Let’s Explore!! The children in this room are between the ages of 3 and 4. These students become more involved learners in their environment. The core of our preschool program is from 8:30-12:30 in which the students participate in circle time activities, story, art, music, gym, and fine motor development. More of a curriculum is introduced based on the center’s theme’s calendar and developmentally appropriate subjects such as letter recognition, phonic sounds, table manners and teamwork. This group focuses on team work, individual accomplishments, and academic goals. Some developmental milestones for this room include:
- Improved language skills such as the use of simple sentences, an increase vocabulary ranging from 2,000-4,000 words, and sequencing stories
- Social and emotional growth by means of sharing, taking turns & cooperative play
- Fine and Gross Motor development such as, building block towers, drawing shapes, undressing without assistance, various animal walks, and improved coordination
Room For Growing also uses the Creative Curriculum. This curriculum balances both teacher-directed and child-initiated learning, with an emphasis on responding to children's learning styles and building on their strengths and interests. It features goals and objectives linked directly to our reliable assessment instrument.