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
Fine & Gross Motor Skill Development
Learning to Work in a Classroom Atmosphere
Listening to Others
Fruits & Vegetables
Fire & Police Safety
St Patrick’s Day
I’m a special person
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.
- 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.
- Student evaluations will be sent home once a year. The teacher is always available to discuss a child’s progress throughout the year.
The snack is provided each day by the special helper (for the non-coop class).