Our Curriculum 

Our “emergent curriculum” evolves from the interests and ideas of the children and incorporates these activities and skills. Our goal is to help each child develop their critical thinking skills, while becoming independent and successful learners. 

These are some of the skills that are being developed as the children "learn through their play”:

Language Arts -
Reading Readiness:
Language Arts -
Writing:
Language Arts -
Talking:
Language Arts - Listening:
Social Skills:
Book/poetry reading, matching/differentiating, sequence of events, phonetics, picture clues, comprehension/word families From "scribbles" to printing, recording individual story dictation

Vocabulary, telling a story

Following directions, sound discrimination, comprehension Recognizing and verbalizing feelings, conflict resolution skills, problem solving, empathy, cause and effect
 
Mathematics:
Science:
Creative Arts:
Current Events:
Music and Dance:
Comparing, grouping, counting, graphing, recognizing sets and value quantities, measuring, sorting, classifying, shapes Experimenting and observing, animals, plants, cooking (observing physical and chemical changes) Expression, creativity and fine motor development through the use of graphic arts such as clay, painting, paper-making, printing, drawing, collage, etc. Daily plans and news, where appropriate Music, creative movement, instruments
 
Physical Activity:
Block Building:
Dramatic Play:
Construction:
Self Care:
Climbing, swinging, balancing, jumping, riding, running, sliding, skipping, riding, bikes, pedaling Imaginative creations, concepts of balance and size, organization of design Role playing, dramatizing ideas, social interaction and negotiation Building, creating, experimenting with recycled materials and different building mediums Hand washing, toileting skills, dressing self, safety procedures, healthy eating, manners, clean-up, responsibility for classroom