-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

​​-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

​-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

​​-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​


Saratoga Community Preschool is a developmental preschool, where we believe children learn best by play. Our curriculum is child-directed, and fills the following categories:

​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



-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

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


Language and Literature

Creative Representation


Music and Movement

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