Academic Curriculum

Our Benchmark to Success

Infants: 6 weeks – 12 months

Language Arts

  • Listen to sounds and readings, music
  • Introduced to names
  • Familiarized with verbal communication and simple directions

Mathematics

  • Introduction to spatial movement
  • Introduced to three-dimensional shapes, toys, objects

Sciences

  • Use the five senses
  • Develop movement skills

Music & Fine Arts

  • Become alert and familiar with various sounds
  • Create sounds with basic percussion instruments
  • Exposed to colors and painting

Personal & Social Development

  • Acquire habits of sleeping, feeding, diaper changing, playing, listening, and more
  • Introduced to peer presence

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills­ eating, sitting up, crawling, standing
Young Toddler: 12 months – 24 months

Language Arts

  • Listen to book readings
  • Use basic vocabulary and expand it
  • Identify main body parts and common objects

Mathematics

  • Draw basic shapes
  • Foundations of counting
  • Create patterns
  • Introduction to counting
  • Complete puzzles

Sciences

  • Introduced to colors
  • Use paintbrush
  • Familiarized with animals, vegetation, basic shapes
  • Move wheeled objects

Music & Fine Arts

  • Experience fine arts using a variety of paintbrushes
  • Use crayons, markers, and other accessories
  • Introduced to shapes, colors, and playdough

Personal & Social Development

  • Engage in play and communication with peers
  • Aware of personal space and needs
  • First steps of attention
  • Understand and follow

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills­ walk, climb, slide, ride wheeled toys
  • Fine motor skills, scribble, paint, play
Toddler: 2 years – 3 years

Language Arts

  • Describe pictures & objects
  • Practice answering questions
  • Retell portions of stories

Mathematics

  • Extend repeating patterns
  • Draw basic shapes
  • Learn the foundations of counting
  • Sort objects with similar attributes

Sciences

  • Identify colors
  • Use accessories and manipulatives to create and investigate
  • Familiarized with the weather and calendar

Music & Fine Arts

  • Create rhythmic patterns using a variety of percussion instruments
  • Use scissors, glue, playdough, clay and other materials for creative

Personal & Social Development

  • Follow complex instructions
  • Share and collaborate with peers

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills­ run, climb, slide, hop, dance, ride tricycle etc. 
  • Fine motor skills­ scribble, paint, play clap hands, tap
Preschool: 3 years – 4 years

Language Arts

  • Sequence parts of stories
  • Identify printed alphabet
  • Write letters, sight words

Mathematics

  • Identify and write numbers
  • Draw basic two-dimensional shapes
  • Measure using a ruler
  • Add and subtract with manipulatives

Sciences

  • Investigate the five senses
  • Name the main parts of plants, animals, human
  • Experiment with seed planting and growth

Music & Fine Arts

  • Experience fine arts using paintbrushes, clay, and recycled materials
  • Roleplay (pretend play)
  • Sing songs, dance

Personal & Social Development

  • Display self­control and positive attitude
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Increase attention span
  • Engage in group activities

Physical

  • Develop gross motor skills, ride tricycle, use balls, dance, etc. 
  • Fine motor skills­ use Lego blocks, magnet blocks, paint, draw, etc.
Pre-Kindergarten: 4 years – 5 years

Language Arts

  • Engage in group discussions
  • Identify main ideas
  • Match voice with prints, first steps of reading

Mathematics

  • Count forward to 100
  • Identify and draw two-dimensional shapes
  • Measure using a ruler
  • Add and subtract to 10
  • Recognize and count coins

Sciences

  • Investigate patterns of everyday life
  • Describe and measure size and weight
  • Identify elements of architecture and engineering

Music & Fine Arts

  • Use different painting styles (modern, abstract, pointillism, etc.)
  • Build 3D shapes
  • Use large selection of

Personal & Social Development

  • Demonstrate responsibility
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Transition well between activities and schedules

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills,­ ride a tricycle, use a hula hoop, trampoline, play ball, run, dance
  • Fine motor skills­ play with puzzles, board games, etc.
Kindergarten: 5 years – 6 years

Language Arts

  • Engage in group discussions
  • Compare & contrast ideas
  • Spell and write sight words
  • Written expression of sentences

Mathematics

  • Add and subtract one­digit numbers
  • Use graphs to describe data
  • Sequence shapes, series, objects
  • Compare length, time, weight, the capacity of objects

Sciences

  • State experiment hypothesis and analyze results
  • Identify concepts of history and culture
  • Identify elements of engineering

Music & Fine Arts

  • Introduced to various musical instruments
  • Use different painting styles (i.e. abstract, pointillism, etc.)
  • Perform in large school events

Personal & Social Development

  • Respect self and others
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Demonstrate organizational skills
  • Exhibit motivation and efforts

Physical

  • Develop gross motor skills, ride bicycle, jump ropes, play ball, run, dance
  • Fine motor skills­ create art projects, etc.

