Our Curriculum...

We use the Beyond Centers & Circle Time curriculum, which is a play-based curriculum that uses the scaffolding method.


August


All About Me

            This experience will focus on each child’s special attributes

       and getting to know their new friends.

Dinosaurs and Volcanoes

      This experience will focus on dinosaurs, their names, habitats, and behaviors.

Letters and Numbers

Letter: A

Number: 0

Nursery Rhyme

Mary Had a Little Lamb


September


Myself and My Family/Nutrition

This experience will focus on each child's special attributes.  Diversity make

us strong and we are all the same yet, we are uniquely different. 

We will also focus on nutrition and staying healthy. 

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: B, C and D

Number: 1

Color: Red

Shape: Circle

Nursery Rhyme

Jack and Jill


October


Night Time-Day Time/Fire Safety 

             We will focus on "things that go bump in the night" (fears).

       Nocturnal animals and Halloween will be a part of this unit.  We will
       discuss the differences between day and night.

       We will also focus on Fire Safety.

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: E, F and G

Number: 2

Colors: Orange and Black

Shape: Triangle 

Nursery Rhyme

Little Miss Muffett


November


Native Americans, Harvest, & Thanksgiving

This experience will focus on the changes we see in the fall and

appropriate information concerning the special people that lived on

this land before the Pilgrims arrived.

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: H, I and J

Number: 3

Colors: Brown & Yellow

Shape: Square 

Nursery Rhyme

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater


December


Winter Holidays

This experience will focus on the different ways that people celebrate

this time of the year.

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: K and L

Number: 4

Colors: Green

Shape: Star  

Nursery Rhyme

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star


January


Authors and Illustrators (Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry, Eric Carle, and Leo Lionni) 

        This experience will focus on the different methods and materials

        these authors use to illustrate their books.  Different parts of the
        books will be discussed, including the title page, table of contents,
        cover, front/back, etc.  We will demonstrate how to hold a book and
        turn the pages.  Other facets of the stories that are characteristic
        of the author will be discussed.
 

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: M, N and O

Number: 5

Colors: Blue

Shape: Rectangle  

Nursery Rhyme

Three Little Kittens


February


Pets & Valentines Day 

       This experience will focus on animals that make good pets.  The

       children can bring pictures of their pets for a bulletin board.  Visitors
       with trained pets will be invited to share their pets.  We will
       emphasize how to care for a pet.

       Valentines Day is about friendship.  We will discuss how to treat a
       friend.  What being a friend means, "sharing and caring."

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: P, Q and R

Number: 6

Colors: All shades of Red and Pink

Shape: Heart  

Nursery Rhyme

Hey Diddle Diddle or Old Mother Hubbard


March


Reptiles & Amphibians/St. Patrick's Day 

This experience will focus on the characteristics of reptiles and

amphibians and their value to our environment. 

We will also focus on the traditions of St. Patrick's Day.

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: S, T and U

Number: 7

Colors: All shades of Green

Shape: Octagon  

Nursery Rhyme

Little Boy Blue or Little Bo Peep


A
pril


The Zoo/Farm Animals 

This experience will focus on animals that can be seen in a zoo  

emphasizing the characteristics of each animal’s habitat in the wild.

We will focus on the differences between zoo animals and farm 

animals.

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: V and W

Number: 8

Colors: Purple

Shape: Hexagon  

Nursery Rhyme

Humpty Dumpty


May

 

Spring, May Day, Plants, Flowers, & Insects

This experience will focus on the changes of spring, growing plants,

and the insects that help our gardens.  Many times children want to

kill insects.  This unit will help them to understand the importance of

insects and their value to our environment.

Letters, Numbers, Colors and Shapes

Letters: X and Y

Number: 9

Color: Rainbow

Shape: Pentagon  

Nursery Rhyme

Hickory Dickory Dock


June


Beach & Ocean Life

This experience will focus on visits to the beach and the animals and

plants that live in the ocean.

Letters and Shapes

Letters: Z

Number: 10

Shape: Oval  

Nursery Rhyme

Wee Willie Winkie


J
uly

 

Florida, the State We Live In and Outer Space 

This experience will focus on our State animals and places that the

children have and might visit during their vacations.

We will discuss outer space, the planets, astronauts and other topics

dealing with space exploration.



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