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Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum

Children in the Pre-Kindergarten program will explore the following concepts, but are not required to master them before entering Kindergarten. Children learn these concepts at their own pace. What is learned in Pre-Kindergarten is considered a “bonus”. Children are taught with hands-on materials, songs, and games. They are assessed by observation and work samples. The Pre-kindergarten Program is taught in small group settings and begins at 9.00 a.m. For your Pre- Kindergarten child to fully benefit from this additional program we offer please have your child at school by 9.00 a.m. There are no additional tuition fees due for the Pre- Kindergarten Program!

Reading Readiness and Literacy

  • Exposure to alphabet: letter names, sounds, blending, word families etc…
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Introduction to sight words
  • Recognize, spell, write first name
  • Hold a pencil, crayon correctly
  • Retell familiar stories, memory recall & prediction skills
  • Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences
  • Answer questions about stories
  • Repeat simple nursery rhymes and finger-plays
  • Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up
  • Build new vocabulary
  • Build listening skills
  • Strengthen visual discrimination
  • Sequencing
  • Develop fine motor skills: play dough, goop, scissors, writing utensils, legos, etc.

Math

  • Numerals 1-20
  • Counting objects to 20
  • One-to-one correspondence of objects
  • Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size
  • Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC, etc…
  • Sizes: small, medium, large
  • Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle
  • Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
  • Same and Different
  • More than (addition), Less than (subtraction), Same
  • Time: Day, Night & the analog clock on the hour

Science

  • Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.
  • Experience the world through gardening, and other explorations
  • Observe life cycles, plants, insects, animals etc…
  • Observe plant growth
  • Observe weather and plant life during each season
  • Measure and mix ingredients in cooking activities
  • Identify basic colors and explore color mixing
  • Make observational drawings and dictation
  • Explore the world with the five senses
  • Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat

 

Creative Arts, Music & P.E.

  • Explore a variety of art processes: painting, drawing, sculpture, weaving, collage, etc…
  • Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay
  • Experiment with mixing paint colors
  • Sing traditional songs and songs that enhance the curriculum
  • Participate in movement songs and dances
  • Use scarves, rhythm sticks, and bean bags to practice rhythms
  • Use a variety of children’s instruments
  • Participate in dramatic play
  • Dramatize familiar stories
  • Act out the movements and sounds of animals

Technology

  • Use computer programs
  • Use a computer mouse: click, click and drag

In addition to language, literacy, creative arts, science, technology and math skills, participation in Pre-Kindergarten fosters the development of the whole child.

Social, Emotional & Intellectual

  • Collaborating with classmates
  • Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner
  • Participates as a member of the class community
  • Shows some self-direction in action
  • Follows classroom and playground rules and routines
  • Manages transitions
  • Uses classroom materials respectfully
  • Uses words and/or adults to resolve conflicts 
  • Participating in group discussions
  • Asking thought-provoking questions and forming conclusions
  • Practice problem-solving skills in social situations
  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  • Share classroom materials with the group
  • Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
  • Communicate his/her needs
  • Take care of his/her own basic needs: bathroom, clean up, put away bed, use tissue as needed, etc.
  • State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, parents name, telephone number etc…
  • Discussing goals and shared experiences
  • Gaining a sense of accomplishment and pride
  • Solving Problems
  • Expressive communication skills
  • Verbally asserting needs
  • Speaking & Listening Skills

 

HERE’S TO A WONDERFUL YEAR FULL OF MANY MAGICAL MOMENTS FOR YOUR CHILD!

Maroof Mendez

ABC Magic Moments Pre School
President

 

 
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