Curriculum for 4 year old classes
Your four year old will be learning many new things and will continue to strengthen skills already learned. The children will be learning letter recognition, number readiness and reviewing shapes and colors. In addition they will learn social skills, writing and cutting skills, and will study different units throughout the school year.
- Alphabet – to be able to recognize and write letters of the alphabet, as well as phonetics.
- Math – to recognize and write numbers 1-30 and count to 100.
- Colors – to recognize the eight basic colors and color words.
- Shapes – to recognize the eight basic shapes,
- Writing skills – to be able to hold pencil correctly, to write first name properly (1st letter in uppercase, the rest in lowercase.)
- Cutting and gluing skills – understanding and using scissors and glue appropriately and properly.
- Language – language development, listening skills, and comprehension that include color words, shapes, animals, transportation, health, safety, manners, community helpers, and science.
Curriculum 3 year old classes
For many of your children this is their first experience in a day care or a structured school program. At this age everything your child does is work, including playtime. When they are playing they are learning from each other and interacting. It is hard work for a 2, 3, or 4 year old to play with some one, share with them, and get along. We will work all year long on our socializing skills, such as sharing, manners, taking turns, patience, and playing with others.
Your 3 year old will be learning many new things. The children will learn to count from 1-20, will learn the colors, shapes, singing and saying the alphabet, months of the year, and days of the week as well as seasonal themes each month.
- Alphabet – singing and saying the alphabet correctly. Some letter recognition and phonics.
- Math – to count to 20 and recognize 1-10, both visually and physically.
- Colors – to recognize the eight basic colors and to be able to distinguish between them.
- Shapes – to recognize the eight basic shapes, and to identify them in objects.
- Writing skills – basic writing skills, tracing and writing the first letter of their name.
- Cutting and gluing skills- understanding the proper use of glue and scissors, and using them properly. The children will learn how to hold the scissors and use them properly.
- Language – language development, listening skills and comprehension through story time, reading and music.
Seasonal units by Month
August – Manners and Me
September – Safety, Apples, and Teddy Bear.
October – Fire safety, Fall, and Halloween.
November – Fall (cont.), harvest, and Thanksgiving
December – Christmas
January – Winter weather, penguins and winter animals.
February – Groundhog day, President Lincoln and President Washington, and Valentines.
March - St Patrick’s Day, weather, Spring
April – Easter, planting, insects, and Earth day.
May – Mother’s Day, dinosaurs, and flowers.
June – End of the year program and graduation.