Our Curriculum

 

At Preschool of America our curriculum is based on the idea that each child is a unique individual. Our focus is on meeting each child’s developmental, social, emotional, intellectual, and educational needs. We provide developmentally appropriate programs that focus on the process of learning and help children enjoy successful experiences.

 

Classrooms are arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices at a wide range of developmental levels. Learning centers allow children the opportunity to explore, problem-solve, investigate, work together as a team, and meet with success. Children are exposed to whole group work, small groups, and individual instruction each day.

 

Our thematic-based curriculum focuses on reading, writing, language, math, science, social studies, art, music, and physical fitness activities. Teachers and administrators spend time listening to and talking with children, helping kids reflect on their daily learning. The positive interactions between teachers and students encourage the development of emotional, linguistic, and social skills, leading to a strong sense of self and self-esteem. With a range of child-centered activities and a warm, safe, and nurturing environment, children have every opportunity to have fun while learning.

 

We celebrate the cultural diversity of Preschool of America children and families, and we encourage multicultural learning through respect, understanding, and appreciation.

 

Pre-kindergarten classes focus on:

 

  • Social and emotional development to foster a child's sense of self, enhance his or her ability to make friends, and create openness to learning.

 

  • Physical development to strengthen large and small muscles, coordinate movement, and improve overall health and growth.

 

  • Creative expression and aesthetic development to foster a child's appreciation for the arts music, movement, dramatic play, and visual arts.

 

  • Cognitive development to promote intellectual growth and school success. When children use their language, literacy, mathematical and scientific thinking, and social studies cognitive skills to think, problem solve, and communicate, they are making sense of their world.

 

 

 

Foreign Language Programs

Our foreign language program provides an introduction to the sounds of other languages. Through songs, stories, and educational activities, children learn vocabulary for colors, shapes, numbers, days, months, and simple phrases. Daily exposure generates useful lifelong knowledge and skills, and encourages a respect for diversity. We teach Spanish and Chinese at all Preschool of America locations.

 

 

Music Programs

 

Piano Class

This exciting piano program features one on one lesson in a child-centered format. Children will develop musical literacy with sound performance skills to create happy and competent musicians. They will learn the basic skills of reading music and the various ranges musical pieces can be played in. By starting at a young age, students develop real mastery of the piano.

There are many benefits for students who practice piano in their early years. Many studies have shown that children who take lesson in early childhood have increased concentration skills and coordination. It develops fine motor skills and complex thought process. Building and playing music allows them to think both critically and creatively.

 

Music Class

This class provides a carefully balanced music program emphasizing musical growth, encouraging creativity, and teaching simple musical elements such as rhythm, tone, and beat. A wide selection of songs, activities, and dance moves are used to introduce memory, rhyming, and sounds. Children also explore music using an assortment of musical instruments.

 

 

 

Art Class

This art-based class is dedicated to hands-on creative experiences and artistic expression. The program exposes children to a variety of materials and mediums, allowing them to make connections to the world around them through visual references: color, shape, size, pattern, line, composition. Children have the opportunity to explore while making meaning.

 

Chinese Painting

 

In the corner club art workshop children will be able to:

  • Explore their creativity
  • Use critical thinking
  • Demonstrate individuality
  • Build their self-esteem
  • Enhance fine motor skills
  • Have fun with new friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance Class/ballet Class

The fusion of art, music, exercise, and movement makes our dance program special. Classes allow preschoolers to develop fine and gross motor skills while having fun physically. Children learn songs, stories, and creative movements while practicing body control, safety, participation, and cooperation. These classes will help children to appreciate a love for dancing at a young age.

 

 

 

Sports Programs

 

Karate Class/Kung Fu

This martial arts discipline develops focus, respect, and interpersonal skills. Children learn about themselves and others while respecting the body, mind, and spirit. These karate essentials teach children the importance of becoming thoughtful and ethical members of the community, providing the understanding for how to be successful students and citizens.

 

Yoga Class

This class is a wonderful way for children to experience yoga as a means of self-expression through poses, breathing, visualization, and games. Yoga helps build confidence and awareness, giving youngsters a way to express feelings, become aware of tension and relaxation, and increase coordination and flexibility in safe, gentle ways.

 

Soccer Class

This class teaches children basic soccer skills while encouraging physical activity and fun. Children practice running, kicking, and catching. They learn simple rules, sportsmanship, and teamwork while developing their skills. These classes will teach children the importance of being physically active and developing skills that will last a lifetime.

 

Table Tennis

learning the basic table tennis rules will allow children to enjoy an exciting indoor activity! Commonly known as Ping Pong, table tennis is a great game for improving hand-eye coordination and reaction times. It's a great game for any skill level.

 

 

 

 

 

*(not all classes are available at all centers)

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