Preschool

Preschool: 33 months to Pre-Kindergarten

We are licensed for 25 Preschoolers, ages 33 months to five years of age, and we adhere to a 1:10 ratio.

Classroom Goals and Activities (for ages 33 months to five years of age)

Social:
Social Competence and Relationships
• Interact easily with one or more children
• Interact easily with familiar adults
• Approach others with expectations of positive interactions
• Begin to participate successfully as a member of a group
• Use play to explore, practice, and understand social roles and relationships
• Begin to understand others’ rights
• Sustain interaction by cooperating, helping, sharing, and expressing interests
• Seek adult help when needed for emotional suppose physical assistance, social interaction, and approval
• Use words and other constructive strategies to resolve conflicts
Human Relationships
• Recognize and appreciate similarities and differences between self and others from diverse backgrounds
• Understand various family roles, jobs, rules, and relationships
• Participate in activities to help others in the community
• Recognize and describe the roles of workers in the community
• Share responsibility in taking care of their environment
• Identify characteristics of the places where they live and play within their community

Emotional:
• Demonstrate an increasing competency in recognizing and describing own emotions
• Demonstrate an increasing use of words instead of actions to express emotions
• Begin to understand and respond to others’ emotions
• Begin to show self-regulation to handle emotions appropriately
• Respond to praise, limits, and correction
• Self-Concept:
o Begin to experiment with own potential and show confidence in own abilities.
o Demonstrate increasing self-direction and independence.
o Develop an awareness of self as having certain abilities, characteristics, and preferences.

Intellectual:

Interest Development and Discernment
Curiosity
• Show eagerness and a sense of wonder as a learner
• Show interest in discovering and learning new things
Risk-Taking
• Choose new, as well as a variety, of familiar activities
• Use a variety of strategies to solve problems
Imagination and Invention
• Approach tasks and experiences with flexibility, imagination, and inventiveness
• Use new ways or novel strategies to solve problems or explore objects
• Try out various pretend roles in play or with make believe objects

Language and Literacy Development
Listening
• Understanding verbal and non-verbal cues
• Listen with understanding to stories, directions, and conversations
• Follow directions that involve two or three step sequence of actions
• Listen to and recognize different sounds in rhymes and familiar words
Speaking
• Communicate needs, wants, or thoughts through non-verbal gestures, actions, expressions, and/or words
• Speak clearly enough to be understood
• Use language for a variety of purposes
• Use increasingly complex and varied vocabulary and language
• Initiate, ask questions, and respond in conversation with others
Emergent Reading
• Initiate stories and respond to stories told or read aloud
• Represent stories told or read aloud through various media or during play
• Guess what will happen next in a story using pictures as a guide
• Retell information from a story
• Show beginning understanding of concepts about print
• Recognize and name some letters of the alphabet, especially those in own name
• Begin to associate sounds with words or letters
Emergent Writing
• Understand that writing is a way of communicating
• Being to copy or write own name
• Use pictures, shapes, or dictation to represent thoughts or ideas
Creating
• Use a variety of media and materials for exploration and creative expression
• Participate in art and music experiences

Mathematical and Logical Thinking
Number Concepts and Operations
• Demonstrate increasing interest in and awareness of numbers and counting
• Demonstrate understanding of one-on-one correspondence between objects and numbers
• Demonstrate ability to count in sequence
• Demonstrate ability to state the numbers up to ten
• Demonstrate beginning ability to combine and separate numbers of objects
Patterns and Relationships
• Recognize and duplicate simple patterns
• Sort objects into subgroups by one or two characteristics
• Order or sequence several objects on the basis of one characteristic
Spatial Relationships/Geometry
• Identify and name common shapes
• Using words that show understanding of order and position of objects

Gross Motor:
• Develop large muscle control and coordination
• Develop body strength, flexibility, and stamina
• Use a variety of equipment for physical development
• Develop ability to move their body in space with coordination

Fine Motor:
• Develop small muscle control and coordination
• Use hand-eye coordination to perform a variety of tasks
• Explore an experiment with a variety of tools (e.g. spoons, crayons, paintbrushes, scissors, keyboards)

Physical Health and Well Being:
• Participate in a variety of physical activities to enhance personal health and physical fitness
• Follow basic health and safety rules
• Recognize and eat a variety of nutritious foods
• Demonstrate increasing independence with basic self-care skills

Spiritual:
Daily emphasis of Christ as Savior, Creator and Lord throughout all activities, songs, stories, and projects.
• Participates in simple songs about Jesus
• Participates in prayers before meals and at Jesus time.
• Participates in simple Bible stories.
• Celebrate God’s love in worship.
The child will acquire and demonstrate spiritual development appropriate for their age:
• Has a beginning understanding of God’s love as demonstrated by the adults around him;
• Has a beginning knowledge of Jesus as a friend and Savior;
• Has a beginning understanding of forgiveness as demonstrated by the adults around them;
• Know Jesus died for them and rose again;
• Grow in faith;
• Know that God gives us families to help each other;
• Grow in their love for all people;
• Tell how all people need Jesus;
• Thank God for the world He made; and
• Grow in their desire to help care for God’s creation.

Daily Schedule:
7:00 – 8:40 Free Play
8:40 – 8:45 Clean-Up
8:45 – 8:55 Song of the Week
8:55 – 9:20 Breakfast
9:20 – 9:40 Bathrooming
9:40 – 10:00 Morning Circle Time
10:00 – 10:30 M: Spanish
T: KidFit
W: Free Play
Th: Music
F: Chapel
10:30 – 11:00 Outside Play/Muscle Room
11:00 – 11:10 Bathrooming
11:10 – 11:35 Books and Circle Time
11:35 – 12:15 Lunch
12:15 – 12:45 Bathroom/Look at Books
12:45 – 3:00 Nap/Rest Time/Quiet Activities
3:00 – 3:15 Snack
3:15 – 3:00 Bathroom/Clean Up
3:30 – 3:45 Jesus Time
3:45 – 4:00 Small Groups
4:00 – 4:30 Enrichment/Free Play
4:30 – 4:45 Clean Up
4:45 – 6:00 Outside Play/Muscle Room

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