PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM

Spiritual Domain
Developing a respect for God, self, others, and all God created:

  • Nurture an awareness of God as our loving Father

  • Cultivate a love of God’s gifts

  • Encourage speaking and listening to God with reverence

  • Explore God’s family: Jesus, Mary and Joseph

  • Promote positive feelings about honesty and respect

Social Domain
Interacting with adults and with other Children:

  • Engage in independent and group activities

  • Take turns, share and cooperate with others, and share classroom materials

  • Express needs, concerns, and fears, in an acceptable manner

  • Interact with others by role playing and dramatic play

  • Express positive feelings about self

Cognitive Domain
Acquiring, sorting, and retrieving information:

  • Make discoveries

  • Discover attributes of objects, how things work

  • Make comparisons (more/less, larger/smaller, taller/shorter)

  • Develop simple and complex sorting skills

  • Put objects, events, actions in all kinds of relationships

  • Explore number properties

  • Experiment and identify geometric shapes

  • Describe experiences in time (first, last, before, after)

  • Generate ideas and make predictions

  • Use physical principles (weight, balance, stability)

Language Domain
Developing communication skills through listening, speaking, and reading:

  • Use language to communicate

  • Listen for turn-taking cues in conversation

  • Attend to and follow oral directions

  • Use language to solve problems and negotiate

  • Show an interest in various forms of literature

  • Listen attentively to stories, songs and poetry

  • Be aware of the connection between text and illustrations

  • Be aware of the sequence of the story (beginning, middle, end)

  • Perform physical sequence of moving from left to right

  • Assign labels to letter symbols

  • Recognize own name

  • Grasp and manipulate writing implements

Physical Domain
Developing large and small muscle control:

  • Perform large muscle activities such as balancing, hopping, galloping

  • Perform manipulative skills such as throwing, catching, kicking

  • Perform small muscle activities such as snapping, buckling, buttoning

  • Manipulate materials for eye-hand coordination

  • Use visual discrimination skills for matching and grouping objects

  • Coordinate hands and eyes through visual guiding to copy and trace

  • Manipulate objects to use as tools