Curriculum

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" -Dr. Seuss

At Learn-a-Lot Bilingual Preschool we understand the rapid growth and

development in the early years of a child’s life. To be able to further your child’s experiences at Learn-a-Lot Bilingual Preschool, we strive to foster an environment that will encourage and build upon their existing skills. Through our program we will ensure that your child will be exposed to a diverse curriculum including: Language and Literacy, Math, Science, Motor Skills, Art, and Social/Emotional development. With these core subjects, we are confident that your child will be prepared to succeed in Kindergarten and later in their educational journey.

​Language and Literacy 

What will we be learning?

· Pre-reading

· Pre-writing 

· Listening

· Communication (Speaking & Language)

· Basic Vietnamese

 

How will we achieve these goals?

· Activities  that include letter games and the alphabet

· Make deliberate marks on paper

· Strengthen small muscles through lacing cards or stringing beads

· Label or write our names on our activities

· Listen to our favorite stories and songs

· Engage in circle time

· Introduce new vocabulary

· Express self verbally

· Incorporate Vietnamese through written, verbal, and auditory forms

​Math​

 

What will we be learning?

· Numbers

· Sizes and Shapes

· Sorting and Grouping

· Time

How will we achieve these goals?

· Count objects

· Develop estimation games ie.“how many balls do you think is in this jar?”

· Match different shapes and sizes

· Sort items that belong together

· Recognize patterns through manipulating objects

· Understand day and night

· Use key words such as “yesterday” “today” and “tomorrow”

Science 

 

What will we be learning?

· Nature and the environment

· Physical properties—motion, gravity, magnetics etc.

· Scientific tools and resources

· The Solar system

 

How will we achieve these goals?

· Explore natural objects in the classroom—trees, rocks, shells, plants, dirt, etc.

· Take care of a plant

· Predict/observe weather patterns

· Compare different properties—hot vs. cold, solid vs. liquid, heavy vs. light, etc.

· Use tongs, magnifying glasses, science goggles, plastic pipets, and magnetic wands to explore

· Use building blocks or class materials to investigate the properties of physics

· Introduction to outer space, the solar system, and planets

Motor Skills 

What will we be learning?

· Gross motor skills—running, jumping, skipping,    hopping, bouncing, etc.

· Fine motor skills—writing, using utensils, manipulating objects using fingers/hands

· Physical activity

 

How will we achieve these goals?

· Dance

· Musical games

· Explore different forms of exercise—stretching, yoga etc.

· Play with balls, hoops, ropes

· Color, draw,  and paint

· Practice writing and holding a writing instrument

· Sensory play

· Play outside

Art

What will we be learning?

· Stimulate creativity

· Express ourselves through different forms

· Strengthen imaginative play

· Broaden our knowledge of different materials and tools

 

How will we achieve these goals?

· Use a variety of different materials —clay, paint, markers, crayons, glue, etc.

· Sing/dance—participation during circle time

· Explore different musical instruments

· Be able to differentiate between different types of music and rhythm

· Interact in dramatic play area—kitchen, dress-up clothes, playing “house” , puppets

· Role play with peers

Social/Emotional ​

What will we be learning?

· Numbers

· Sizes and Shapes

· Sorting and Grouping

· Time

How will we achieve these goals?

· Count objects

· Develop estimation games ie.“how many balls do you think is in this jar?”

· Match different shapes and sizes

· Sort items that belong together

· Recognize patterns through manipulating objects

· Understand day and night

· Use key words such as “yesterday” “today” and “tomorrow”

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