Four-year-olds preparing for Kindergarten! Little Duckling has a reputation for adequately preparing students for successfully entering Kindergarten. Through our Kindergarten readiness Pre-K program, we help students navigate their growth and development skills by teaching them to make new friends and build social skills, explore new activities, people, and places, take responsibility while having fun, and much more!

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

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

Social & emotional skills

  • 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

Approaches to play & learning

  • 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

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

Social studies

  • Knowledge of self, family, and culture

  • History and Events

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Citizenship

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

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

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