Based on the latest research about how children learn and develop, Learn Every Day: The Preschool Curriculum is designed with activities that connect literacy, math, science, social studies, and creative arts. It is organized into 36 units and follows a brain-based approach to learning that encourages exploration and discovery. Each unit contains the following elements: goals and objectives, strategies for meeting the needs of dual language learners, adaptations for children with special needs, suggestions for extending the learning, tips for developing social– emotional skills, and ideas for connecting with families. Learn Every Day was intended to provide children with multiple opportunities: to make generalizations about the information they have acquired through exploration and creative problem solving, to participate in high-interest activities that offer multiple ways to learn through a variety of modalities, and to incorporate new problem-solving strategies into their existing knowledge bases. It focuses on multisensory instruction by offering a variety of sensory experiences to facilitate learning. By designing an environment with sights and smells; language and auditory rhythm; and opportunities for gross and fine motor movement, touch, and manipulation, children experience the wonder of learning!
The A Beka curriculum focuses on several learning areas. Children are introduced to language skills that deal with science, health, safety, manners, community helpers, geography, history, family, colors, shapes, numbers and more. Teaching with A Beka increases your child’s vocabulary and enhances their listening skills. Each child will learn how to interact with others, to be kind, to share, to obey, to tell the truth, to be a helper at home, and so much more through the A Beka character development. Three year olds will be counting and recognizing their numbers to 10 and learning what letters are and the sounds they make through the A Beka curriculum.
Nemours® BrightStart is designed to expose young children to critical early literacy skills. The program includes 20 lessons that are engaging and developmentally appropriate for young children. These lessons incorporate elements from high quality children’s literature and music to introduce key concepts and critical early literacy skills. Teachers engage each learner using explicit, systematic instruction, using variety of multi-sensory teaching strategies. Each lesson in the program includes five building blocks of early literacy: Oral Language; Print Awareness; Letter Knowledge; Phonological Awareness; and Emergent Writing. Exposure to these important early experiences in each of these areas enhance the development of early literacy skills and build a foundation that supports future reading success.
Morning Snack Morning Circle Time
Learn Every Day
Free Play/Curriculum Learning Through Play
Nemours® BrightStart Start-Early Literacy Program in small group
A Beka® in small group
Hatch Interactive Table
Afternoon Snack Time
Afternoon Circle Time
Messy Art and Free Play
Free play with hands on Curriculum in small group setting
Music and Movement
Evening Snack Time
Read Aloud: Read Rosie’s Walk in whole group setting. Where did Rosie go on a walk? Who was following behind her? Discuss the spatial words throughout the story: across, around, over, past.
Letter of the Week: ABC Cards, Rusty Rooster, Coloring sheet Rusty the Rooster, Tracing the letter.
Color and Shape Recognition: Pre-cut several different shapes (circle, diamond, flower, oval, rectangle, heart, etc.) from different colors of construction paper. Place the shape cutouts in a bag and have each child pull one shape out of the bag one at a time. Encourage them to talk about the shape and color.
Music and Movement: Introduce the song "Diddley Duck" and tell the children that this song is about a little duck and his adventures with walking. Show the children the lyrics. Talk about the sounds that Diddley hears on his adventure through the woods.
Early Math Concepts: Explain that we use thermometers to measure the temperature. Have the children feel different surfaces, glass window, table top, and metal door. Ask how the object feels to the touch. Demonstrate how a thermometer takes the temperature, explain hot or cold. Talk about the weather outside and how we dress according to the weather.