Every child learns at their own pase.  This will be acknowledged when teaching.  Every child will be offered any additional assistance they may need.

It is given that the children will have a general understanding of these areas once they are of age to be enrolled into kindergarten.

 

Like mentioned before there is no set timeline on when each skill should be mastered.

"Its the process not the product"

 

 

Below you will find a list of areas focused on with each child while they are enrolled.

(Levels will vary based on the abilities of each child.)

Language Arts Curriculum

Pre-Reading Skills
  -Recognize letters and sounds
                              -Use concepts of print: left to right/top to bottom
                              -Generate word families and rhyming words 
                              -Identify all uppercase and lower case letters

Comprehension -Retell a simple story with a beginning, middle, and end
                      -Make predictions
                      -Identify characters, setting, and main idea of story
                      -Read basic sight words
                      -Understand the difference between fantasy and reality

Writing -Practice practical writing
             -Print first name and last name
             -Print alphabet letters legibly without a model
             -Write from left to right and from top to bottom

Speaking and Listening -Speak clearly and expressively
                          -Listen thoughtfully and respectfully to others
                          -Present ideas using complete sentences
                         -Understand and follow multi-step directions
                         -Express wants and needs
                         -Contribute to class discussions & activities
                         -Orally state days of the week and months of the year
                         -Identify the eight basic colors & corresponding words

Science Curriculum -Observe and describe objects in their environment
                        -Understand needs of plants and animals
                        -Describe objects in terms of their physical properties   
                        -Manipulate an object to discover characteristics 
                        -Relate weather conditions to seasons

Math Curriculum -Sort and classify objects by position, shape, size etc.
                            -Identify, copy, extend, and create patterns
                            -Count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s
                            -Identify the four basic shapes 
                            -Attempt drawing the five basic shapes
                            -Identify numerals 0-10
                            -Label sets with correct numeral 0-10
                            -Count backwards form 10
                            -Identify coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter)
                            -Use positional words
                            -Compare measurements with terms 
                            -Use and understand a simple graph

Social Studies -Compare human likenesses and differences
                        -Understand the need for rules
                        -Demonstrate community awareness
                        -Explore various social roles
                        -Cooperate and share among school Community

Arts -Appreciation of art and music
          -Express self through art and music
          -Retell short story or play
           -Imitate movements by activity
           -Use rhythmic accompaniment to movement
           -Participate in singing routine
                                    

Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills

Fine Motor                    -Use scissors and cuts on line
                                      -Do 10-15 piece puzzle
                                      -Draw person with 6 or more features
                                      -Use correct pencil grasp
                                      -Use correct scissor grip
                                      -Demonstrate hand-eye coordination

Gross Motor                   -Hop on both feet together
                                      -Hop on one foot (left and right)
                                      -Jump over objects
                                      -Walk backward, skip, and gallop

Home Skills
Self Help                       
 -Get dressed without assistance
                                      -Zip coat and fasten button
                                      -Clean small spills
                                      -Recite address from memory
                                      -Recite telephone number from memory
                                      -Recite birthday

Social and Work Habits
                                      -Put forth best effort in work
                                      -Take care of school materials
                                      -Use self control to follow school rules
                                      -Work independently
                                      -Complete work in a reasonable time
                                      -Follow directions
                                      -Listen attentively to others
                                      -Stay on task
                                      -Create friendships
                                      -Take turns