LITTLE DUCKLING DAYCARE: PRESCHOOL

Preschool is very important. Our elected officials are starting to realize that children’s learning should not begin at 1st grade, but during the ages of 3-5 years old. Little Duckling offers Pre-school and Pre-Kindergarten. Your child will learn the skills that will aid them in becoming avid readers, diverse thinkers, and positive contributors to their community. Our Preschool teachers are experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated!

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CURRICULUM GOALS & OBJECTIVES

COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Oral language skills

  • Vocabularies

  • Conversions with other children and adults

  • Proficiency in language

  • Literacy skills related to writing and reading

  • Letters of the alphabet

  • Listening comprehension

  • Motivation to read

  • Print awareness

  • Ways to use and appreciate books

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS

MATH SKILLS

  • Learn address and phone numbers

  • Colors, sizes, shapes, and positions(under, over, and around)

  • Numbers and prewriting skills, shape identification, letter recognitions, sounds, and rhyming

  • Simple addition and subtraction

  • Numeracy

  • Computation and Algebra

  • Data Analysis

  • Geometry

  • Measurement

APPROACHES TO PLAY & LEARNING

  • Getting along with other children and adults and developing good relationships with teachers

  • Self-regulation of attention and behavior

  • Helping others and developing caring attitudes

  • Playing and working cooperatively

  • Following classroom rules

  • Positive mental attitude

  • Persistence

  • Respect for others

  • Cooperation

  • Honesty

  • Trustworthiness

  • Sensitivity

SCIENTIFIC THINKING

  • Observation

  • Classification

  • Communication

  • Experimentation

  • Finding more than one solution to a question

  • Physical Science

  • Earth and Space Science

  • Life Science

  • Engineering

  • Scientific Inquiry and Methods

CREATIVE ARTS

  • Music

  • Dance

  • Visual Arts

  • Different colors, surface textures, and shapes to create form and meaning

  • Dramatic Play

  • Art as a form of self-expression

  • Music activities

  • Movement to music of various tempos

  • Effective social skills to develop a positive relationship with others

  • Positive attitude toward learning

  • Self-motivation for learning

  • Listening skills

  • Ability to set goals and develop and follow through on plans

  • Understanding, accepting, and following rules and routines

  • Self-help skills to promote a good self-image and high self-esteem

  • Sense of self-worth

  • Persistence, cooperation, self-control, and motivation to learn

  • Flexible Thinking

  • Growing confidence

  • Responsibility for age-appropriate tasks

  • Turn taking during activities with other children

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Knowledge of self, family, and culture

  • History and Events

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Citizenship

PHYSICAL HEALTH & GROWTH

  • aking care of personal needs, such as dressing (zipping, buttoning, tying) and knowing what clothes to wear

  • Eating skills (using utensils, napkins, and a cup or glass; setting a table)

  • Health skills (washing hands, bathing, blowing nose, how to brush teeth)

  • Grooming skills (combing hair, cleaning nails)

  • Good nutritional practices

  • New foods, a balanced menu, essential nutrients

  • Management of personal belongings