Pre-K 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. During the course of the year, CPI’s teachers will develop academic and social skills as defined by our school philosophy. Additionally, Pre-K students will participate in a curriculum with the following themes:

September

Starting School
All About Me

October

Farm Life
Columbus Day
Halloween

November

Fall Changes
Forest Life
Thanksgiving

December

Winter Holidays

January

Winter Fun
Martin Luther King, Jr.

February

Community & Transportation
Valentine’s Day
Presidents’ Day

March

Wild Animals & Endangered Species
St. Patrick’s Day

April

Spring Happenings
Earth Day

May

Pond & Ocean Life
Mother’s Day
Father’s Day

Language Arts

  • Large and small group games and activities will foster skills such as alphabet recognition (upper and lower case), printing letters (upper and lower case), letter sounds, left to right progression, sequencing, and rhyming.
  • Stories, picture reading, pre-reading skills, and a phonics reading program are integrated throughout the curriculum.

Math and Science

  • Primary goals for each student are: counting (1-50), number recognition (1-31), counting by tens, and advanced shapes.
  • More than and less than, graphing, patterning, sequencing, measuring, and sorting, are emphasized daily.
  • In addition to monthly thematic units, a variety of fun activities and cool experiments will enhance the curriculum.

Art and Music

  • All free art and guided crafts will encourage personal creativity and individual expression.
  • Students will enjoy learning new songs, rhythms, and dances, as well as playing with a variety of instruments.

Other Activities

  • Sensory activities, outdoor play, blocks, housekeeping, dress-up, puppets, manipulative toys, puzzles, dramatic play, etc.

Field Trips and Special Occasions

  • In-school field trips (i.e. Firefighters, Policemen, Dentist, Tae Kwon Do, Fire Safety Puppet Show, Reptiles Alive)
  • Graduation Ceremony & Halloween, Winter, Valentine’s Day, and Spring Parties
  • School-wide Fun Days (i.e. Fun Fair, Fitness Day, PJs and Pancakes, Pirates & Princesses, School Picnic)

Conferences

  • Parent-Teacher conferences will be held in January or February.

Special Helper and Snack

  • Approximately once a month, each family will be assigned a day to co-op in the classroom and provide snack for the students. As the special helper, your child will also bring a show & tell item to share with the class.

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