What Is the Typical Preschool Curriculum?
According to Education.com, Pre-K programs serve three to four-year-olds and follow high standards to prepare them for school. Our school focuses on the Reggio Emilia approach to ensure your little one is ready for kindergarten and beyond! Here's everything you need to know about our typical preschool curriculum.
Words are an essential form of communication, so letters are a big emphasis in preschool. This time period is ideal for laying the foundation and teaching kids to recognize letters, which is a building block for reading and writing.
Children will also learn about different colors. Learning about colors includes recognizing and naming colors, as well as learning how to associate them with things they see every day, like grass, the sky, and foods. Letting kids do coloring activities is a good way to teach them motor skills as well as color recognition, and it's a self-directed activity that works well with the Reggio Emilia approach.
Shapes are another key building block for children. Children don't learn about advanced shapes during preschool, but they can learn to tell the difference between squares, circles, and triangles. They may use blocks to understand how shapes look in 3D as well as on paper.
Many people think of Pre-K as early education, but the social side of the equation is just as important. Children can have a tough time learning social skills and figuring out how to coexist with different people, but those are skills they'll need all throughout school. When your child attends our program, they can learn these key skills at an early age.
Preparing for School
School is a lot different from life at home, and children can have a tough time adapting. Preschool gives your child a chance to get a taste of what school is like, which includes being away from home, following a schedule, and behaving. Children who attend often have an easier time adapting to elementary school.
As a parent, you have so many decisions to make about your child's education. Enrolling your children in a Pre-K program can be a good way to get a head start on school. If you're considering enrolling your child or want to learn more about the Reggio Emilia approach, contact us today.