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4’s (Leones) – Classroom Goals & Objectives

teacher and students inside the classroom

  • Our four-year-old preschool program has a well-balanced focus on the preparation for Kindergarten and the skills needed to succeed.
  • Our teacher works closely with small groups of children and tailor instruction to their learning needs.
  • The pre-Kindergarten area is set up in a way that students have reinforcement of the concepts being emphasized such as letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Access to literature material, learning games, manipulatives
  • The start of our day is Circle Time. Teachers and children officially greet one another, discuss the theme for the week, and review the plan for the day. Students are then divided into small groups and participate in Academic Rotations through different learning centers. The teacher conducts a small group reading or math lesson while the rest of the children rotate to the centers for further exploratory play and practice.
Area Goals and Objectives
Literacy
Phonics and Reading
In the four-year-old program, children will learn to recognize their names, sounds, and pictures of long and short vowels and consonants. Children will experience the sounding of blends with one and two vowel words. They will learn to read sentences and stories that consist of one and two vowel words.
Printing
Learn about the world
 Children will practice the formation of letters, blends, and words. Written words become a part of the classroom environment. They will begin by learning how to write their first and last name. Also, they will learn how to write lists, various words, and simple sentences.

Language, Social/Emotional Development –
Learn about self and others
  1. Children will develop Language Development and Listening Skills that include: color words, shapes, animals, transportation, countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners, and science.
  2. We will offer age-appropriate discussions, literature, and role-playing activities. As research suggests, social and emotional development begins at birth and that the foundation for developing values is laid before age five. Teaching the importance of generosity, compassion, and gratitude helps children develop into happy, confident, well-rounded, and respected individuals.
Mathematics & Science
Learn about moving
Children will count and recognize the numbers 1 to 100. They will understand concepts from 1 to 30. They will learn to add and subtract by one, and learn concepts of more, less.
Music, Arts & Health
  1. Fun and educational music enabling teachers to engage with children throughout the week musically
  2. Everyday outdoor play to bring the importance of free play for balanced development and growth
  3. Art is an integral part of a kid’s growth and development. And we will let them express them through art.