Preschool Curriculum

Preschool is one of the building blocks that will have a direct impact on the rest of your child's educational process. Our goal is to provide a safe, fun, and loving environment that is filled with creativity and an excitement about learning. We truly believe that a child's preschool experience directly affects their future perception of the educational experience. We want to establish a love of learning through a creative and hands-on curriculum. Our teachers emphasize Christian Character, creativity, and strong learning foundations. We believe learning should never be tedious or boring! This preschool program encourages each child to learn in a way that produces confidence, certitude, and creativity. We want each child to come to class with an eagerness to learn, while developing Christian Character, school readiness, and lasting friendships.

Language arts

A fun and creative way to introduce preschoolers to Reading, Writing, and English Comprehension topics. It is aimed at developing reading and writing skills, usually taught in primary and elementary school. Our language Arts is integrated with songs and games to keep the learning environment fun.

Math

According to an investigation from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a new study reports that the accuracy in which children in preschool estimate quantities before they have received any formal education in mathematics, predicts their mathematics ability in elementary school.

Each child's math skills are developed through creative techniques aimed to engage and capture each child's best learning potential. Through various games, songs, and workbooks, your child will begin to compare and contrast, identify numbers, shapes, colors, and patterns. They will learn several math strands.

The major math strands for a preschool curriculum are number sense and operations, algebra, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, and data analysis and probability. While these math strands might surprise you, they are all critical lessons for a preschool math curriculum.

Specials

Extracurricular classes offered to enhance your child's learning experience. Each specials class is an extension of our preschool curriculum and provides a fun and diverse learning experience.

Media

Media gives everyone an opportunity to bring in their favorite DVD, CD, book, etc. to share with the class throughout the day. In addition, each student can check out a book from the classroom's library to read at home, take turns on the computer, and watch or listen to their favorite DVD or CD. The book must be returned the following week. Media also encourages children to view reading as a fun way to spend quality time with a family member, share their interest with their friends and, become computer literate in an advancing technology based world.

Art

Art is a creative way for students to express themselves and learn the basics of colors, lines, shapes, and textures. Students will also begin to learn about featured artists, art history and art techniques. It also gives them a chance to strengthen their fine motor skills. It reinforces multi-step processes, and encourages each student to focus and finish the task at hand. Art is done in the classroom everyday. Once a week they will go to art class to study, the basics of art and art history.

Music

Music is used, not only as a way for each student to explore their "talent", but it reinforces skills taught throughout their class time.

Math skills- with the use of rhythmic patterns, it helps children to recognize musical patterns.

Motor skills- increases both fine and gross motor skills and helps develop hand-eye coordination. Playing instruments helps students strengthen their muscles used for coloring, painting, and forming letters. Practicing rhythmic stomping, clapping, and dancing, students will develop spatial awareness, and become more coordinated as they grow.

Language Arts - Memorizing songs and repeating musical patterns will help them with their ability to grasp and remember what they learn throughout the class day.

Spanish

If a child learns multiple languages at a young age, he/she will develop a life-long love of communicating with others. When they learn about the structure of other languages, their ability in English is enhanced, and they will achieve a more native grasp of both grammar and pronunciation in the second language. Their brains automatically compartmentalize each language correctly. Young children have the ability to learn many languages without getting them confused. Spanish is the fastest growing language in the world! Teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, foreign languages will provide them with invaluable advantages, both now and for the future.

Movement

Through obstacle courses, free play, and child appropriate exercises, movement helps children learn concepts such as balance, coordination, and rhythm. It is also an important tool for developing self-esteem and body awareness. Movement teaches children about the health of their own bodies, the space around them, and their other classmates. Recent research suggests that promoting movement and activity in young children can help increase memory, perception, language, attention, emotion and even decision making. When language is combined with movement, learning increases 90 percent.

Homework

Homework is a great way to reinforce what your child is doing in the classroom. It also encourages parent involvement in the learning process. Your child will have "weekend homework" to be completed with assistance from home. All of these assignments are optional! If they do the homework, they will get extra stickers when they bring it in. In some cases your child might bring home work during the week for special projects. So, please check their folder on a daily basis.