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.
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
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 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
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.
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.