Research demonstrates that high quality Pre-Kindergarten increases a child’s chances of succeeding in school and life. At Children of Tomorrow we provide a high quality curriculum which is play based. We are teaching these children pre-academic foundations for a successful elementary transition. We make learning fun so the children will strengthen their social skills, be able to interact with their peers and build their confidence as they take their next step.
Our teachers will work on the following skills:
Reading and Language Arts
Students will understand letter-sound relationships, learn about the likenesses and differences in letters, and begin to form letters correctly. They will understand the main idea of a story, learn how to tell a story in a sequence using beginning, middle and end, will restate or paraphrase material read to them, anticipate events in a story, and predict story outcomes. They will use pictures and symbols to convey thoughts, match words to a picture, learn to journal, and engage in group-writing projects. They will learn to write left to right, top to bottom. They will start to learn high frequency sight word vocabulary. Children will learn sense of rhyme and learn how to distinguish between fact and fiction. Children will learn to follow oral directions, use good listening habits, speak so they can be heard in an audience, ask questions related to a topic, maintain a topic of discussion and use new words in oral context.
Children will understand the importance of rules and problem solving within school, family, and community. They will recognize the American flag as a symbol of our country. They will discuss current events. Children will recognize that people have choices, that there is a difference between family needs and wants, and that family members earn a living by working. The children will understand the significance of selected holidays. The children will learn their address and phone number, identify maps and globes as pictures of the earth and develop appreciation for and the need to take care of the environment. The children will also recognize that families work, play, make rules and solve problems together.
Children will learn to interpret information through observing, predicting, and experimentation. They will learn to identify and classify. They will distinguish that plants and animals are living things, identify and classify types and parts of plants, identify conditions for seeds and plants to grow, and sequence stages of plant growth. They will observe and record weather, name the characteristics of the four seasons and learn how they affect the environment. The children will identify some characteristics of mammals, recognize which animals hatch from eggs, and identify stages of metamorphosis. Children will recognize that people are unique, alike and different in many ways and that they change as they grow. They will identify and describe functions of external and internal body parts. They will also learn and investigate the 5 senses. The children will learn appropriate self-care habits and healthy foods, practice pedestrian, bus, auto, and playground safety, practice fire and tornado safety, understand methods to avoid child abduction, and discuss good mental health practices and good peer relationships.
Children will manipulate objects to illustrate addition and subtraction facts through five and to illustrate equal groups (multiplication) and sharing groups (division). They will use spatial terms such as under, over, above and below. They will write numerals to 100 and count in order to 100. Children will understand more or less, match numerals to the correct sets and recognize plus, minus, and equal signs. The children will identify pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and their value. Children will compare length of objects, identify shorter and longer, estimate weight and numbers and arrange objects by size and length. Children will identify and draw circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, diamonds and crescents. They will sort objects and describe how they are sorted. Children will be able to copy, extend and create different patterns. They will describe the position, direction and opposition of objects. The children will learn to solve simple oral story problems.
Children will express their creativity as they draw, paint, cut and paste, work with clay, and more. They will identify, describe and use lines, shapes, colors, textures, and patterns in artwork. They will create artwork using many different materials and techniques.
Along with paper and pencil, there are other tools used in the learning process. Students work with and use information through the computer software programs as active participants in the learning process.