Welcome to the Preschool Classroom!
Preschoolers are curious about their surroundings and we build our curriculum based on interests and needs. It is also geared toward developing their social skills through role-play and cooperative games. We cover these areas using a variety of methods to ensure that your child is getting what they need in order to grow. Language and literacy development is a part of our curriculum. Through our Hooked On Phonics Program, kids begin to identify the first sound in a word, and recognize his or her own name and begin writing it in their notebooks, as well as recognizing letters, letter sounds.
When it comes to children at this age, pre-math is important for them because they are learning how to group numbers from largest to smallest, and they are understanding the matching game to help them identify what correlates with what, they are also learning to identify numbers from 1 to 20. They also have 1:1 correspondence.
Science & Sensory
Science is important for preschoolers for many reasons. It involves communication with people, and it helps develop patience and perseverance in kids. it also helps kids form a healthy does of skepticism. Science teaches kids about the world around them and how they came about. The scientific method includes a couple of procedures in order to understand a concept. The first step is asking a question, then we make our hypothesis as to why we think the correct explanation is. We then have exciting experiments to see what if our guess was correct or not. Lastly we come up with our conclusion and draw our results.
Gross Motor Skills
Gross Motor Skills is the movement and coordination of the arms, legs, and other large body parts. Development skill increases by having them learn how to throw and catch balls, climb ladders and balancing on the foot for a short period of time.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine Motor Skills is the coordination of small muscles in movement. It involves the hands, eyes and the fingers. Fine motor skills increase as they are able to color with more direction, use scissors and draw simple shapes as well as doing puzzles with certain number of pieces. For preschoolers, the appropriate number of pieces per puzzle ranges from 10-12.
Self help skills
What makes kids independent? learning to do things by themselves, and we help that by having them dress/undress themselves and that leads to better self-esteem and confidence.