Curriculum

Curriculum Outline

Daily indoor and outdoor learning opportunities that foster
growth in social/emotional, physical, language and
cognitive development.

Our daily curriculum follows Arizona Early Learning Standards.

  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development/Health and Safety
  • Spiritual Development
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Nature-based learning experiences
  • The Creative Curriculum for Preschool (in alignment with AZ Early Learning and NAEYC Standards)
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Growing with Mathematics (Pre-K)
  • Bright Beginnings (Christian Education)

Thematic Units

All units include integrated learning experiences that include activities that match the way children develop and learn (developmentally appropriate practice).

We use many themes to guide our curriculum each school year.

Gardening, Dinosaurs, Vehicles, Bears. Weather, Families, Pond Life, Christmas, Bugs,

Monthly At School Learning Celebrations

Weekly Programs

Music and Movement

This is an all school class that provides music and movement activities for each theme/holiday. Students enjoy acting like a caterpillar during Bug Unit, waving black scarves (bats) during October, going on a Dinosaur Hunt and learning color recognition in the color song. Music and movement activities change monthly. *In December we do an ALL SCHOOL Christmas Program.

Story-time

This is an all school class that provides students opportunities to experience literature through the use of flannel board, puppets, props, songs, big books, and magnetic stories. Students enjoy seeing books come alive in this fun, interactive preschool program.

Daily Activities:

  • Discovery Table-Processed Art and Science Experiences
  • Academic Readiness
  • Small Group Learning
  • Whole Group Learning
  • Sensory Tubs
  • Block Center
  • Dramatic Play Center
  • Literacy Center
  • Writing Center
  • Science Center

*interactive, collaborative activities, such as block building and dramatic play, provide rich opportunities for language development.

Outdoor Learning

We value connecting children to the natural world. Our preschool has designed an outdoor classroom area that helps children interact with nature. Each classroom enjoys planting in our school wide garden. We also give children opportunities to experience worms, ladybugs and butterflies. Our mature trees help give us shade but also help teach children about the different components of trees. We use our outdoor classroom to read books, paint, go on bear hunts and write. Ladybug students are given daily outside time to develop social/emotional, language and gross motor skills. Ladybug students have the opportunity to explore water tables, sand, our riding path, yellow play house, and a large heat resistant play structure.