Pre-Kindergarten

4-5 Years Old

Tomorrow’s Promise Child Care & Learning Center - 502.290.6950

The philosophy behind our Pre-Kindergarten program is “play with purpose”. We encourage our students to learn by playing and by engaging in educational activities. Our hands-on age-appropriate curriculum offers math, science, art, and readings activities that provide great experiences for our learners as they prepare for the adventures of starting school.

Our students will be well prepared for the challenges that kindergarten has to offer. We continually work on listening skills, following directions, and social interactions. We practice taking turns, sharing, problem-solving, and being responsible for our actions and behavior. Most importantly, we support all students and recognize that each child has unique needs both socially and academically. Therefore, we strive to have a flexible curriculum that can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each student.

Below is a summary of the main concepts that will be taught throughout the year:

Math:

Numerals 1-10

Counting objects to 10

Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size

Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC

Sizes: small, medium, large

Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle

Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.

Same and Different

More, Less, Same


Reading:

Exposure to alphabet: letter names and sounds

Recognize, spell, write first name

Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly

Retell familiar stories

Draw pictures and dictate sentences about stories and experiences

Answer questions about stories

Repeat simple nursery rhymes and fingerplays

Build new vocabulary

Build listening skills

  1. Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, writing utensils, Legos, etc.



Science:

Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.

Observe insect life

Observe plant growth

Identify basic colors and explore color mixing

Explore the world with the five senses

Investigate animals, the homes they live in, the food they eat



Arts:

Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, art chalk, clay

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


Social Skills/Daily Routine:

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: clean up, roll up nap pad, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.

State personal information: first and last name, age, school name, city, state, country

∙ Days of the week/months of the year


 
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