Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum (4 and 5 years old)

Beginning at the Pre-K level the curriculum is more involved, as the last year before kindergarten is used to prepare them for their elementary years. The teachers work closely with the Illinois Early Learning Standards for 3 to 5 years of age.  Standards that are focused on during the week will also be listed with the lesson plans for parents to view. Starting at this age the teachers have more guidelines that are required that will be used in the room on a weekly basis. Topics that are required to be present in the curriculum include: 

  • letter and number recognition
  • focus on writing skills using the Path of Movement writing system for numbers and letters.
  • writing of the student’s name
  • phonetic sound recognition and activities
  • math concepts (money and coins, simple addition/subtraction, problem solving, etc.….)
  • science concepts (experiments, making predictions, etc.…)
  • simple sight words (once the student has shown understanding of phonetic sounds for letters)
  • exploration of social emotional activities
  • exposure to computers and how they navigate

Beginning in September of 2016, all of our Pre-Kindergarten rooms will also begin incorporating STEM curriculum in the classrooms.  We will shift our focus to teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through more hands-on, project based activities.

 

 All students receive Music class once a week through an outside company “Developing Melodies”, as well as, gymnastics through “The Jump Spot”.