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4 Year Old's Curriculum

Guiding Principles

All Children are Valued Members of Our Community

Children attain optimal health and thrive in safe environments with family, community and local school support. The goal of our program is to enable young children to be active and successful participants of their community during their early childhood years as well as future years. Interactions promoted within our program include but are not limited to: child to family, child to teacher, child to peer, and child to community.

Young Children Learn Through Active Exploration of Their Environment

Our program recognizes that children’s play is a highly supportive framework for advanced development and learning. Our environment provides opportunities for children to explore materials, engage in activities, and interact with peers and adults to construct their own understanding of the world around them. Outdoor activities are required daily as a part of our curricula to maximize the child’s learning experience.

Young Children are Capable and Competent

There should be high expectations for all young children from all backgrounds,experiences, and cultures as all children are capable of positive developmental learning.

Children are Individuals who Develop at Different Rates

Every child is unique and develops skills and competencies at their own pace. All children within an age group should not be expected to arrive at each benchmark at the same time or to show mastery to the same degree of proficiency. Some children may require adaptation of expectations or experiences to successfully achieve a particular benchmark.

child1Preschool Curriculum

Our Early Childhood Education Program offers a well rounded program of academics and promotes social, physical, and emotional development by learning through various tenants. 

• Language
• Mathematics
• Science
• Social Science
• Large Motor Skills
• Fine Motor Skills
• Fine Arts
• Foreign Languages
• Social/Emotional Development

Letter Recognition

  • Using letter-like symbols to write words
  • Recite alphabet
  • Matching upper case letters
  • Matching lower case letters
  • Identify upper case letters
  • Identify lower case letters

Number Skills

  • Identify by naming numerals 0-10
  • Count objects to 10
  • Count out loud numbers 1-20
  • Count by sorting objects

 

Color Recognition

  • Identify 10 colors by name
  • Red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, black, white, brown & pink
  • Matching same colors

Shape Recognition

  • Identify circle, square, rectangle and triangle
  • Manipulative Skills
  • Solving puzzles
  • Sorting by color, shape & size
  • Recognize simple patterns

Gross Motor Skills:

  • Jumping, balancing, hopping, skipping
  • Imagination play
  • Free play
  • Outside recess
  • Monthly field trips
  • Summer camp
    • In-house activities
    • Weekly field trips
    • YMCA swim lessons

Fine Motor Skills:

  • hold pencil, crayon correctly
  • cut square, circle, triangle
  • copy vertical line, horizontal line, circle, triangle
  • Write first name
  • String beads

 

Creative Arts

  • Musical instruments
  • Painting, Play-doh
  • Group music
  • Creative movement

 

Social and Emotional Skills:

  • Follow rules and routines
  • Self control
  • Making new friends
  • Participate in group activities
  • Taking turns
  • Cleaning up after play
  • Using our words to resolve conflicts
  • Follow two step directions

 

Language Skills

  • Speaking clearly
  • Listening with interest to stories read out loud
  • Retell information from stories
  • Sequence three pictures
  • Using pictures to communicate ideas
  • Demonstrate concepts of positional/ directional: (up/down, over/ under, inside/ outside, go/stop)
  • Understand comparative words (big/ little, large/small, short/long, slow/fast)