Curriculum

Our curriculum has been formulated to prepare our students emotionally, academically, and socially for Kindergarten. The Units covered during the school year include activities that provide development in the following areas:

Social Development

Self-Help Skills

Fine Motor Skills

Gross Motor Skills

Math Skills

Expressive Language Skills

Receptive Language Skills

Cognitive Pre-Reading Skills

Pre-Writing Skills

Science Awareness

 

We are aware that children learn and mature differently. Our goal is to guide each of our students individually as they grow both socially and developmentally. A positive and happy environment is so beneficial for children to learn and mature. Union Village Nursery School provides just that – an atmosphere in which our students feel comfortable, secure and appreciated.

This is accomplished by providing SECURITY:

 

S

is for Safety and Sanitary Conditions

 

E

is for the staff’s Emotional ability to handle each child’s needs

 

C

is for Creativity in our curriculum

 

U

is for the Understanding needed to deal with and respond to each child

 

R

is for the Responsibility necessary to care for children

 

I

is for the staff’s Interest in each child

 

T

is for T.L.C. (Tender Loving Care), which each child needs and deserves

 

Y

is for Yes, each and every staff member at Union Village Nursery School tries to achieve each of these goals!

 

We believe that children learn through play, hands-on experience, and planned activities. Experiences are provided to foster creativity, to work out social issues, to think about possible solutions, and to encourage readiness skills for further education.

Many developmentally appropriate activities are provided, including those:

  • To promote language development, encourage thinking and problem solving skills, exploration, and social competence
  • To recognize varied cultural backgrounds and foster intercultural awareness and sharing
  • To allow flexible time to explore spontaneous inquiries and suggestions from the children

Union Village Nursery School recognizes the whole learning spectrum, including experiences such as:

 

Teacher initiated tasks

AND

Student initiated activities

Creative expression in artwork

AND

Craft projects

Large motor activities

AND

Small motor activities

Time to talk, sing and socialize

AND

Time to listen

Emotional expression

AND

Learning to control feelings

Being cared for as an individual

AND

Being part of a group

Adult relationships

AND

Peer relationships

Participating in free play activities

AND

Learning to follow rules

Physical movement

AND

Reading books, table games, puzzles

Having the opportunity to select an activity    

AND

Following teacher directed instructions

Following routines

AND

Being exposed to new concepts

Experiencing nature

AND

Learning about man made things

Playing outdoors

AND

Playing indoors

 

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