Prekindergarten is a time when children are making connections between what they know and what they are learning. As they leave the world of preschool and head towards kindergarten, children are learning to participate in routines, demonstrate ability to make decisions, and plan ahead. The prekindergarten curriculum at Pikolini is designed to:
• Help children continue to make decisions on their own and in the classroom.
• Prepare four- to- five-year-old children for the next stage of their education.
• Give children a place to feel comfortable and safe to explore their interests.
Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children develop a variety of skills and knowledge in areas like early literacy, mathematics, science, English or Macedonian and social skills.
Here’s a sample of how, from our “My Country” theme.
Your child will have opportunities to write and talk about his or her state and states he or she has visited through journaling activities and during class discussions. Two- and three-dimensional shapes will be discussed as your child explores the different shapes on both your state’s flag and the Macedonian flag.
Outdoor activities involve skills such as surveying, map making, and estimating distance. Your child will also learn about landscapes while discussing the painting Hudson River at West Point by Olivia C. Starring.
In this unit, your child will have numerous opportunities to review all of the French words learned in the fall in addition to learning how to say simple greetings in French.