Early Preschool Program (Age 2 to 4)

  • Curriculum Goals
  • Enrichment Programs
  • Teachers

Our Early Pre-K Program is offered for children ages 2 through 4 years of age. Each week a letter of the alphabet is selected and built into the curriculum.  The letter of the week is integrated within all areas of learning including reading and writing, math, science, art, health and nutrition, and physical activities.

Early Preschool Curriculum Goals

Language and Literacy

 

  • Develop the ability to sit still, look at speaker, respond and wait for own conversation turn.
  • Learn to follow simple directions.
  • Learn to respond to language that is read to them with related comments or questions.
  • Develop the ability to converse with adults and other children.
  • Use language to describe events, make decisions and participate in classroom discussions.
  • Use language to express need/wants (as opposed to gestures/noises).
  • Continue to develop vocabulary and grammatical construction of own speech.
  • Write scribble messages.
  • Use pictures to convey ideas.
  • Trace letters and name.
  • Recognize letters of the alphabet.
  • Know letters of the alphabet’s corresponding sounds.
  • Develop awareness that letters represent words.
  • Develop an interest in reading.
  • Recognize print within own environment.

 

 Math/Science

  • Develop abilities to identify commonalties and differences among objects.
  • Develop abilities to describe, match, and sort objects by their attributes.
  • Develop the ability to rote count to 15.
  • Begin to develop one to one correspondence when counting objects.
  • Begin to recognize numerals 1-10.
  • Explore the concept of more or less.
  • Take part in activities designed to recognize, name, and describe shapes.
  • Learn to be responsible for their personal health.
  • Develop understanding of safety habits for school, home, and weather emergencies.
  • Basic weather.
  • Learn signs of the seasons and how they relate to weather.
  • Learn about senses.
  • Learn the names of and be able to identify colors.

 

Visual Art       

  • Explore the basic elements of art.
  • Learn to use art materials in creative ways.
  • Gain pleasure from a variety of art related sensory experiences.
  • Begin to express ideas and feelings through art.
  • To respect their own, as well as others' art work.

 

Dramatic Play

  • Use their body to represent objects.
  • Experiment with a variety of objects, roles and characterizations.
  • Dramatize familiar stories, songs, poems, and past events.
  • Develop the skills to create a play theme.
  • Combine constructive and pretend play.
  • Develop verbal skills in the context of dramatic play.

 

Social-Emotional Development

  • Become aware of socially appropriate behaviors.
  • Develop the ability to accept reasonable limits set by adults.
  • Begin to practice cooperative behavior.
  • Begin to develop empathy for other peers and adults.
  • Become aware of own emotions and learn to express them constructively.
  • To separate from parents with ease.
  • Show age-appropriate independence in caring for themselves.

 

Physical Development

  • Use their whole body to strengthen muscle groups, (running, jumping, hopping, climbing, throwing, catching, and kicking).
  • Participate in a variety of motor activities designed to enhance physical coordination, endurance, flexibility and agility.
  • Develop awareness of body position in space.
  • Begin to develop eye-hand coordination, finger, thumb, and whole hand coordination, strength, and endurance.
  • Begin to practice using writing tools and scissors correctly.

 

 

Enrichment programs available for this age group

Storyland School

 

Main Entrance: 2475 Fourth St. Livermore CA 94550 (Corner of S. Livermore Ave. and Fourth St.)

 

Mailing: 2486 East Ave. Livermore CA 94550


Phone (Main) :  925-449-1531

Fax: 925-449-4683

Email: info@storylandschool.com

 

Schedule a tour: 925-449-1531 or use our online form

If you would like to enroll your child click here

 

Hours of Operation

M-F 7:00 am - 6:00pm

Half and Full Day Options Available

 

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