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Pre-K Curriculum
Curriculum Goals for Pre-K Classes

Emotional Growth
  • Provide a safe, healthy and secure environment away from home.
  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere of joy and warmth for the child.
  • Nurture and become a significant, consistent adult in the child’s life.
  • Create an environment that encourages discovery and exploration.
  • Provide experiences that will increase child’s positive self-image, sense of competence and pride in accomplishments.
  • Provide experiences to develop qualities of responsibility, initiative, and independence and help children learn to face and overcome problems.

 Cognitive Growth

  • Provide language-development activities in listening/receptive language and expressive language.
  • Provide activities to develop pre-reading skills
       a. alphabet recognition
       b. visual discrimination
       c. matching shapes, letters, words
       d. recognizing words and listing words on experience charts
       e. writing class stories
  • Provide activities to develop pre-writing skills

           a. tactile writing experiences with a variety of writing materials
           b. tracing activities
           c. assembling individual books of beginning story-writing

  • Provide activities to develop beginning math skills

           a. matching, sorting, counting concrete objects
           b. grouping objects into sets
           c. number recognition and sequencing of numbers

           d. graphing and number comparisons

  • Provide experiences in science

           a. simple experiments
           b. cooking activities
           c. collecting and grouping objects from nature
           d. observation and memory skills

  • Provide experiences in social studies

           a. simple map skill activities
           b. historical events in the calendar year

  • Facilitate creative and make-believe play

           -with objects
           -about situations
           -assuming pretend roles
           -interacting with other children
           -with puppets and acting out stories

  • Provide opportunities to practice and develop reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Provide opportunities to express self through art, music, drama, and creative movement.
  • Provide opportunities to begin learning Spanish.

  Social Growth

  • Encourage social interaction among all class members.
  • Encourage sharing and turn taking.
  • Encourage fairness in large and small group game play.
  • Encourage verbal expression of emotions and feelings.
  • Encourage talking through problems and rationalization.
  • Encourage independence, self-control, and self-help skills.
  • Encourage resolution of conflicts constructively.
  • Encourage conforming to rules and following directions.
  • Encourage working cooperatively with others.
  • Encourage a sense of initiative.
  • Encourage responsibility to maintain classroom environment.
  • Encourage respect for authority, property, and the rights of others.

  Physical Growth

  • Provide opportunity for large muscle development.
  • Provide opportunity for small muscle development.
  • Demonstrate and encourage good habits of health and safety.

Spiritual Growth 

  • Encourage and model showing love for each other.
  • Demonstrate and encourage consciousness of God.
  • Guide in development of ecological values and concern for God’s world.
  • Help children recognize differences and likenesses in people and to show acceptance.
  • Provide learning experiences about Christmas and Easter.
  • Introduce rituals of thankfulness and concern.

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