Curriculum

Who is welcome at Sholom Preschool?

Sholom Preschool programs and classes are open to all children regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion or gender.

What will my child learn at Sholom Preschool?

Week of Feb 5 - 10,  2015 - 01Week of Feb 5 - 10,  2015 - 45Our staff encourages and directs children in ways that allow them to become active learners. We strive to integrate academic and developmental skills into everything we do. We actively develop the love of learning for every age group. This is done by tapping into the very nature of children – their curiosity. They are encouraged to ask questions and find the answers.

As educators, we believe that children who are interested and engaged learn best. Children learn in a variety of ways. Our teachers guide the children to try different resources and methods to determine what works best for each child. Because children’s learning styles change, the teachers are constantly guiding the children to try new things.

We at Sholom Preschool provide time and nurturing to encourage the children’s understanding of a variety of concepts. This includes the skills needed to interact with each other in a respectful manner and develop a respect and tolerance for the differences in people.

Sholom Preschool provides the child-specific attention and affection to help our students learn the skills to successfully navigate life. This is the time to teach the pleasures of play, the love of learning, the joy of getting along with others. This is all accomplished while providing the academically challenging environment needed to prepare for Kindergarten and beyond.

Specific age-based areas of learning are listed below:

One- and Two- year olds (minimum age is 12 months)

Fine Motor SkillsOur youngest students will learn about themselves and the world around them.

  • Gross motor skills – dancing, balancing and hopping
  • Using utensils, markers, paint brushes – fine motor skills
  • Sitting for meals
  • Colors and shapes
  • Types of transportation
  • Farms and animals
  • Follow multi-step directions
  • Indoor versus outdoor behavior
  • Taking turns
  • Using utensils, markers, paint brushes – fine motor skills
  • Sitting for meals
  • Colors and shapes
  • Types of transportation
  • Farms and animals
  • Follow multi-step directions
  • Indoor versus outdoor behavior

Three – year olds

Our threes will continue to learn about themselves and interacting with each other and be presented with much more information about the world around them.

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  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Weather
  • Introduction of letters and numbers
  • Recognition of their own names
  • Taking turns
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Food and its sources
  • Smells, sounds, tastes, and textures
  • Appropriate self expression

 

Kindergarten Prep (Pre K)

Reading is Fun!To prepare the children for their upcoming kindergarten experiences, we will explore the world in much greater depth.

  • Classroom manners and behaviors
  • Group play
  • Develop the confidence to ask questions
  • People and where they live
  • Transportation and the methods used to visit people and places
  • Recognize and write letters
  • Sounds of the letters
  • Basic blending of sounds
  • Basic concepts of sentence structure
  • Understanding concepts of quantity and math operations
  • Develop the love of learning