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
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:
- Introduction to
Sign Language for the Preschooler
- Foreign Language
Science and Technology
Education for the Preschooler
- Introduction to
the MAC Computer