THE PRESCHOOL CLASSROOM
Preschool is a time of rapid growth for the children. They are ready to take more chances and experiment with fun new experiences. With the teachers’ support, these inquisitive young minds will tackle new challenges, and advance the skills they’ll need for kindergarten and beyond.
Children at this age learn to ask questions, one of their favourites would be ”why?” With the help of the adults in the classroom we will help children increase their vocabulary and increase the length of their sentences.
Listening and Speaking: engage in conversation to help children with thinking, understanding and learning skills.
Early Literacy: play letter games; explore picture books; learn the shapes of the letters, explore cooking recipes with the help of the teachers.
Mama Roza’s Garden Childcare Signature Practices: daily group story telling with learning group games.
Science is one of the most important subjects a child can learn because of its relevance to our lives. It helps development our children’s curiosity.
Active Exploration: Investigate materials experiment with space/volume: build structures, enjoy simply science experiments, use simple tools
Questions and Problem solving: Ask “why”, “what”, ”where”, “when”, and “how” questions. Identify problems and explore solutions.
Skills that preschoolers practice when participating in art activities include fine motor, cognitive development, math skills,and language skills.
Craft : explore clay, paint, watercolours, crayons, and other art materials to express ideas and creativity; use art as a form of communication
Performing Arts: act out stories, sing songs, use instruments, and experiment with dramatic play, dance and movement
Number Sense: Sort and count items; explore one-to-one correspondence; estimate
Time and Spatial Relations: measure/weigh objects; explore concepts of volume, time, shape
Mama Roza’s Garden Childcare Signature Practices: enriched math experience through fun activities including cooking, building fun play centers where children can practice the math skills they have learned.
Healthy Living Practices: participate in movement, mindfulness, and fitness activities
Nutrition and Safety: identify nutritious foods; independently wash hands, put on coats, etc.
Nature Experiences: observe plants and animals; grow a garden; and explore the natural world
Towards a Better World
Character and Community: contribute to the class; learn about community; participate in service projects
Environmental Awareness: care for center plants or pets; recycle; work together to care for classroom
Diversity Awareness: explore cultures; practice appreciation and acceptance
Social-Emotional: understand others; ask for help; resolve conflict; identify and express emotions; build friendships; cooperate and compromise
Executive Function: begin to plan and consider consequences to actions, adjust plans, follow directions
With school on the horizon, pre-kindergartners are inspired to think critically, explore new ideas, and build on the STEM, language, art, and social skills they’ll need to succeed.