Basic Concepts

  • Concepts of print: left to the right direction, holding a book right-side-up
  • Strengthen visual discrimination
  • Develop excellent motor skills: play dough, scissors, logos, tracing and coloring
  • Repeat simple rhymes and fingerplays
  • Concepts of before and after, full and empty, left and right, opposites
  • Days of the week, Months of the year
  • Thinking skills


  • Numerals 1-100 and above
  • Counting objects
  • Sorting by various attributes: color, shape, size
  • Patterns recognition: AB, AABB, ABC
  • Sequencing
  • Sizes: small, medium, large
  • Shapes: square, rectangle, circle, triangle, etc
  • Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns
  • Same and Different
  • More, Less, Same
  • Time: Day and Night
  • Money: Explore through games and pretend play


  • Hold a pencil, marker, and crayon
  • Tracing upper case and lower case letters
  • Two-letter words, Sight words, Vowels and Consonants
  • Write first and last name
  • Write sentences, Comprehension


  • Exposure to alphabet: upper and lower case
  • Two-letter words, sight words, vowels and consonants Blending words
  • Phonics: Beginning, middle and ending sound
  • Spell and write first and last name
  • Storytelling, answer questions about stories
  • Build listening skills, new vocabulary
  • Rhyming words


  • Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc
  • Observe plant growth
  • Observe weather and plant life during each season
  • Identify primary colors and explore color mixing
  • Explore the world with the five senses
  • Introduction to animals

Creative Art

  • Use a variety of art materials: crayons, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, art chalk, and clay
  • Experiment with mixing paint colors
  • Sing songs and songs that enhance the curriculum
  • Participate in movement songs and dances
  • Sound recognition
  • Act out the movements and sounds of animals

Social Skills

  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  • Share classroom materials with the group
  • Practice using manners: please, thank you, sorry, excuse me, table manners
  • Communicate his/her needs
  • Respecting parents, teacher, and friends
  • Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc
  • State personal information: first and last name, age
  • Explore modes of transportation
  • Celebrating holidays and festivals