Preschool 2-5 years old

Two-Year-Old Room – Ages 24-36 months

This classroom focuses on a multitude of skills including social development, motor skills, language, math, and self-help skills.  Children in this class learn to move towards cooperative play with their peers and begin to explore a center based classroom.  This classroom offers part time and full time opportunities.

Pre K 3 Room – Ages 3-4 years old

Pre K 3 is for children who have turned 3 years old by July 31.  In this classroom children begin to investigate and explore the world while hitting all of the early building blocks that will be necessary for Kindergarten. This classroom offers part time and full time opportunities.

Pre K 4 – Ages 4-5 years old

Pre K 4 is for children who have turned 4 years old by July 31.  In this classroom, we are busy getting ready for kindergarten!  Preschool is an important stepping stone to kindergarten to help your child start their elementary years successfully.  This classroom offers part time and full time opportunities.


Pre-K Curriculum

In PreK the students will also have ample time to investigate areas in which they show interest.  Our main focus throughout the year is learning about different habitats.  Through these studies, we hope to foster critical thinking, problem-solving skills and an ability to work well within a large and small group.  Science, Art and Spirituality are also a focus in our curriculum but are not assessed.

Literacy/Writing

Students will …

  • Name all letters A-Z upper and lower case
  • Say all sounds for letters
  • Give 2 or more examples of words that start with each letter
  • Read environmental print-e.g. Legos, Cheerios, Wal-Mart etc.
  • Retell a story with words and pictures
  • Put a story in sequential order
  • Explain the difference between author and illustrator
  • Explain the purpose of a fiction and non-fiction book
  • Give story details such as characters and setting
  • Make predictions about a book from story clues or pictures
  • Name all colors
  • Read color words
  • Read number words through ten
  • Clap out number of syllables in a word
  • Name opposites
  • Name rhyming words
  • Recognize at least 2 sight words-e.g. I, see, mom, dad etc
  • Begin to decode words
  • Use handwriting lines effectively
  • Write all letters A-Z upper and lowercase
  • Write first and last name
  • Write a sentence with the starter "I see..."

Math

Students will...

  • Count to at least 50
  • Identify and write numbers 1-20
  • Sort items by color, size, and type of item e.g. all moving things, animals etc.
  • Make patterns ABABAB, ABCABCABC, ABBABBABB
  • Identify 2-D shapes
  • Identify 3-D shapes
  • Count with ordinal numbers e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on up to ten
  • Measure using various tools or items
  • Compare small, medium, large
  • Understand fractions-¼, ½, whole
  • Understand how to use a bar graph and interpret the data on it
  • Add by 1
  • Demonstrate how to read a number sentence e.g. 3+1=4
  • Demonstrate knowledge of greater and less than

Motor Skills

Students will...

  • Cut along lines-straight, zigzag and curved
  • Proper pencil grip
  • Run
  • Hop on one foot
  • Gallop
  • Alternate feet up and down steps
  • Kick a ball
  • Catch a ball
  • Throw a ball into a target

Social Skills

Students will...

  • Use effective methods for problem-solving e.g. sharing toys
  • Be able to sit for appropriate amount of time
  • Follow expectations of classroom
  • Be able to follow multi-step instructions
  • Demonstrate self-care e.g. washing hands, putting items away
  • Recite telephone number and address