The following components of the State of Connecticut approved Pre-School Curriculum are incorporated into the program design. Each class offered builds on the prior class, but provides sufficient opportunities for review.
and Social Development Content
provide children with opportunities to participate in and exhibit self-control
in group situations. Physical
provide children with opportunities to engage in a wide variety of gross-motor
activities that are child selected and teacher initiated; provide children with opportunities to use a variety of materials that promote
eye-hand coordination and small-muscle development.
provide children with opportunities to organize and express their understanding
of common properties and attributes of things; provide children with opportunities to listen with understanding to directions,
conversations and stories;provide children with opportunities to use different forms of writing such as
drawing, letter-like forms, invented spelling and conventional forms.
Expression/Aesthetic Development Content
provide children with opportunities to exhibit curiosity about and explore how
materials function and affect the senses; provide children with opportunities to create (imagine, experiment, plan, make,
evaluate, refine and present/exhibit) works that express or represent
experiences, ideas, feelings and fantasy using various medial; provide children with the opportunities to represent fantasy and real-life
experiences through pretend play.
Expression/Aesthetic Development continued. Content
provide children with opportunities to engage in musical and creative movement
activities;provide children with opportunities to describe or respond to their own
creative work or the creative work of others;
The instructors of each class will work collaboratively to create a sequential
curriculum for the 2 year old, 3 year old and the 4 to 5 year old group of
In summary, the following
skills, enhancements and factors are presented: 1) Physical Skills - gross and fine motor skills; coordination;
dexterity; and visual tracking ability; 2) Social Skills - awareness of others;
ability to work with others in a group; and social interaction; 3) Cognitive Enhancements - impulse
control; attention span; and task planning and orientation; 4) Language Skills - expressive and
receptive communication; and 5) Psychological
Factors - emotional stability; self-esteem; body image; and reduced level
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