Curriculum for 3 year – 4 year program

Language arts

  • Recognizing and writing of upper case alphabet
  • Writing one’s name in upper and lower case.
  • Recognition of basic Sight Words ( I, a, here, are etc)
  • Identifying and naming of colors.
  • Identifying and naming of basic and more complex shapes.
  • Understanding of the calendar and ability to name the months and the days of the week.
  • Developing a vocabulary and listening skills and attention span (through listening to books being read, flannel board stories, etc.)
  • Developing the ability to translate personal thoughts, recall events, and articulate these into sentences in front of a group – News time and Show and Tell.
  • To be able to talk in front of a group. (Monday news time and Friday show and tell)

Social-emotional development

  • Developing a positive self image and creativity.
  • Learning to interact, share and cooperate with a peer group.
  • Learning to identify feelings in oneself and others.

Arts as a means of expressions :

Workings with art materials to

  • Express feelings and ideas
  • Develop creativity and confidence
  • Foster an appreciation for various art forms.

Gross Motor development

  • Fostering large muscle skills, balance, coordination and self expression (though games, playground activities and musical exercises.)

Science

  • Developing the curiosity necessary to wonder why, what, when and where through basic hands-on science projects and activities.
  • Developing an awareness of the world around them.

Mathematics

  • Recognition and writing of numerals 1-10
  • Developing basic math concepts such as patterning, sorting, classifying, addition and subtraction (though exploration of tangible objects such as unifix cubes, beads, manipulatives etc.)
  • Learning to recognize and compare shapes, sizes and quantities.

Fine motor development

  • Fostering hand/eye coordination and pre-writing skills (though experiences with using crayons, chalk, brushes, tearing, pasting, stirring, molding, etc.)
  • Increasing skills connected with daily practical experiences (such as dressing, buttoning, hanging coats, eating with a spoon or fork.)
  • Developing small muscle control (through play with manipulative, interlocking blocks, puzzles, finger plays, etc.)

Crafts as a Means of Self Expression: Working with art materials to

  • Express feelings and ideas.
  • Develop creativity and imagination.
  • Foster an appreciation for the various art forms.
  • Bring out their creativeness.

Thinking Skills

  • Reasoning, Sequencing, Patterning etc

Spanish

  • Introduction to Spanish