Beginners Program Class Curriculum

CPI’s primary goal in all classes is for our children to enjoy school and to have positive feelings about school and themselves. The beginners program is taught by a qualified and experienced teacher who is assisted by a teacher’s aide. Although it is not a cooperative program, Beginners students will share free-play time with the Three-Year Old Program students. The Three-Year Old teacher and the Beginners teacher coordinate the units of study for both classes. During the course of the year, CPI will work on the following skills, with emphasis on the social skills at the level appropriate for each age:

Self Discovery & Independence
Communicating with Others
Development of Self-Help Skills

Good Safety Habits
Sharing with Others
Respecting Others

Self-Control
Self-Expression
Fine & Gross Motor Skill Development

Following Directions
Learning to Work in a Classroom Atmosphere
Listening to Others

September

School
Colors
Apples

October

Fall
Spiders
Pumpkins
Fitness Day
Halloween

November

 Squirrels
Leaves
Owls
Thanksgiving
Fruits & Vegetables

December

Shapes
Snowmen
Winter Holidays

January

Winter
Snow
Bears
Animal Homes

February

Valentine’s Day
Fire & Police Safety
Dentist
Super Bowl
Hat Day

March

St Patrick’s Day
Spring

April

Rainbows
Circus
Birds
Animals

May

Flowers
Mother’s Day
Insects
I’m a special person
Princess/Pirate Day
Father’s Day
Beach Day

Language Arts

Stories, finger plays, basic colors and shapes, name recognition, body parts.

Math and Science

Counting 1-10, calendar, puzzles, and number recognition 1-5.

Art, Music and Sensory

  • Painting with all mediums, gluing, crayons, markers, cutting, finger-painting, free-art, and crafts.
  • Songs, rhymes, games, musical instruments, dances.
  • Play-Doh, rice table, corn, beans, shaving cream, sand.

Other Activities

  • Outdoor play, blocks, housekeeping, science activities, dramatic play, sensory activities, show & tell, gross motor actives, manipulative toys.

In-House Field Trips

Firefighters, police officer, dentist, taekwondo, Rescue Squad Puppet Show.

Evaluations

  • Student evaluations will be sent home once a year. The teacher is always available to discuss a child’s progress throughout the year.

Snack

The snack is provided each day by the special helper (for the non-coop class).

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