Pre-K (4-5 yrs) Program

The Versatile & Navigator Classrooms
Where active learning is encouraged. School readiness skills are the key to successful learning

In our 4 - 5yrs old programs, students are challenged in a caring and loving environment that prepares them Intellectually, Physically, Artistically, Emotionally & Socially to begin Kindergarten. Our Theme based approach in presenting our emergent curriculum helps our student mastered their Numbers, Letters, Colors, Shapes, Writing, Spelling, Math, Science, Counting, Language Development, Phonic & Reading, & Computer usage. At the end of each month, Students are Observed, Tested, and Assessed to determine their level of development, which is documented for periodical Parent Conference. The Center provides an Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) for small groups of students experiencing Early Learning Difficulties.

Our curriculum focus on fundamental skill development that will foster self-awareness, independence and positive social skills to increase their ability to participate in a group situation. This will be accomplished in a warm, safe, supportive environment with a balance of structured activities and free play (Indoor and Outdoors). Children will be introduce to art through the use of hands-on open ended crafts designed to allow for exploration and creativity.

Pre-K Curriculum Plans & Goals

Book Knowledge & Appreciation
Listening & Understanding
Speaking & Communicating
Letter and Word Recognition
Rhyming Words
Letters & Sounds / Identifies sounds made by
letters
Following multiple-step directions
Reciting the alphabet
Identifying uppercase letters in random order
Identifying lowercase letters in random order
Matching capital and lowercase letters
Matching alphabet to pictures
Identifying characters in stories
Identifying setting in stories
Learning to retell a story
Identifying problem/solution in a story
Reading Color words/Sites words/People words/Object words
Learning to read LEVEL 1 - 2 STORY BOOKS

SOCIAL STUDIES
Cultural Diversity
People & where they live
Important People/Past & Present
Good Citizenship & Government
Community Helpers

PERSONAL, SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Self Concept
Self Control
Initiative & curiosity
Cooperation
Social Relationships
Appropriate table manner
Knowledge of families and communities
Approaches to Listening & Learning
Approaches to good behavior & interaction with others
Reasoning & Social Problem-solving

CREATIVE ARTS
Music
Art
Movement
Dramatic Play
Painting
Creativity
Pretend & Role Play
Expression & Representation
Understanding & Appreciation of Arts

SELF HELP SKILLS
Personal Hygiene, Brushing Teeth, Proper hand washing procedure & Bathroom safety
Getting Dress & Tying shoe strings
Cleaning up our own area
Setting table
Toilet training

WRITING
Early Writing from left to right
Writing Upper & Lower Case Alphabet
Writing Own Name
Drawing pictures to illustrate a particular story
Leaving spaces between words
Writing Phone telephone number
Writing (2 - 5 letter words) independently
Introduction of Punctuation in sentences

MATH & COUNTING
Rote Counting & Recognizing Numbers 1 - 100
Identifying numbers in random order
Counting Objects 1 - 50
Writing numbers 1 - 20
Counting by 5’s & 10’s to 100
Identifying patterns
Before, After & Same Number
Sequencing
One to One Correspondence
Measurement / More & Fewer & INTRODUCTION TO ADDITION & SUBTRACTION

LIFE SCIENCE
Parts of Body
Five Senses
Insects
Plants Animals Fishes
Under the sea

EARTH SCIENCE
About the Weather
Nature’s Wonder
Studying Our Planets / Solar System
Environmental Issues

PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Studying Non-Living Things

INQUIRY
Float & Sink
Color Classification & Mixing

FINE MOTORS
Coloring within lines & Drawing different shapes
Technique in holding pencils, crayons and chalks
Printing letters & numbers
Cutting on lines with scissors
Threading beads & Lacing
Properly putting buttons on and zippering clothes

GROSS MOTORS
Jumping
Running
Hopping
Climbing
Sliding
Balancing
See-Sawing
Soccer, Basketball and Baseball