• Curriculum Infomation

    All the learning, exploring, playing and experiencing we do during our busy preschool day can be linked to the Missouri Early Learning Standards.  We use the Project Construct curriculum.  The standards and curriculum were developed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  The preschool standards are designed to meet the developmental needs of your child now and provide a strong foundation for your child's kindergarten year.  By teaching to these standards we are ensuring that the children in our program are growing into confident, curious, caring, and capable learners.   

    To view the Missouri Early Learning StandardsClick Here

    To view info on Project Construct Click Here

     

    What do children learn in our classroom? Here are some examples...

     

      Art Experiences

    To explore different media and develop concepts

    To demonstrate their creativity, express themselves, and respect their own creativity

    To develop their own self-image and self-esteem

    Small and gross motor skills

    Independence

    To question, explore and experiment

     

     

     

     Sensory Experiences

    To understand the physical properties of different substances

    To develop problem-solving abilities

    To build a foundation for an understanding of math and science

    To develop fine motor control

    To create and build with different materials

     

     

     Writing Center

    To develop as a writer

    To enjoy writing and sharing their writing

    Proper use and care of writing tools

    To demonstrate their creativity, express themselves and respect their own creativity

    To develop fine motor skills

     

     

    Science

    To question, explore, and experiment

    To solve problems and gather information

    To explore characteristics of living things

    To take objects apart and put them together

    To describe and predict order of events

     

     

    Math and Games

    To sort, classify, number, etc.

    To work with peers to generate ideas and solve problems

    To remember and follow rules

    To develop an understanding of various numerical relationships

    To develop an understanding of numerals and math symbols

     

     

    Block Play

    Cooperation and social development

    Mathematics; classification, order, numbers, etc.

    Science; balance, trial and error, inductive reasoning

    Language; shapes and sizes, labeling

    Visual perception and spatial relationships

     

     

    Library/Listening Center

    To enjoy reading and listening to books

    To develop as a reader

    The proper use and care of books

    To add concepts to experience

    To increase knowledge and ideas

     

     

     Pretend Play

    To express ideas and feeling through pretend play

    To cooperate and play with others

    Use language to pretend or create

    To use language to communicate ideas and feeling

    To respect and care for play materials