All About Head Start

Curriculum: Core Knowledge Preschool Sequence

"Those children who arrive at school lacking relevant experience and vocabulary - they see not, neither do they understand.  They fall further and further behind.  A good, academically focused preschool program can overcome the egregious academic differences that currrently develop between social classes in American schools."

E.D. Hirsch

 

Early Learning (3 and 4 year olds)

Classrooms

Goals

  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Basic Vocabulary
  • Basic Cognitive Skills
  • Recognize his/her name
  • Name 10 colors
  • Name 8 shapes
  • Count 10 objects
  • Draw 3 or 4 shapes
  • Hold pencil correctly

 

 

 High Five (4 and 5 year olds)

Classrooms

Goals 

  • Pre-reading skills
  • Writing skills
  • Math concepts and skills
  • Science concepts and skills
  • content vocabulary
  • Write his/her name correctly
  • Provide words that rhyme with 5 examples
  • Name 40 letters of the alphabet
  • Provide 10 letter sounds
  • Count by rote up to 20
  • Name 10 of 11 numbers
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