CARICULUM ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

OUR PROGRAM 

THE CARICULUM CURRICULUM 

DESIGN AND DESCRIPTION

CURRICULUM DESIGN


We educate the whole child. 

We combine, topnotch, research-based learning with quality community-based childcare.  Our curriculum-based program boost 21century elements, cutting-edge NYS Common Core aligned and differentiated units based upon the various intelligences.  It supports the embedded study of the fine arts and sciences.  

Yet most importantly, our curriculum is vastly culturally-responsive to promote empowerment, self-awareness, transformation and esteem. 

 

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."   Frederick Douglass

THE CARICULUM CURRICULUM DESCRIPTION                                                                               PRESCHOOL ARTS & SCIENCES  

Our preschool program of study or Cariculum will include, but is not limited to:  

  • Literacy, Mathematics, Apple iOSx Technology, Handwriting, Science & Green Education, Social Studies, Music and Visual Arts/Crafts, Dramatic Play, Physical Education and Movement
  •  Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Language, Socialization Concepts, etc.                                                            (Instructional Delivery is Differentiated, Thematic/Project-Based - Integrating Content+Skill)

  

Science and Green Early Education– Science experiences allows children to explore, touch, examine, question, take risks, and discover. A science table is set up year-round to encourage experimentation. Exposure to scientific concepts is expanded to Preschool Green Education and allows for active environmental activities and practices 


Dramatic Play – Children are encouraged to put on puppet shows, dress-up, and engage in pretend play. This area enhances creative expression and imagination, social role-play, verbal skills, and storytelling by offering a wide variety of multi-cultural and age appropriate materials.


Outside Play & Creative Movement – We use the playground outside the preschool whenever possible. Children develop their large motor and social skills during outside play. Our encouragement of gross motor skills is tailored to the individual level of each child and encourages muscle control, balance and coordination.

Language - Language Arts is an integral part of our curriculum. We promote a language-rich environment where children are encouraged to freely express themselves, engage in social problem solving, and ‘use their words.’ Stories, conversations, and observations are narrated by the children and posted throughout our school. Written words in scribble form are the beginning of a positive attitude toward language.

Music – Activities, in this realm are designed to help children explore sound and rhythmic word. By using recordings, instruments, and voice, children gain an early appreciation of the art of music.  They are introduced to famous composers in the genres of jazz and classical music.  

Computer Science – We use the computer center area in our classroom to encourage social engagement, peer teaching, cognitive learning, and fine motor skills. 

Clean Up/Snack/Health – Children share the responsibility of cleaning up the preschool. Self-help skills such as independent toileting, washing hands, pouring juice, and rinsing cups are encouraged. Snack is also a social time where children learn table manners and visit with each other and the teachers. Healthy eating is promoted and a variety of nutritional foods are a part of snack-time. 

Mathematics – Math activities expose children to numerical concepts such as counting, number recognition, and one-to-one correspondence, more or less than, and grouping objects into sets.

Artistic Learning Centers – Art projects provide children with opportunities for expanding their creative expression and imagination as well as discovering aesthetic pleasure from art itself. These activities allow children to develop manipulative skills, fine motor control, and eye-hand coordination. Some small motor activities include: painting, cutting with scissors, stringing beads, puzzles, and the use of various blocks. We encourage self-directed art projects that are unique for each child.


Show and Tell - Show and Tell allows children to develop language and cooperative skills in a familiar social context. For example:  the four-year-old class brings in items relating to the letter of the week, while the three year old class chooses any item to share.


Extra Curricular Activities:

Language Program

  • Introduction to Sign Language for the Preschooler
  • Foreign Language Program 

Science and Technology

  • Environmental Education for the Preschooler
  • Introduction to the MAC Computer