Welcome To Pre-K at L.C.C.S.
The Goals of Our Curriculum
The most important goals of our preschool curriculum are for children to get along well with others and become enthusiastic learners. We want children to become independent, self-confident, curious learners who can work well with others. We are teaching them to learn not just in preschool but all through their lives. We do this by creating purposeful and productive play experiences that help children grow in all areas.
Our curriculum identifies goals in four areas of development.
- Social/emotional: To help children develop independence, self-confidence, self-control, follow rules and routines, make friends, and learn what it means to be part of a group.
- Physical: to increase children’s large muscle skills- balancing, running, jumping, throwing, and catching- and to use the small muscles in their hands to do tasks like buttoning, stringing beads, cutting, drawing and writing.
- Cognitive: to acquire thinking skills such as the ability to solve problems, to ask questions and to think logically- sorting, classifying, comparing, counting, and making patterns- and to use their imagination to show what they have learned.
- Language: to use words to communicate with others , listen to and participate in conversations with others, understand the purpose of print, recognize letters and words and begin the writing process.
Through the activities we plan and the way we organize the classroom, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule and talk with children, we seek to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful school year.
How Can I Help My Child Succeed in Preschool?
- Read with your child every night.
- Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep and is ready for school each day.
- Teach your child to be responsible. Have them hang up their own coat and backpack in their cubby in the morning.
- Stay involved and contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.
- Ask your child about school every day. Use the Friday letter to talk about all the different things that happened during the week.
" A child’s first teacher is their parent!"