Pre-K Curriculum

 

4 Year Old Pre-K Curriculum

During the first month of school, each child’s educational and emotional development will be assessed in order to create an individualized learning plan to maximize their growth.
 
Physical Development
  • Health and Wellbeing 
      • The child will practice healthy and safe habits (following rules in class)
      • The child will participate in activities related to nutrition (snack/lunch)
  • Use of Senses
      • The child will demonstrate an awareness of the body in space and child’s relationship to objects in space
      • The child will use senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, and taste) to explore the  environment and process information
  • Motor Skills
      • The child will demonstrate gross motor skills
      • The child will demonstrate fine motor skills
Social and Emotional Development
  • Developing a sense of self
      • The child will develop self-awareness
      • The child will engage in self-exploration
  • Self-Regulation
      • The child will demonstrate self-control
  • Developing a sense of self with others
      • The child will develop relationships and social skills with adults
      • The child will develop relationships and social skills with peers
Approaches to Play and Learning
  • Initiative and Exploration
      • The child will demonstrate initiative and self-direction
      • The child will demonstrate interest and curiosity
  • Attentiveness and Persistence
      • The child will sustain attention to a specific activity and demonstrate persistence
  • Play
      • The child will engage in a progression of imaginative play
      • The child will demonstrate a cooperative and flexible approach to play and learning
Communication, Language, and Literacy Development
  • Receptive Language (Listening)
      • The child will listen to conversations and comprehend for a variety of purposes
      • The child will acquire vocabulary introduced in conversations, activities, stories, or books
  • Expressive Language
      • The child will use nonverbal communication for a variety of purposes
      • The child will use increasingly complex spoken language for a variety of purposes
  • Early Reading
      • The child will acquire the meaning from a variety of materials read to him or her
      • The child will develop early phonological awareness (awareness of the units of sound)
      • The child will demonstrate increasing knowledge of the alphabet
      • The child will demonstrate  awareness of print concepts
  • Early Writing
      • The child will use writing for a variety of purposes
Cognitive Development and General Knowledge
Mathematics
  • Number and Quantity
      • The child will organize, represent, and build knowledge of quantity and number
      • The child will manipulate, compare, describe relationships, and solve problems using quantity and number
  • Measurement and Comparison
      • The child will explore and communicate about distance, weight, length, height, and time
      • The child will sort, seriate, classify, and create patterns
  • Geometry and Spatial Thinking
      • The child will explore, recognize, and describe spatial relationships between objects
      • The child will explore, recognize, and describe shapes and shape concepts
  • Mathematical Reasoning
      • The child will use mathematical problem solving, reasoning, estimation, and communication
Social Studies
  • Family
      • The child will demonstrate understanding of their family and an emerging awareness of their own culture and ethnicity
  • People and Community
      • The child will demonstrate an understanding of their community and an emerging awareness of others’ culture and ethnicity
      • The child will demonstrate an awareness of geography of their community
      • The child will demonstrate awareness of the demographics and economy of their community 
  • History and  Events
      • The child will understand that events happen in the past and how these events relate to self and others
Science
  • Scientific Skills and Methods
      • The child will demonstrate and develop scientific inquiry skills
  • Earth and Space
      • The child will demonstrate knowledge related to the dynamic properties of Earth and sky
  • Living Creatures
      • The child will demonstrate knowledge of living creatures and their environments
  • Physical Science
      • The child will demonstrate knowledge related to physical science
  • Interaction with Environment
      • The child will demonstrate awareness of, and the need to protect, their environment
Creative Development
  • Creative Movement and Dance
      • The child will participate in dance to express creativity
  • Visual Arts
      • The child will create, observe, and analyze visual art forms to develop artistic expression
  • Music
      • The child will use their voice, instruments, and objects to develop musical expression
  • Drama
      • The child will use drama to express creativity
Cognitive Process
  • Thinking  Skills
      • The child will demonstrate awareness of cause and effect
      • The child will use prior knowledge to build new knowledge
  • Problem Solving
      • The child will identify a problem, explore solutions to achieve an end result, and communicate findings
Spiritual
  • Spiritual Development
      • The child will understand God’s active presence in their life
      • The child will learn to pray
      • The child  will come to an understanding of who Jesus is