Early Preschool

Preschool Curriculum Program

Our preschool curriculum program is geared towards children 2.5 up to 5 years old. Our curriculum is aimed at teaching the children their shapes, colors, upper and lower case alphabet and numbers, learning to tell time, learning a few beginning sounds, simple science activities and so much more. Children will be using glue, paint and working on learning how to cut, trace, tell time plus work on pre-math, pre-reading, and science projects. Some of the simple adventure would be sorting vegetables, fruits, growing grass, watching an ant farm and so many other exciting activities!!

circle time

Our preschool curriculum provides a circle time, art time, learning time and a special activities. We start our morning program off each day with circle time. To begin our circle time, we discuss with the children the weather outside. We have the children look out the window and then we ask them “what is the weather outside?” With younger children who may not be able to answer correctly, then we give them hints; such as, (is the sky white or blue?) if its white does anyone know what that means? (Is it cloudy?) “Is it raining outside?” “Is it snowing outside?” “Is it cloudy outside?” “Is it windy outside?” We have a weather chart and each day we have one of the children move the arrow to the correct weather for that day. The weather chart is included in the toddler or preschool curriculum.

Next we focus on the calendar.

I will ask the children “Does anyone know what day it is?” If no one knows what day it is, I will tell them, “Today Is Thursday.” I made a felt calendar with numbers that have Velcro on their backs to stick to the calendar. The children take turns putting up the numbers each day to show that days date. The Toddlers are too young to understand what a calendar is but they still have fun sticking up the numbers.  After the number for the day is put up, we start at number one, on the calendar and I have the children count with me, to the new date that we just placed onto the calendar. As they say the numbers I point to the numbers on the calendar to help to teach them their numbers.

Circle Time

We start our Toddler /or Preschool Program off each day with circle time. We try to get all the children to sit together in a circle on the floor. We never force any child to participate, but we do try to encourage participation. You will find in the daily lessons which activity to do each morning for circle time. Our circle time activities could be a talk or discussion but usually involves a fun activity such as a learning activity, games, singing songs, hearing a story, etc.

Fun Way To Learn 

We have a lot of fun ways to help the children to learn while they’re having fun. After out circle time activity we focus on the calendar. I made a Velcro one with Velcro numbers. The children take turns putting the numbers up each day. Toddlers are too young to understand what a calendar is but they still have fun sticking up the numbers and singing our seven days of the week song. All the older toddlers can sing most of it.

Singing Songs And Reciting Rhymes

Each week we teach the children a few new songs or rhymes for that week’s theme. In time they will be able to copy the hand movements to the songs and nursery rhymes they hear often and before you know it they will start to sing a word or two.

Weather Chart 

We start our morning program off each day with circle time. To begin our circle time, we discuss with the children the weather outside. We have the children look out the window and then we ask them “what is the weather outside?” If you have a lot of younger children they may not be able to answer correctly, then we give them hints; such as, (is the sky white or blue?) if its white does anyone know what that means? (Is it cloudy?) “Is it raining outside?” “Is snowing outside?” “Is it cloudy outside?” “Is it windy outside?” We have a weather chart and each day we have one of the children move the arrow to the correct weather for that day.

Art Time

There is a daily art project (craft) for the children to do each day that goes along with that weeks theme. After circle time we have the children come to the table and sit down and get ready for art time.

Preschool Learning Activities 

Our program also offers learning activities can be a work sheet, coloring page, a game, puzzles, bug hunt, nature walk and other fun idea’s. These activities are to teach the children about sharing, numbers, alphabet, shapes, colors and much more!