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Curriculum


Each child is viewed as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth and development. We plan our program accordingly. In order to build a broad foundation for your child's success, our goal is to focus on these essential learning skills.

LANGUAGE ARTS (READING READINESS)

  • Matching
  • Likeness / Differences
  • Opposites
  • Rhyming
  • Left to right progression
  • Letter recognition (upper and lower cases)
  • Letter sound recognition
  • Reciting the alphabet
  • Listening to stories
  • Dramatics
  • Conversational skills
  • Printing first name

SOCIAL SKILLS

  • Listening
  • Following directions
  • Observing Uppie / Center rules
  • Sharing
  • Developing independence
  • Using good manners
  • Classroom participation (taking turns, raising hands)
  • Mixing successfully with peers
  • Problem solving
  • Personal hygiene

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Holidays / Multicultural awareness
    • Introduce languages of other cultures
    • Introduce customs/practices of other cultures
  • Community helpers
  • Feelings
  • Transportation
  • Acceptance of differences in others

SCIENCE

  • The five senses
  • Color blending
  • Weather (air, wind, water, snow)
  • Animals
    • Dinosaurs
    • Pets
    • Zoo animals
    • Endangered species
    • Animals of the sea
  • Insects
  • Seasons
  • Plants
  • Experiments
  • Identify body parts

MATH READINESS

  • Counting
  • Number recognition
  • Writing numerals
  • Calendar skills
  • Sorting skills

CREATIVE ARTS / MUSIC / RHYTHM

  • To develop fine motor skills
  • To encourage self expression
  • To experience a variety of art media
  • Color recognition
  • Singing
  • Rhythm instruments
  • Creative movement

FINE MOTOR

  • Cutting
  • Cutting on a line
  • Gluing appropriately
  • Gripping writing utensil appropriately
  • Lacing small items

LARGE MOTOR

  • Playground and bike path
  • Walks on campus
  • Movement songs
  • Large motor equipment

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