Preschool Curriculum Overview
 
INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT
 
LITERACY
Literacy is the ability to communicate with others through speaking, listening, reading and writing which is essential for success in school & life.  At HPCP we plan experiences that incorporate literacy every day by developing oral language skills,  alphabet knowledge and print awareness through stories, songs, rhymes, poetry and prayer.
 
SCIENCE
Sensory Exploration
Seasons & Weather
Live cycles of plants, animals & insects
Growing & Releasing Butterflies
Experimentation
Planting & Gardening
Cooking
Magnets
Environmental Care
 
MATH
Math Is more than just knowing about numbers and counting.  It is about organizing information, comparing amounts and seeing relationships. Math involves logical thinking.  At HPCP we include the following experiences:
Number Recognition
Number Concept Games
Manipulative sorting
Sequencing
Patterns
Shape & Size Identification
Construction-Geometry
Graphing
Numeration
Measurement
STEM Activities
Color Exploration
 
 FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Cutting with Scissors
Sensory Play
Painting
Pasting/Gluing
Writing/Drawing
Lacing
Stringing Beads
Pencil Grip
Puzzles
Hand-eye Coordination Experiences
  
LARGE MOTOR SKILLS
Spatial Awareness Activities
Easel Painting
Finger Painting
Indoor/Outdoor Games
Kidfit Class
Running
Hopping
Jumping
Throwing
Catching
 
 THE ARTS
The arts give children different ways to express what they know and how they feel.  This is why it is so important to create one’s own work of art.
 
 ART
Open ended, creative individual and group art experiences including painting, sculpting,
collage, cutting and pasting with a vast array of art materials.
 
MUSIC
Group and individual music experiences that include, singing, use of instruments and listening that expand a child’s awareness  and
appreciation of music.
 
DANCE
Informal movement experiences with music that allow children to express themselves physically to experience rhythm and develop balance and coordination.
 
DRAMA
Opportunities to use imagination and to learn how it feels to “be” someone else using dramatic play centers, puppets and acting out stories
 
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Cooperative Play
Taking Turns
Sharing
Conflict Resolution
Empathy
Personnel Space
Manners
Following Directions
 
EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Self-Awareness
Skills to regulate emotions
Vocabulary to name & express emotions
Appropriate Behavior
Lengthen Attention Span
  
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
Weekly Chapel
Bible Stories
Bible Verses
Prayer
Christian Songs
Christian Ethics to include:
Love
Sharing & Cooperation
Respect for each other
Responsibility
Honesty
Integrity
Giving Opportunities
 
 


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