Curriculum for 4 year – 5 year program
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Beginning Spanish
Logic/ Thinking skills To be able to reason out, rhyming, patterning, sequencing, likeness and difference, before and after etc…