Alphabetland Preschool strives to develop the whole child – physically, emotionally, socially, cognitively and intellectually. We instill basic core values within our curriculum such as love, respect, and self-esteem for others and yourself. Overall, parents can feel confident that their child is developing a solid foundation with good core values and the education that is needed for a bright future in a safe and nurturing environment.
Four Year Old Program
The four year olds will be using Alpha Phonics as their main language arts program with Open Court as a supplement. This is a total language arts program which includes letters and sounds, classification skills, perceptual games, social development, self-awareness and human understanding through literature. The children will be taught to recognize and write both capital and lower case letters of the alphabet. They will also learn letter sounds and will be introduced to blending letters to make words. As a supplement, the SRA Beginning to Learn Kit will also be used.
In the area of mathematics, we will be using a variety of math materials including worksheets, learning games, and other math manipulatives. The children will also learn measurement, patterns, sorting, money and geometry.
The four year olds will also participate in learning centers which include games and puzzles that help strengthen reading and math skills. Some of these include Tangrams, memory games, and Smart Games which is an award-winning brain game company that promotes spatial insight and logical reasoning.
The four year olds will also be introduced to smart tablets. They will be doing the Core Lexia Reading Program which provides personalized learning on fundamental literacy skills. They will also be doing IXL which is an on-line math program that motivates students through interactive games and exercises.
Three Year Old Program
Alphetbetland will offer a basic reading readiness program for our three year olds. We will be using Alpha Phonics as our main language arts program. This is a total language arts program which includes letter and sounds, classification skills, perceptual games, social development, self-awareness and human understanding through literature. The children will be taught to recognize and write both capital and lower case letters of the alphabet. They will also learn the letter sounds. The program teaches number and alphabet concepts through pictures, stories and oral discussions led by the teacher.
Social development is emphasized in the first semester. Other features of the three year old program are developing small and large muscle coordination, learning colors, shapes, art, music, dramatic play and creative movement.
Two Year Old Program
“Just for Two” is a complete program for the 2 year olds. It is specifically planned to meet their developmental needs. Two year olds need consistency, warmth, lots of care and much verbalizing from supportive adults.
Puppets, flannel board stories, songs, fingerplays, Giant Toddle-Do pages and monthly thematic units make this an exciting and complete curriculum.