I. Goals and Objectives: Children learn through doing. Our preschool program is designed to give children a "hands-on experience" through direct and indirect activities offered throughout the day. Each day your child will participate in learning centers that offer preschool experiences in dramatic play, music, art, science, multi-cultural education, math, writing, small and large muscle development. The educational activities offered through a planned curriculum coupled with the focus on social/emotional development through communication and play provide the basic framework needed for successful future studies.
1. Dramatic Play: Doll house and block areas allow children to emulate their expereinces with adults as their way of learning about the world around them; stimulates imagination through fantasy; allows for expressing emotions and ideas; opens up creativity and exploration.
2. Music: Exposure to classical and traditional childrens music and singing, instruments, tape recorders, and rhythm of fingerplays, develops coordination through dance, vocabulary memory and vocal skills.
3. Art: Use of paints, crayons, glue, ink, chalk, scissors, colored construction paper. Recognizing shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Practice writing and recognizing name.
4. Science: Care for plants and animals. Materials to touch and explore, scales to weigh objects, magnets to learn about polarities, magnifiying glasses to learn how to harness natural energy into power, playdough to learn how to sculp shapes and objects, sandbox, measurements, experiments and cooking.
5. Multi-Cultural Education: Diverse class make- up, recognition of various cultures and holidays, songs, food, customs, artifacts and stories.
6. Reading: Reading time, practice writing alphabets and recognizing words, word art, books, and bulletin boards.
7. Math: Learning through use of shapes, colors, size comparisons, number recognition, number orders, counting, blocks, and table games. Practical application use.
8. Writing: Emphasis on hand and eye movement from left to right and from top to bottom through the use of art, circle time and worksheets. Writing assignments.
9. Gross Motor: Use of large muscle groups through activities such as running, jumping, hopping, sliding, climbing, riding, balance beams, trampoline, dancing, crawling, kicking and throwing boths and other group activities.
10. Fine Motor: Use of smaller muscle groups through hand and eye coordination activities, range of motions, judging distances, use of rythym sticks, musical instruments, fingerplay, puzzles, paint brushes, small manipulative toys (legos), scissors, buttons, zippers and matching activities.
"Our future is bright, let us embrace them together."