Curriculum for 4 year – 5 year program

Language Arts

  • Continued development in skills of recognition and writing of upper and lower case alphabet.
  • Learning the letter sounds (Vowels and Consonants).
  • Developing the ability to read and blend simple words phonetically.
  • Recognition of basic words on sight.
  • Writing one’s name in upper and lower case.
  • Understanding the calendar.
  • Developing vocabulary to appreciate age appropriate books.
  • Developing the ability to translate personal thoughts, recall events, and articulate these into sentences.

Socio-emotional Development

  • Developing a positive self-image and creativity.
  • Developing the ability to assume responsibility and work independently.
  • Learning to interact, share, and cooperate with a peer group.
  • Learning to identify feelings in oneself and others.
  • Developing an awareness of oneself as a family member, as a part of a wider world, and one’s important place in them.
  • Developing concepts of good citizenship and a value system.

Mathematics

  • Recognition of numerals 1-100 and writing numerals 1 – 20 and their value.
  • Counting forward and backward.
  • Counting by 5’s 10’s and 2’s – odd and even
  • Continued understanding of comparison of sizes, shapes, solids and quantity.
  • Telling time on the hour.
  • Ability to perform simple additions and subtractions, using the number line and not memorizing

Art & 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.

Music

  • Developing a sense of rhythm, auditory memory and auditory.
  • Sequence used in instruments and song.

Science / Social Studies

  • Developing the curiosity necessary to wonder why, what, when, where, and how, through hands-on projects.
  • Developing an awareness of basic scientific concepts, and facts related to nutrition and health.
  • Seasons, Safety, Community service, Transportation, Mammals, Insects Spiders, Amphibians, Dinosaurs

Fine Motor Development

  • Developing small muscle control and writing skills (through writing, coloring, cutting, manipulative play and puzzles).

Gross Motor Development

  • Fostering the ability to run, gallop, jump, hop, skip, and throw through participation in individual and group games, skills and playground activities.
  • Developing balance, coordination and self expression by involvement in musical exercises and games.

Spanish

  • Beginning Spanish

Logic/ Thinking skills To be able to reason out, rhyming, patterning, sequencing, likeness and difference, before and after etc…