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Preschool Curriculum Overview

Links to Learning is an integrated series of programs for children ages six weeks to five years that engages the young learner’s senses, mind and body. Each program takes advantage of a child’s readiness to learn with activities that are fun, challenging, easily understood and meaningful. Links to Learning draws from the collective expertise of renowned early-age educators such as Dewey, Piaget and Vygotsky. Links to Learning is organized according to age and stage of development. The components of each program build upon each other as children grow and develop. To take advantage of preschoolers’ remarkable ability to absorb language, opportunities to learn Spanish are woven throughout the school day.


Welcome to S.T.E.A.M.

Preschool Summer Camp
June-July
Teaching children how to think scientifically.

Our summer program will be filled with different activities that will open up a whole new world for your child from science experiments, outdoor music- dance and yoga, art with nature, even some planting and eating outdoors!!! We have some special guest come and visit from the community so children can make a better connection to what they are learning during camp. Everything we plan to teach your child will be with a purpose to get those little wheels going…

What is S.T.E.A.M.??
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math that’s what it means…is where our world is going!!!

How does S.T.E.A.M. influence social-emotional development in your child?
S.T.E.A.M. curricula promotes children’s motivation, focus, detail-oriented exploration, and collaborative play, preschool children are able to grasp and articulate some form of logical, conceptual thought in science-based play activities. Supporting children’s curiosity through open-ended questions encourages reflective speech; reflection, even in modest forms, helps children to understand complex concepts. When children are exposed to scientific activities, they show significant increases in creativity, fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration. Exposing children to natural phenomena creates inquiry, which in turn illicit interest.

2-3 Year Old Children
MATH
Concept:
Verbally counts from 1 to 10           
Recognize numbers from 1 – 10
Categorization Grouping                 
Matching alike
Spatial concepts
Problem solving
Materials:
Number puzzles                              
Flannel boards
Stacking blocks and Toys               
Finger plays
Cooking                                           
Shape sorter
READING READINESS
Concept:
Left right tracking                           
Beginning sequencing
Descriptive skills                            
Building vocabulary
Listening skills                                
Item recognition                            
Word association                           
Name recognition
Materials:
Art materials                                   
Books
Flannel boards                               
Picture cards
Matching                                        
Story time
SCIENCE
Concept:
Seasons
Day and night recognition             
Faster understanding of change
Color mixtures                              
Weather
Observation skills                         
God’s creation
Weights and measurements         
Float and sink
Materials:
Seasons                                       
Problem solving
Measuring                                    
Different animals
Weights and measures                
Shapes
Five senses To observe/explore/appreciate God’s world and creation
MOVEMENT
Concept:
Following directions                     
Body control
Listening skills                             
Large & Small muscle development
Materials:
Records
Instruments                                 
Streamers
Scarves                                       
Finger play

 

4-5 Year Old Children-Pre Kindergarten
MATH
Concept:
Recognize numbers from 1 to 20  
Sequencing
Sizes and shapes                          
Visual perception
Sorting                                            
Measuring
Materials:
Calendars                                     
Blocks
Table games                                
Sorting games
Finger play                                   
Cooking
READING READINESS
Concept:
Left to right tracking                     
Recognize alphabet
Following directions                     
Using imagination
Relating personal experiences    
Increased vocabulary
Good listening habits                   
Word association                  
Write name upper lower case      
Determining likes and differences
Recognition of colors
Materials:
Show and tell                              
Records
Games                                        
Coloring
Books                                         
Story time
Music                                          
Dramatic play
Cutting                                        
Clay
Current events                            
Painting
Tracing
SCIENCE
Concept:
Seasons                                  
Problem solving
Measuring                               
Different animals
Weights and measures           
Shapes
Five senses To observe/appreciate/ explore God’s world and creation
Materials:
Magnets                                      
Magnifying glass
Nature walks                               
Field trips
Room pets and plants                 
Science tables
Simple experiments                    
Cooking
Weather chart                             
Art
Water play                                  
Planting
MOVEMENT
Concept:
Body awareness-control             
Following directions
Spatial concepts                         
Direction definitions
Introduction to rhythm 
Materials:
Rhythm band
Singing
Hopping
Skipping
Jumping
Finger play

Contact us to prepare your child for elementary school with the educational curriculum from Little Me Learning Center & Family Child Care.