Pre-Kindergarten

1/2 Day

4 & 5 Year Olds

Hours: 8:30am - 12pm

10 Classroom Goals:

 

  1. To educate the heart of the child to love God, others and self.

  2. To provide an environment in which love can grow, develop, and mature.

  3. To enable each child to develop his/her best qualities in order to reach their fullest potential.

  4. To help the child appreciate beauty in nature and in our environment.

  5. To maintain an explorative environment that will enable the child to learn by experience.

  6. To develop a positive self-concept; understanding self as a unique and competent person.

  7. To value and foster their natural curiosity.

  8. To help the child learn and accept limits necessary for health, safety, and the welfare of others.

  9. To provide an environment in which each child can refine the use of the five senses.

  10. Having fun, while fostering close friendships.

4 & 5's Developmental Curriculum Goals:

 

Emotional Development

  • To be able to comfortably separate from Parents/Primary Caregiver(s)

  • Handles Transitions

  • Gradually, handles disappointments without tantrums

  • Is developing a healthy sense of self-worth

 

Social Development

  • Verbally expresses thoughts, feelings, ideas

  • Understands others feelings and thoughts may be different from their own

  • Able to cooperatively play with others

 

Large Motor Development

  • Can participate in physical activities such as: Climbing, running, hopping jumping, balance and walking (backwards, forwards, fast, slow)

  • Explores large motor materials: Bikes, swings, digging, hula-hoops, balls (catch, throw, kick), etc.

 

Small Motor Development

  • Strings beads, pegs into pegboards, lacing

  • Hammering, sorting and matching activities

  • Holds scissors correctly and safely, and will know how to cut freehand and simple lines

 

Pre-Reading/Reading

  • Introduce children to a wide range of literacy materials: books, children’s magazines, flannel stories, the Bible

  • Recognize first and last name

  • Introduce sight words

  • Zoo Phonics Alphabet – 3 letters and sounds a month

 

Writing

  • Will provide ample opportunities to use a variety of writing materials: crayons, pens, pencils, chalk with chalkboards

  • Practice writing first and last name

  • Zoo Phonics Alphabet sheets-3 letters a month

  • Able to hold writing materials correctly

 

Math

  • Math program

  • Daily Manipulative activities such as: Sorting, matching, classification, patterns

  • Blocks / puzzles

  • Counting games

  • Visual recognition of #’s 1-10

  • Numbers – 3 numbers a month

 

Colors and Shapes

  • Can name, match and sort primary and secondary colors

  • Can name, match and sort  8+ shapes (heart, square, rectangle, triangle, circle, star, oval, diamond).

 

Science

 Will provide age appropriate, hands on experiences weekly, with a variety of science materials.  This will be done on an individual basis as well as in group experiments and explorations. 

  • Experiments

  • Nature walks

 

Art

 Art time will provide an opportunity to explore a variety of art materials, textures, and experiences, as well as give each child a chance to develop and share their individual creativity. The process and not the finished product will be emphasized, and the teacher made projects will be kept to a minimum.

  • Daily art projects

 

Bible Time

 We will follow monthly Bible theme through "The Children’s Bible." Using flannel boards, stories, art, memory verses, Bible songs, and Bible videos.

Technology

 Since technology plays an increasingly important role in our everyday life, we familiarize each child with computers via fun activities. The interactive games promote concept learning and helps develop cognitive and fine motor skills.

 

Children's Enrichment Center 

Preschool for Ages 2 thru TK

License # 440700992