Preschool Report Cards

Academic Standards & Social Development Performance

Young Toddler

12 months – 18 months

Toddler

2-years – 3-years

Preschool

3-years – 4-years

Pre-Kindergarten

4-years – 5-years

Kindergarten

5-years – 6-years

Curriculum

Infants: 6 weeks – 12 months

Language Arts

  • Listen to sounds and readings, music
  • Introduced to names
  • Familiarized with verbal communication and simple directions

Mathematics

  • Introduction to spatial movement
  • Introduced to three-dimensional shapes, toys, objects

Sciences

  • Use the five senses
  • Develop movement skills

Music & Fine Arts

  • Become alert and familiar with various sounds
  • Create sounds with basic percussion instruments
  • Exposed to colors and painting

Personal & Social Development

  • Acquire habits of sleeping, feeding, diaper changing, playing, listening, and more
  • Introduced to peer presence

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills­ eating, sitting up, crawling, standing
Young Toddler: 12 - 24 months

Language Arts

  • Listen to book readings
  • Use basic vocabulary and expand it
  • Identify main body parts and common objects

Mathematics

  • Draw basic shapes
  • Foundations of counting
  • Create patterns
  • Introduction to counting
  • Complete puzzles

Sciences

  • Introduced to colors
  • Use paintbrush
  • Familiarized with animals, vegetation, basic shapes
  • Move wheeled objects

Music & Fine Arts

  • Experience fine arts using a variety of paintbrushes
  • Use crayons, markers, and other accessories
  • Introduced to shapes, colors, and playdough

Personal & Social Development

  • Engage in play and communication with peers
  • Aware of personal space and needs
  • First steps of attention
  • Understand and follow

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills­ walk, climb, slide, ride wheeled toys
  • Fine motor skills, scribble, paint, play
Toddler: 2 – 3 years

Language Arts

  • Describe pictures & objects
  • Practice answering questions
  • Retell portions of stories

Mathematics

  • Extend repeating patterns
  • Draw basic shapes
  • Learn the foundations of counting
  • Sort objects with similar attributes

Sciences

  • Identify colors
  • Use accessories and manipulatives to create and investigate
  • Familiarized with the weather and calendar

Music & Fine Arts

  • Create rhythmic patterns using a variety of percussion instruments
  • Use scissors, glue, playdough, clay and other materials for creative

Personal & Social Development

  • Follow complex instructions
  • Share and collaborate with peers

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills­ run, climb, slide, hop, dance, ride tricycle etc. 
  • Fine motor skills­ scribble, paint, play clap hands, tap
Preschool: 3 – 4 years

Language Arts

  • Sequence parts of stories
  • Identify printed alphabet
  • Write letters, sight words

Mathematics

  • Identify and write numbers
  • Draw basic two-dimensional shapes
  • Measure using a ruler
  • Add and subtract with manipulatives

Sciences

  • Investigate the five senses
  • Name the main parts of plants, animals, human
  • Experiment with seed planting and growth

Music & Fine Arts

  • Experience fine arts using paintbrushes, clay, and recycled materials
  • Roleplay (pretend play)
  • Sing songs, dance

Personal & Social Development

  • Display self­control and positive attitude
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Increase attention span
  • Engage in group activities

Physical

  • Develop gross motor skills, ride tricycle, use balls, dance, etc. 
  • Fine motor skills­ use Lego blocks, magnet blocks, paint, draw, etc.
Pre-Kindergarten: 4 – 5 years

Language Arts

  • Engage in group discussions
  • Identify main ideas
  • Match voice with prints, first steps of reading

Mathematics

  • Count forward to 100
  • Identify and draw two-dimensional shapes
  • Measure using a ruler
  • Add and subtract to 10
  • Recognize and count coins

Sciences

  • Investigate patterns of everyday life
  • Describe and measure size and weight
  • Identify elements of architecture and engineering

Music & Fine Arts

  • Use different painting styles (modern, abstract, pointillism, etc.)
  • Build 3D shapes
  • Use large selection of

Personal & Social Development

  • Demonstrate responsibility
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Transition well between activities and schedules

Physical

  • Develop gross motor adaptive skills,­ ride a tricycle, use a hula hoop, trampoline, play ball, run, dance
  • Fine motor skills­ play with puzzles, board games, etc.
Kindergarten: 5 – 6 years

Language Arts

  • Engage in group discussions
  • Compare & contrast ideas
  • Spell and write sight words
  • Written expression of sentences

Mathematics

  • Add and subtract one­digit numbers
  • Use graphs to describe data
  • Sequence shapes, series, objects
  • Compare length, time, weight, the capacity of objects

Sciences

  • State experiment hypothesis and analyze results
  • Identify concepts of history and culture
  • Identify elements of engineering

Music & Fine Arts

  • Introduced to various musical instruments
  • Use different painting styles (i.e. abstract, pointillism, etc.)
  • Perform in large school events

Personal & Social Development

  • Respect self and others
  • Collaborate with peers
  • Demonstrate organizational skills
  • Exhibit motivation and efforts

Physical

  • Develop gross motor skills, ride bicycle, jump ropes, play ball, run, dance
  • Fine motor skills­ create art projects, etc.

Preschool
Report Cards

Academic Standards & Social Development Performance

Young Toddler

12 months – 18 months

Toddler

2-years – 3-years

Preschool

3-years – 4-years

Pre-Kindergarten

4-years – 5-years

Kindergarten

5-years – 6-years

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