At Christ Memorial Christian Preschool, the curriculum is designed to allow children to explore many different content areas through both self-directed, and teacher-facilitated, hands-on learning opportunities. We cover a variety of content areas, including math, science, art, music, literacy and fine and large motor practice. Children are actively learning while exploring our learning centers. They will also participate in large group activities to build a classroom community. There will be time set aside for small-group experiences in which the children will work with peers and teachers to interact with a wide-range of materials and focus on specific skill work. Whether it be doing a science experiment, playing a game, singing a song, sitting down to eat a snack or listening to a story, the children will interact socially and will practice sharing, taking turns and how to be a friend. Our goal is to help children grow at their own rate, in all areas of development, and to help them make a smooth transition into kindergarten. Using the Creative Curriculum®, the preschool covers all areas of a child’s development, including:
Physical: Fine motor skills – drawing, writing, hand-eye coordination. Gross motor skills – running, jumping, hopping, balancing, climbing, skipping, pedaling and steering a tricycle, throwing, kicking and catching
Social and Emotional: Thinking creatively and using imagination, adjusting to new situations, following class routines and rules, playing well with others, shares, taking responsibility for self and belongings
Cognitive: Math skills – Identification of numbers, One-to-one correspondence, ordinal memory, sequencing, classification, sorting, organization, measuring and time; Colors – likeness and differences, primary & secondary colors; Shapes – Names, perception (likeness and differences), size & shape discrimination, placement in space, classification
Language: Listening, sound discrimination, using words to express thoughts, understanding and following directions, identification of letters, visual perception, memory, ability to ask and answer questions, participating in class discussions
Spiritual: Familiarity with the Bible and its teaching, respect for self, others and the world.
We utilize our community resources to supplement the curriculum by taking field trips and inviting specialized programs and volunteers into our classrooms.
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