LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

  • Talking with others about meaningful experiences
  • Describing objects, events, and relations -Having fun with language, listening to stories and poems, making up stories and rhymes
  • Writing in various ways: drawing, scribbling
  • Reading in various ways; reading story books, signs, and symbols, one's own writing ​
  • Dictating stories

SPACE

  • Interpreting spatial relations in drawings, pictures, and photographs
  • Experiencing and designing positions, directions, and distances, in play space
  • Observing people, places and things from different spatial viewpoints
  • Changing the shape and arrangement of objects (wrapping, twisting, stacking) ​
  • Fitting things together and taking them apart

NUMBERS

  • Comparing the number of things in two sets to determine 'more' 'less' 'same number' ​
  • Arranging two sets of objects in one-to-one correspondence ​
  • Counting objects.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

  • ​Playing simple musical instruments
  • Exploring and identifying sounds
  • Exploring the singing voice ​
  • Developing melody ​-Singing songs

SaratoGa Community Preschool

MOVEMENT

  • ​​-Moving in non-locomotor ways (anchored moves: bending, twisting, rocking, swinging one's arm)
  • Moving in locomotor ways (non-anchored movements: running, jumping, hopping, skipping, climbing, marching
  • Moving in sequence to a common beat
  • Acting upon movement directions 
  • Feeling and expressing a steady beat 
  • Expressing creativity in movement
  • Describing movement
  • Moving with objects​

CLASSIFICATION

  • Exploring and describing similarities, differences, and the attributes of things
  • Distinguishing and describing shapes
  • Describing characteristics 
  • Using and describing something in different ways
  • Holding more than one attribute in mind at a time
  • Distinguishing between "same" and "all" -Sorting and matching

As a team, the teachers plan and develop methods of implementing the program goals. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum provides growth in all developmental areas. Our emerging curriculum offers planned activities as well as room for spontaneous child directed learning. 
We use thematic curriculum units selected and inspired by the seasons and child's interest. Each activity is explored and often repeated to increase a child’s knowledge and understanding while showing them how it relates to their lives and the world as a whole. We offer ethnically diverse, non-sexist and anti-biased materials and activities through the use of appropriate stories, images, toys, books, dramas, pictures, foods, music, tools and visitors. Further, families are encouraged to share any special knowledge, traditions, stories, items, or activities relevant to their family regarding a theme or topic.

CURRICULUM

CREATIVE REPRESENTATION

  • Recognizing objects by sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell
  • Relating models, pictures, and photographs to real places and things
  • Making models out of clay, blocks, and other materials
  • Drawing and painting ​
  • Imitating actions and sounds

NEWS UPDATE: WE ARE OPEN!

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2021