Maple Hill Preschool is dedicated to offering children a program that is age appropriate coupled with a wide range of activities. Listed below are examples of the learning objectives found in both programs.
Pre-K Social and Emotional Objectives
- Establish feelings of trust, openness, and safety in a classroom community
- Demonstrate his/her confidence in their range of abilities and express pride in accomplishment
- Share and take turns with others
- Explore painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, etc.
- Use a variety of art materials: crayons, tempera paint, watercolor paint, chalk, clay, etc.
- Experiment with mixing colors
- Exposure to the alphabet: letter names and sounds
- Recognize, spell, and write first name
- Begin to explore phonological processing skills: rhyming, word segmenting
- Develop fine motor skills: play dough, scissors, pencils, Legos, etc.
- Explore painting and drawing
- Begin to write name
Pre-K Language Skills
- Explore conversations with peers and adults in both large and small group discussions
- Hear and use new vocabulary words
- Children will start to understand words such as “in, by, with, to, over, and under”
- Pre-K Mathematics
- Numerals 1-10
- Rote counting from 1-10
- Time: day and night
- More or less
- Identify objects by size, shape, and color
- Begin to build structures with one or more dimension
- Label weather conditions: sunny, cloudy, raining, hot, cold, etc.
- Large Motor Development
- Run, jump, hop, gallop, skip, kick, catch and throw a ball
- Fine Motor Development
- Use hands and fingers to act out finger plays and songs
Health and Safety Objectives
- Attend to personal needs and self help: hand washing, fasten clothing, use tissues as needed, etc.