This full-day, tuition based program provides a detailed outline of knowledge and competencies young children need in order to build a solid, coherent foundation for later learning.  

Physical Well-Being and Motor Development
Movement and Coordination – Physical Attention and Relaxation, Gross Motor Skills, Eye-Hand  and Eye-Foot Coordination, Group Games, Creative Movement and Expression.

Social and Emotional Development
Autonomy and Social Skills - Sense of Self and Personal Responsibility, Working in a Group Setting.

Approaches to Learning
Work Habits – Memory Skills, Following Directions, Task Persistence and Completion

Language Development
Language Development - Oral Language, Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Fingerplays and Songs, Storybook Reading and Storytelling, Emerging Literacy Skills in Reading and Writing

Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Development
Mathematics  – Patterns and Classification, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers and Number Sense, Addition and Subtraction with Concrete Objects, Money

Orientation in Time and Space – Time: Vocabulary, Measures of Time, Passage of Time (Past, Present, Future); Space: Vocabulary, Actual and Represented Space, Simple Maps, Basic Geographical Concepts

Science – Human Characteristics, Needs and Development; Animal Characteristics, Needs and Development; Plant Characteristics, Needs and Growth; Physical Elements (Water, Air, Light),Tools

Music – Attention to Differences in Sound, Imitate and Produce Sounds, Listen and Sing, Listen and Move

Visual Arts – Attention to Visual Detail, Creating Art (painting, drawing, collage), Looking at and Talking about Art