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