Pre-K Curriculum Guide

Children develop best in an environment that allows them to interact with other children, make discoveries, solve problems and think independently. With our “hands on” approach through learning centers, children learn and explore in both large group and small group activities. Our focus is to reinforce and build upon previously learned concepts, as well as work on readiness skills needed for Kindergarten. Socialization and manners, science, math, language, fine and gross motor skills and seasonal themes are all integrated into the program which is centered on the alphabet. Each month your child will be introduced to several letters of the alphabet. During each week your child will be experiencing fun activities that will build their alphabet knowledge. These activities will build early literacy skills through fine literature. These literacy skills will include phonemic awareness, letter recognition, letter-sound relationships, listening comprehension and writing.

MONTH THEMES LETTER LITERATURE
SEPTEMBER Making New Friends/I Am Special, Apples, Alligators, Bears

A, B

  • The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
  • There’s An Alligator Under My Bed by Mercer Mayer
  • The Teddy Bears’ Picnic by Jimmy Kennedy
OCTOBER Fall, Fire Prevention, Halloween, Colors, Ducks, Elephants C, D, E
  • It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw
  • Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • Elmer by David McKee
NOVEMBER  Thanksgiving, Fish, Graphing, Homes, Ice Cream F, G, H, I
  • The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  •  House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle
  • Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse by Lindsay Barrett George
DECEMBER Christmas, Holiday Crafts and Surprises, Jam, Kangaroos

J, K

  • Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
  • Jamberry by Bruce Degan
  • Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too? By Eric Carle
JANUARY Winter Fun, Getting Fit, Lacing, Mice, Numbers, Owls L, M, N, O
  • Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
  • Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Napping House by Audrey Wood
  • Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
FEBRUARY Valentines, Ground Hogs, Pajamas, Quilts, Rainbows

P, Q, R

  •  If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Joffe  Numeroff
  • The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston
  • Rabbits and Rainbows by Jim Arnosky
MARCH Spring, St. Patrick’s Day, Teeth, Umbrellas, Vegetables, Volcanoes S, T, U, V
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss
  • Loose Tooth by Steven Kroll
  • Underwear! by Mary Elise Monsell
  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
APRIL Easter, Farm, Weather, X marks the spot!

W, X

  • Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Fox in Socks by Dr. Suess
MAY Getting Ready For Graduation and Kindergarten, Yo-Yo, Zoo Y, Z
  • Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
  • Put Me In The Zoo by Robert Lopshire