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Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum


Although our Pre-Kindergarten class is academic and structured, it is planned with 3- and 4-year-olds in mind. The class is held for 3 hours. As the students arrive, they go to the tables and do a table project, then when they finish that they can go play with the toys for fifteen minutes. After cleaning up, they have a gathering time where they all sit on the rug and begin the class with a prayer (offered by a child), the pledge, a patriotic song, and the calendar.

Following the opening, students have twenty minutes of phonics or reading. Then they go out to recess and return to have a snack. Math involves many activities with manipulatives and worksheets. The last hour is spent with 15-20 minutes of Social Science, an art project, and music. It is a structured program with a variety of movement.

Phonics and Reading:

Learn recognition and sounds of letters. Beginning sounds are taught first, then the five short vowels. Digraphs are presented next.

Three-year-olds will spend most of the year learning their letters and sounds. Some may read in May. Four-year-olds will begin to read by Christmas. They will begin with one vowel readers, then move to two vowels.


One new poem will be learned each month and previous poems reviewed.


Students will trace their first name until it is mastered. It is written with an initial capital letter and the others lower-case. Letters and numbers are traced as they are introduced.


Learn to recognize the numbers 1-20. Count forward and backward. Matching numbers with objects. Eight colors, eight shapes. Adding and subtracting one.


Discussions including opposites, rhyming, positions in space.

Social Science:

Varied exposure to the world in general, to include: families, all about me, dinosaurs, reptiles, insects, seasons, Christopher Columbus, transportation, five senses, community helpers, presidents, international people, space and planets, nutrition, Pilgrims and Indians, plants and seeds, and animals – farm, forest, sea, zoo, Arctic, and baby.


Daily singing of a variety of songs, to include curriculum songs, alphabet and number songs.

Physical Education:

Both large and small motor skills are developed. Activities for large muscle development include crawling, walking, skipping, jumping, and hopping.

Social Skills:

Students learn to interact with others as they play together and discuss sharing, cooperation, and how to be a good friend.


Daily activities involving cutting, gluing, painting, and modeling. Social science- and holiday-related projects enhance the curriculum.