Curriculum Areas, Skills, & Objectives
Communication & Language
Conversations, stories, sharing, word games, puppets, songs, loud, soft, high, low, left, right, body parts, finger plays, writing, scribbling, and coloring.
Counting, measuring, shapes, comparing (size, color, weight, shape), grouping, estimating numbers, matching, separating, and classifications.
Science & Nature
Discovering how things work, floating, sinking, balancing, friction, wheels, magnets, freezing, melting, weighing, learning about living things through observing, caring for and talking about plants and animals, seasons, and weather.
Motor skills developed through the use of games, puzzles, tools, paints, crayons, clay, sand, water, and other manipulative materials, building, carrying, climbing, lifting, pushing, throwing, catching, balancing, running, jumping, pedaling, and group games.
Experience with rhythm, movement, music, color, pictures, crafts, songs, clay, chalk, instruments, dramatic play, and puppets.
Shapes, stories, books, alphabet and fine motor abilities.
Family, community, holidays, cultures, days of the week, and months of the year.
Health and Safety
Daily hygiene, sun safety, accepting limits for safety, exposure to health and safety rules, awareness of body and what it can do, nutrition.
Self-care, buttoning, snapping, cleaning chores, snack activities, manners, and appropriate school behavior.