Curriculum Goals

In order to plan the appropriate curriculum for children ages 2-5, we begin the school year by evaluating each child’s basic skills. Parents will receive three assessments throughout the school year showing how their child is developing in the following areas:

 

Academic Development

  • Recognize and write their name using upper and lowercase letters
  • Recognize all upper and lowercase letters and begin to write them
  • Recognize the sound that each letter makes
  • Recognize rhyming words
  • Learn beginning sight words
  • Practice verbal presentation skills in front of a group through share time
  • Recognize and write numbers 1-30
  • Understand the value of numbers and how they can be added to or subtracted from
  • Count from 1-100 by the end of the year
  • Learn to count and categorize objects and recognize patterns
  • Name the basic shapes
  • Name the colors
  • Ability to trace an object
  • Ability to hold a pencil correctly
  • Ability to use scissors proficiently
  • Ability to color in the lines
  • Complete a 20- piece puzzle
  • Ability to memorize short phrases
  • Know the days of the week and months of the year
  • Know the four seasons
  • Expand fine/gross motor abilities
  • Learn about cultural diversity and the meaning of common holidays
  • Knowledge of basic science concepts
  • Knowledge of basic social studies concepts, maps and the globe
  • Learn about community helpers/occupations
  • Learn about different types of music and movement
  • Learn about personal safety
  • Enjoy cooking experiences
  • Enjoy a wide variety of art experiences
  • Enjoy the process of reading and develop a love of books and identify the parts of a book

 

Social Emotional Development

  • Develop a positive self-image by appreciating their God given talents and gifts
  • Treat others with kindness and respect
  • Accept responsibility and offer forgiveness
  • Expand their attention span and ability to stay focused
  • Establish good listening skills
  • Learn to follow directions
  • Enhance the ability for self-control
  • Enhance self-reliance and independence
  • Improve the ability to communicate with others
  • Develop coping skills
  • Learn social manners (please, thank you, etc.)

 

Spiritual Development

  • Know that God loves and cares for them
  • Recognize the need to serve and help others in need
  • Learn about the Bible
  • Learn about Prayer
  • Learn about Worship
  • Chapel/Christian Character

 

Physical Development

  • Build and construct with a variety of materials
  • Demonstrate ability to run, jump, climb, move side to side, and balance
  • Ride a tricycle
  • Pour from containers
  • Demonstrate ability to stir, squeeze, pinch, button, zip and snap
  • Demonstrate ability to throw, bounce and catch a ball
  • Practice emergency drills