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Curriculum

We have designed a curriculum program at Skyline Preschool Chandler campus that teaches children essential skills to be successful in the world around them. Our curriculum plan focuses on the Arizona Early Learning Standards to help preschoolers acquire the necessary knowledge and concepts for this developmental age group.

Our teachers are trained professionals in the field of Early Childhood Education and provide a nurturing, structured environment where children feel safe, cared for, and free to use their growing imaginations.

Each day, our qualified teaching staff creates engaging daily Lesson Plans to ensure your child is learning essential concepts and skills appropriate for his or her age group. These daily Lesson Plans are posted outside of the classroom door for parents to see what activities will occur and what topics their child is learning that day.

In addition to traditional print materials such as story books, paper, and worksheets to practice numbers, letters, writing, colors, and artwork, our preschool also offers an exciting computer learning curriculum for students. We utilize a state-of-the-art, digital program called Waterford Early Learning. Students will use this program daily to receive instruction and practice emerging Math and Reading skills. Each child will complete exercises within this colorful, vivid environment that uses animated characters, songs, audio instruction, and high-interest teaching methods.

Our preschool curriculum includes the Arizona Early Learning Standards, which is an essential guide to teach young learners with emerging curiosity and discovery of the world around them. The Arizona Standards focus on 8 main areas including: The Social/Emotional Self, Language and Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, Physical Development/Health/Safety, and Fine Arts. The following list shows these fundamental Arizona Learning Standards in more detail.

Arizona Early Learning Standards

1) Social/Emotional Standard:Knowledge of Self:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Recognition and Expression of Feelings

Social Interactions with Others:

  • Separation
  • Cooperation

Responsibility for Self and Others:

  • Self-Control
  • Respect

Approaches to Learning:

  • Curiosity
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Creativity
  • Problem-Solving
  • Confidence
2) Language and LiteracyOral Language Development:

  • Listening and Understanding
  • Speaking and Communicating

Pre-Reading Process:

  • Print Awareness
  • Book Handling Skills
  • Sounds and Rhythms of Spoken Language
  • Letter Knowledge
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Comprehending Stories

Pre-Writing Process:

  • Written Expression
3) Math StandardNumber Sense and Operations

  • Number Sense
  • Numerical Operations

Data Analysis:

  • Data Collection and Organization
  • Data Analysis

Patterns:

  • Patterns

Geometry and Measurement:

  • Spatial Relationships and Geometry
  • Measurement

Structure and Logic:

  • Logic and Reasoning
4) Science StandardInquiry:

  • Observations, Questions, and Hypotheses
  • Investigation (Scientific Testing)
  • Analysis and Conclusions
  • Communication
5) Social Studies Standard
American History:

  • Research Skills

World History:

  • Diversity

Civics/Government:

  • Rights, Responsibilities, and Roles of Citizenship

Geography:

  • The World in Spatial Terms
  • Family Identity (Human Systems)

Economics:

  • Foundations of Economics
6) Physical Development, Health, and Safety StandardPhysical and Motor Development:

  • Gross Motor Development (Balance)
  • Gross Motor Development (Coordination)
  • Fine Motor Development

Health:

  • Hygiene and Health Practices

Safety:

  • Safety and Injury Prevention
7) Fine Arts Standard
Visual Art:

  • Creating Art
  • Art in Context
  • Art as Inquiry

Music and Creative Movement:

  • Creating Music and Movement
  • Music and Creative Movement in Context
  • Musica and Creative Movement as Inquiry

Dramatic Play:

  • Creating Dramatic Play
  • Dramatic Play in Context
  • Dramatic Play as Inquiry
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