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Pre-School

Pre-School 1 (3 years)

Language Arts

Enjoys being read to
Communicates in 3-or-4-word sentences
Repeats simple songs and finger-plays
Listens to whole story
Understands positional words
Names familiar objects in pictures
Knows first and last name
Chooses books to read

Cognitive Development

Follows two-part direction
Identifies circle, square, etc
Matches primary colors
Completes 5-to-10-piece puzzle
Counts to 3
Initiates building and sorting
Develops alterative activities with familiar materials

Creative Arts

Uses the art processes of
Applying
Forming
Interweaving
Freely chooses materials
Uses art as self-expression
Develops alternative material use

Motor Skills

Masters appropriate gross motor shills
Develops multi-tasking skills
Develops hand-eye coordination
Improves speech and finger movement

Social Science

Begins cooperative and dramatic play
Shares and takes turns
Shows concern for peers
Identifies children missing from group
Identifies other groups of children
Practices good hygiene

Music and Movement

Develops body awareness
Develops rhythm and tempo
Coordinates movements with words
Controls vigorous body movement

Nature Studies and Science

Understands night and day
Participates in simple experiments
Understands growth
Recognizes types of plants
Participates in plant and animal care

Special Enrichments

Appreciates visitors and outside events
Plays cooperative games

Pre-School 2 (ages 3.5 to 4 yrs)

Language Arts

Enjoys being read to
Recognizes the relationship between the written and spoken word
Develops vocabulary of 2000 words
Identifies action words
Uses plurals, pronouns, and basic punctuation
Retells a simple story
Introduces imaginary content
Understands that writing is a system of communication
Identifies and creates important elements of a writing system
Develops process-writing skills

Cognitive Skills and Math

Identifies colors, shapes, sizes, and weight
Develops classification skills
Completes logical patterns by 2 attributes
Sequences by size, 3 items
Matches one-to-one
Develops graphing skills
Understands basic elements of time

Creative Art

Freely chooses materials
Uses art as self-expression
Develops and uses the art process of applying, forming, and interweaving to convey ideas

Music and Movement

Develops body awareness
Develops rhythm and tempo
Coordinates movements with words
Controls vigorous body movement

Motor Skills

Masters appropriate gross motor skills
Develops multi-tasking skills
Develops eye-hand coordination
Improves speech and finger movement

Social Science

Develops self-identity
Develops identity with social setting
Develops understanding of human similarity
Develops strategies for expression of ideas

Science and Nature Studies

Explores “cause and affect”
Understands the difference between living and non-living things
Plant study concepts
Develops skills in record-keeping, data collection, and classification
Understands concepts of air

Computer Lab

Uses computer to reinforce curricular goal attainment
Becomes facile in computer use
Explores possibilities of computer use