Curriculum

“Play is the work of children” Jean Piaget

At Christ Clarion we are committed to providing children with an environment that encourages social, intellectual, physical, creative and moral development in children through discovery and play. Our curriculum is designed around events that occur naturally within children’s lives, and it helps ourteachers work together to balance different activities and approaches to maximize each child’s learningand development. The desired outcome is to nurture each child’s social, emotional, intellectual, andphysical development in order to prepare them for elementary school situations, as well as to foster independence in daily routines and inspire a love of learning.

Our curriculum reflects our belief that children learn best through active participation and play. Our program balances teacher-directed activities with those resulting from children’s interests and choices. Teachers provide materials and equipment that spark children’s interests and encourage experimentation and active participation. Strategies and materials are modified to respond to the needs and interests of each individual student to enhance the learning and development of each child.

Themes and units of study during the year may include, but are not limited to:

 

Nature: Seasons, Weather, Trees, Leaves, Plants, Flowers
Animals: Farm, Zoo, Pets, Forest, Polar, Frogs, Fish, Birds, Insects
People: Family, Community Helpers, Cultural Events, Holidays, Safety

Basic Concepts Taught During Units:

Colors
Shapes and Sizes Numbers and Counting Directions and Positions Letters
Classifying
Matching
Opposites
Sequencing
Basic Time Concepts

Develop Language By:

Speaking
Listening
Following Directions
Reading
Rhyming
Repetition
Music and Singing
Dramatic Play
Word Recognition


Creative Expression Through The Use Of:
Craft Projects
Construction
Problem Solving
Manipulatives
Tactile Materials
Music and Movement
Dramatic Play
Cooking


Fine Motor Skills Development Through The Use Of:

Blocks and Puzzles
Scissors
Dramatic Play
Play Dough, Sand Table
Finger Plays

Crayons and Markers
Painting
Toys With Pegs, Legos, Buttons, Stringing Beads Dressing for Outside Play


Gross Motor Skills Development Through The Use of:

Playground Equipment – Slides, Climbing, Swings

Running
Riding Toys
Hula Hoops
Sand Box
Playhouse
Balls
Balance Beam
Music and Movement

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