Curriculum- Woodcrest Preschool learning for below 5 year olds

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Woodcrest Preschool provides infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children with an enhanced early education curriculum that is vastly different from other preschools. Our curriculum is filled with healthy living skills, yoga, gardening, cooking, music, art, math, pre-reading, social studies, animal exploration, and much more.

Each month your children will enjoy a varied program. This will include working on the alphabet, math, science concepts and studying new social study themes. The children will participate in a daily music program, arts, crafts and stories along with cooking once a week. These activities are more fully explained in our weekly lesson plans. Each week we will emphasize a different number and letter.

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THE RESEARCH ON PRESCHOOL THROUGH A CASE STUDY

There is strong evidence showing that young children who participate in high-quality preschool throughout programs enter school more ready to learn than their peers. The national Early Childhood Longitudinal Study—Kindergarten Cohort shows that students who attended a preschool throughout program scored higher on reading and math tests than children receiving parental care.  Students who attended a child care center or other preschool program also showed gains, although former preschool throughout students exhibited the greatest achievement.

September

Getting to know You and Me/ School Safety & Rules/ Colors/ Shapes

Enhance and emphasize safety and school rules. Talk about what makes me special. Introduce colors and shapes. Begin pre- writing skills.

October

Five Senses/ Fall Season/ Columbus Day/ Halloween/ A, B, C, D/ Pre- K #’s 0, 1, 2 & 3. Preschool #0

Explore the five senses (touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing). Experience the wonderful changes of fall. Feature colors of the month are orange and black.

November

Fall Harvest/ Nutrition/ Veteran’s Day/ Thanksgiving Holiday/ E, F, G/ Pre K #’s 4 & 5. Preschool #1

Discuss healthy foods and the food pyramid. Explore fall crops and Thanksgiving holiday traditions. Feature color of the month is brown.

December

Winter Season/ Hibernation / Winter Holiday Traditions/ Review of Letters & #’s we have learned so far.

Observe the winter season and the changes in the weather. Discuss the changes in animal behaviors due to weather. Explore winter holiday traditions. Feature colors for the month are white and grey.

January

Community Helpers/ Martin Luther King Jr. Day/ Continue to explore the winter season. H, I, J, K/ Pre K #’s 6, 7 & 8. Preschool #2

Exploration of vocations. Discussions of the reasons people work. Parental job demonstrations are encouraged! Explore each child’s personal choice of jobs for the future. Feature colors for the month are silver and gold.

February

Healthy Habits/ Valentine’s Day/ President’s Day/ L, M, N, O/ Pre K #’s 9, 10, 11. Preschool #’s 3 & 4.

Explore the lives of Washington and Lincoln and the valuable lessons we have learned from them. Discuss personal hygiene and the need for sleep and physical activity. Feature color for the month is red.

March

Transportation/ Outer Space/ Spring Season/ Spring Planting/ St. Patrick’s Day/ P, Q, R, S/ Pre K #’s 12, 13, 14. Preschool #’s 5 & 6.

Examine the different modes of transportation. Explore the solar system. Discuss the changes in weather as the season of spring approaches. Observe seed and root growth. Feature colors for the month are green and yellow.

April

Animal Life/ Spring Holiday Traditions/ Earth Day/ T, U and review of the letters we have learned so far/ Pre K #’s 15 & 16. Preschool #’s 7 & 8.

Discuss the life cycle of animals (example- butterflies). Explore Spring holidays. Celebrate Earth Day and discuss recycling. Feature color of the month is purple. Continue to explore plant growth.

May

Cultures of the World/ Mother’s Day/ Memorial Day/ V, W, X, Y, Z/ Pre K #’s 17, 18 & 19. Preschool #’s 9 & 10.

Explore and examine cultural environments of other nations of the world. Discuss the diverse and similar customs, foods, clothing, homes, etc. Share children’s heritage through personal family items (costumes, food, dolls, customs and souvenirs.). Feature color of the month is pink.

June

Summer Season/ Pre K Graduation/ Father’s Day/ Flag Day/ Review the letters we have learned throughout the year/ Pre K # 20. Preschool review #’s 1-10.

Discuss the changes in weather as the season of summer approaches. Graduation activities for our Pre K students. Celebrate Father’s Day. Celebrate Flag Day. Feature color of the month is blue.

July and August

Call school for summer schedule.

In the summer each week has a theme with many arts and crafts activities along with special events at school each week. We will also continue to review all of our letters and numbers throughout the summer.

All subjects will be introduced through developmentally appropriate methods for each respective child.

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WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT WOODCREST PRESCHOOL

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Arts and Crafts

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Learning through
Play

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Socialization

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Cooking

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Science

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Kindergarten
Readiness

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Potty Training
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