge while honing creativity, appreciation,
historical understanding, and the ability to
discuss and analyze art. In kindergarten, students
will develop an awareness of two- and
three-dedimensional forms, manipulate art tools,
be exposed to famous works of art, and learn to use
a wide array of art materials.
Thought the preschool curriculum, "Myself and Others", children learn about the world around them, starting
with their own classroom and expanding into their community, country, and world. Through a civics.
Preschoolers experience how stories, poems, and songs relate to their world. Good citizenship skills are
emphasized as students learn to make good choices and help others. Students begin to explore the core
General Music in a full-day preschool setting
allows students learn to make and respond to
music through age-appropriate songs, includes:
Exploring their singing voices and other sounds;
keeping a steady beat utilizing physical
movement, dances, games, and rhythm
instruments; learning variety of traditional songs;
and creating cultural awareness through songs,
instruments, and ethnic dances
The study of health in preschool is one of the self-discovery and self-realization. It is an opportunity
for children to explore what is valued by themselves and others and to grow explore what is valued
by themselves and others and to grow socially and emotionally. The importance of the family and
the interdependence of all people are identified.
Children begin to identify the individual health practices that promote good health and emotional
well-being. Student identifies common household products that may be unsafe or poisonous.
Students are given opportunities to develop large-muscle coordination. They also develop habits
and attitudes conducive to physical fitness through exercise and other conductive to physical fitness
through exercise and other activities. During physical education classes, students are encouraged to
develop an awareness of spatial boundaries. A variety of objects used in physical education help
develop eye-hand-foot coordination in students. Through organized activities and games, students
develop coordination, strength, endurance, and sense of fair play, and cooperation with others.