ABC’S Preschool Curriculum
Three Year Olds
When a child just turns three, teachers begin a more structured and challenging approach in the classroom. This room is basically an extension of our two-year-old units, strengthening motor skills and manipulating sensory materials, but offers more academic challenges. A longer circle time is used in the morning (around thirty minutes). Teachers cover the material introduced in the two-year-old units and will focus more on concepts such as calendar, weather, numbers, and alphabet. Teachers also will emphasize name recognition and introduce writing skills. The teachers work on letter recognition, pencil grip and beginning writing skills. Sensory and Art projects are now more goal directed. Teachers are focusing on potty training for the children that have not yet mastered the skill.
Older Threes, Fours and Pre-Kindergarten
These units strive to prepare children for Kindergarten. The classroom structure runs similar to a Kindergarten classroom to promote an easy transition to elementary school. Circle Time takes place in the morning covering the numbers, shapes, colors, letters, calendar, weather, pledges, Spanish word of the week and personal information (name, address and phone number). Circle Time is the time for the class to discuss the theme of the week. After Circle Time, depending on the day, children will be exposed to different core subjects. These classrooms work closely together to make the environment comfortable for the child and challenge each child to bring out and support their full potential.
Mondays and Wednesdays
Phonics, Music / Movement and Art
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Academic Rotations: Science, Math, Language and Literature
Special Event Days or S.T.E.M Round Robin