• Numerals 1-10
  • Counting objects to 10
  • One-to-one correspondence of objects
  • Sorting by carious attributes: color, shape, size
  • Patterns: AB, AABB, ABC
  • Sizes: small, large
  • Shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, diamond, oval, star, heart, octagon
  • Matching: symbols, shapes, patterns, etc.
  • Same & different
  • More, less, same
  • Colors: red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, brown, black, white, grey, pink, pastels, primary colors, metallic colors



  • Exposure to alphabet: letter names & sounds
  • Recognize, spell, write first names
  • Hold a pencil, marker, crayon correctly
  • Retell familiar stories
  • Draw pictures & dictate sentences about stories/theme topics & experiences
  • Answer questions about stories
  • Repeat simple nursery rhymes & finger plays
  • Concepts of print: left to right direction, holding a book right-side-up, recognizing story title & author
  • Build new vocabulary
  • Building listening skills
  • Strengthening visual discrimination
  • Sequencing


Social skills

  • Proactive problem solving skills in social situations
  • Work in groups or with a partner on a variety of projects
  • Share classroom materials with the group
  • Practice using manners: please, thank you, excuse me, table manners
  • Communicate his/her needs
  • Take care of his/her own basic needs: clean up, fasten clothing, use tissue as needed, etc.
  • State personal information: first & last names, address, phone number, age, school name, city, state, country
  • Participate in project to help others
    in need


  • Explore the world with 5 senses
  • Observe plant growth
  • Observe insect life
  • Explore science tools: magnets, prisms, magnifying glasses, etc.
  • Observe weather & plant life during each season
  • Measure & mix ingredients in cooking activities
  • Investigate animals & the homes they live inn, food they eat
  • Experience the world through nature walks, gardening & other explorations


Creative arts

  • Explore a variety of art processes: easel painting, finger painting, drawing, collage creation
  • Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, colored pencils, markers, art chalk rollers, stamps, bingo markers, glue
  • Experiment with mixing paint colors
  • Sing traditional songs & songs that enhance the curriculum
  • Participate in moving songs & dance
  • Use scarves, rhythm sticks and bean bags to practice rhythms
  • Use a variety of children's musical instruments
  • Participate in dramatic play
  • Dramatize traditional nursery rhymes


Social studies

  • Explore traditional holidays & their customs


motor skills

  • Gross motor skill development: moving on a balance beam, rolling & bouncing a ball, catch & throw, walking variations, running, galloping, skipping, jumping, pushing, rolling over, climbing, kicking a soccer ball, hitting an object, dance
  • Fine motor skill development: tearing, cutting, fringing, cutting on a line, coloring, using small manipulates, making season/theme related crafts, tracing, printing