• Pre-Kindergarten (3 and  4 years of age) 


    Curriculum Overview:


    • Numerals 1-10
    • Counting objects to 10
    • One-to-one correspondence of objects
    • Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size
    • Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC
    • Sizes: small, medium, large
    • Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle
    • Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
    • Same and Different
    • More, Less, Same
    • Time: Day and Night
    • Money: Explore through games, songs, and pretend play


    • Exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds
    • Recognize, spell, write first name
    • Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly
    • Retell familiar stories
    • Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
    • Answer questions about stories
    • Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays
    • Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up
    • Build new vocabulary
    • Build listening skills
    • Strengthen visual discrimination
    • Sequencing
    • Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.


    • Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.
    • Experience the world through nature walks, gardening, and other explorations
    • Observe insect life
    • Observe plant growth
    • Observe weather and plant life during each season
    • Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities
    • Identify basic colors and explore color mixing
    • Make observational drawings and dictation
    • Explore the world with the five senses
    • Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat

    Creative Arts

    • Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, collage, etc.
    • Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay
    • Experiment with mixing paint colors
    • Sing traditional songs and cultural songs that enhance the curriculum
    • Participate in movement songs and dances
    • Use objects, rhythm sticks, music instruments, and bean bags to practice rhythms
    • Use a variety of children’s instruments
    • Participate in dramatic play
    • Dramatize familiar stories
    • Act out the movements and sounds of animals

    Social Skills

    • Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
    • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
    • Share classroom materials with the group
    • Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
    • Communicate his/her needs
    • Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, roll up nap pad, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
    • State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country
    • Explore types of work and workers
    • Explore modes of transportation
    • Participate in projects to help others in need: Neighbors in Need, Birthright, Operation: Rice Bowl, missions, etc.


    • Use computer programs to create picture stories
    • Use a computer mouse: click, click and drag
    • Use the Internet to explore kid-friendly websites
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