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Expectations, Skills, and Schedules

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Aiden Craig. Rowan Fetherman    Aidan Craig

 

An excerpt from A Survival Guide for the Preschool Teacher by Jean R. Feldman, PH,D.
"What Are the Major Areas of Development?
From the moment of birth, children learn and grow in many ways.  These are the major areas in which development will occur:
  • Physical Development - This involves the way children use their large and small muscles.  Large muscles are used for activities such as walking, running, and throwing; small muscles are used for drawing, writing, feeding, and dressing.
  • Social Development - Social development refers to how children interact with other children and adults in their lives. Social skills include sharing, cooperating, and following rules.
  • Emotional Development - Emotional development includes children's feelings about themselves, their self-esteem, and their ability to express their feelings.
  • Language Development - Language development refers to children's ability to listen, understand, speak, and eventually to read and write.
  • Cognitive or Intellectual Development - Intellectual development involves children's ability to think, reason, and solve problems. I includes forming concepts, remembering ideas, and recognizing objects. "

ONE YEAR OLDS

 

Expectations to enter the One Year Old Rooms 

·         Begin walking

·    No more bottles and pacifiers

Skills we will be working on

·         Language development

·         Small/Large muscle control

·         Independence

·         Introduction to numbers and letters

·         Introduction to colors and shapes

·         Social skills

·         Self-concept

·         Morals

·         Manners

·         Listening skills

·         Following directions

·         Dramatic play

·         Creative expression through music, movement and art

 

TWO YEAR OLDS

 

Expectations to enter the Two Year Old Rooms

·         Feed oneself

·         Possess some communication skills

·         Participate in group activities

·         Begin to follow directions

Skills we will be working on

·         Potty training

·         Color and shape recognition

·         Numbers/Counting

·         Learn the alphabet through songs, books and finger plays

·         Science/Discovery (my body, nature, animals, weather, health, exploring)

·         Small/Large muscle control

·         Social skills

·         Self-concept

·         Self-control

·         Morals

·         Manners

·         Listening skills

·         Following single directions

·         Vocabulary development

·         Dramatic play

·         Creative expression through music, movement and art

THREE YEAR OLDS

 

Expectations to enter the Three Year Old Rooms

·         Must be potty trained

·         Speak in complete sentences

·         Listen and follow simple directions

·         Participate in class activities

·         Begin to demonstrate appropriate social skills & manners

Skills we will be working on

·         Language development

·         Pre-reading skills

·         Pre-writing skills

·         Letter recognition

·         Colors/Shapes

·         Math concepts (numbers, counting, sorting, patterning, graphing, problem solving)

·         Science (discovery, explorations, weather, animals, nature, my body, health & nutrition)

·         Independent thinking

·         Small/Large muscle control

·         Social skills

·         Building positive self-esteem

·         Morals

·         Manners

·         Re-enforcing listening skills and following directions

·         Creative expression through music, movement, art and dramatic play

FOUR AND FIVE YEAR OLDS

 

Expectations to enter the Four Year Old Rooms

·         Follow multiple directions

·         Listen & participate in group activities

·         Demonstrate appropriate social skills & manners

·         Know basic colors and shapes

·         Rote count to 10

·         Know alphabet

Skills we will be working on

·         Language

·         Emergent literacy (phonological awareness or letter sounds)

·         Writing and print concepts

·         Letter recognition

·         Math concepts (counting, sorting, sequencing, patterning, graphing, problem solving)

·         Science (health, nutrition, living things, nature, classifying, experimenting & exploring)

·         Independent thinking

·         Physical development

·         Social Skills

·         Building positive self-esteem

·         Morals

·         Manners

·         Listening skills

·         Creative expression through dramatic play, music, movement and art

 DAILY SCHEDULES

 

Teaching children to follow a daily schedule is essential for effective learning and behavior management. Children thrive in an active, loving, and consistent environment.

 

Infants who begin in our Baby House Infant Rooms follow an on demand schedule. Around four/five months of age, we begin to transition the children towards a set daily schedule.

 

 

Children ages one-year-old and up follow a set daily schedule which includes the following: 

Circle Time
Language Development
Cognitive Development
Child and Teacher Initiated Activities
Physical Development
Small and Whole Group Activities
Fine and Gross Motor Activities
Social and Emotional Development
Language and Literacy

Creative Expression through Dramatic Play, Story and Finger Plays, Art, Music, and Movement

Christian Education
Character Development

Snacks*- twice daily

Lunch*

Nap time- 12:30-2:30

Recess- twice daily

*Parents provide all food and drinks each day for their child

Luca Calabrese Swing

Bekah Water Table