CURRICULUM




Personal/Social Development:


    Children will become more aware about themselves and the world around them. They will learn to share with others and to work cooperatively with their peers. Our goal is to foster a sense of self and a positive self-image.

 

Language:

 

    Reading and writing can only happen after a child learns to use language. Listening, speaking, and writing are all connected. They will learn to build the vocabulary needed to express themselves verbally and later in written form. Children will be able to communicate confidently with their teachers and friends. Children will try to read and make sense of what they are reading by re-telling stories and writing simple messages, in preparation for Kindergarten.

 

Mathematics:

 

    Children will need to know how to count, take measurements, and problem solve for virtually all aspects of life. This will be taught through the use of patterns, measurements, and recognizing shapes and numbers. The concepts of length and weight will also be introduced in basic terms.

 

Science/Technology:

 

    Science will encourage the child's natural curiosity to investigate their environment and use their senses to explore and interact with the world around them. We will conduct simple experiments to visually convey concepts of nature, animal and human needs.

 

Health/Physical Activity:

 

    Physical health and development is important in a child's development. Children need to develop a good attitude towards health and physical activity. They will learn that participating in regular exercise and eating well will keep themselves and others healthy. Specific outcomes deal with body changes, personal needs/grooming, safety, and feelings.

 

The Arts:

 

    All children love to feel like an artist, dancer, actor, or musician. It gives them time to flex that imagination. They will be exposed to the three areas of the arts: visual arts, music, drama, and dance. A variety of materials will be used to promote visual expression and creation. The children are encouraged to discuss and share their own work as well as the work of others.

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