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Trumpeters (45 Months to 6 Years)

It has been well established that early childhood is a crucial time for children‘s cognitive development. We now know that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined. Our curriculum focuses largely on language, literacy/reading, writing, mathematics and science. In pre-K, children will be taught foundational knowledge through age appropriate instructional activities, such as read aloud, discussions, songs, games, projects, and other active learning opportunities. Both free play and “structured” play (where teachers purposefully design play experiences to support specific learning goals) are particularly important for this age group.

By the end of the school year, your child will have grasped and enhanced the following core skills (see also our sample daily schedule below and monthly themes tab)

  • Develop increasing ability to count in sequence from 1-100
  • Recognize numbers from 1-50
  • Understand the concept of sequence
  • Recognize patterns
  • Duplicate and extends patterns
  • Create pattern
  • Sort and classify objects into groups that have the same use
  • Matches, sort and regroup objects according to one or more characteristics
  • Understand basic concepts of time
  • Complete eight to twelve -piece puzzle.
  • Recognize and name shapes
  • Increase vocabulary
  • Represent feelings and ideas
  • Re-tell simple stories in sequence
  • Speak in complete sentences of four or more words.
  • Talk easily without stuttering or repeating words or syllables.
  • Say or sing familiar songs or nursery rhymes.
  • Correctly name colors, people, objects, and categories of objects.
  • Speak clearly enough that strangers can understand.
  • Run
  • Walk a straight line
  • Jump
  • Throw a ball
  • Paste objects
  • Button and zip a garment
  • Builds with blocks
  • Completes simple puzzles
  • Draw and color beyond a simple scribble
  • Control pencil and crayon well
  • Cut simple shapes with scissors
  • Make simple predictions and comments about a story being read.
  • Pretend to read easy or predictable books or tries to read along during his/her favorite part of story.
  • Re-tell a story after hearing it.
  • Identifies upper and lower case letters.
  • Match a letter with the beginning sound of a word
  • Recognize words or signs he sees often
  • Express ideas and stories through pictures they draw
  • Proper way to hold a pen and pencil
  • Use pencils, crayons, and markers for drawing and writing.
  • Improve fine motor skills through manipulating play
  • Successfully attempt to write the alphabet letters
  • Practicing positive social behaviors
  • Get along well with other children
  • Recognize authority
  • Share with others, express creativity through art and music
  • Develop imagination
  • Talks easily
  • Able to stay on task
  • Help with chores
  • Able to work independently.
  • Develop a good habits in health care and nutrition

Our Sample Daily Schedule

8:00 am to 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am to 9:30 am Circle Time
9:30 am to 10:00 am Project Science
10:00 am to 10:30 am Logic
10:30 am to 11:00 am Reinforce learned concepts
11:00 am to 11:30 am Spanish lessons and projects in Spanish
11:30 am to 12:00 pm PE / Yoga
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Nap
2:30 pm to 3:15 pm Music / ART
3:15 pm to 3:30 pm Snack
3:30 pm to 3:45 pm Phonics / Reading
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm Free Play
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Science / Science Projects
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Small muscle Dev / Writing
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm Water play / play to reinforce learned concepts
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm Story time
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Free Play in Gym or outdoors