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PreK Curriculum

Language Arts:

The YIS Prekindergarten reading program follows the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, Little Treasures Curriculum.

The program is designed to facilitate language development; basic, content, and rich vocabulary is taught using the latest research techniques. To facilitate early reading skills, there are daily lessons in the four key areas:

  • Phonological Awareness
  • Alphabet Recognition
  • Print Awareness
  • Oral Language

The children study ten units including:  Who We Are, Making Friends, Families, Food, Our Neighborhood, Transportation, Animals Around Us, Nature, Animals in the Wild and Health and Fitness. (Excerpts from Teacher’s Edition Little Treasures; Macmillan/McGraw-Hill. )


Math:

The YIS Pre Kindergarten math program follows the McGraw Hill, Everyday Mathematics curriculum. Highlights of the program include:

  • Problem solving in everyday situations

  • Developing readiness through hands-on activities

  • Establishing links between past experiences

  • Explorations of new concepts 


Grade Level Goals:

The grade level goals for Pre Kindergarten are:  

  • Number and Numeration; counting in sequence, counting objects, associating number names, quantities, and written numerals, comparing and ordering groups of objects. 
  • Operations and Computation; the children solve and create number stories.  
  • Data and Chance; children collect and represent data and use graphs to answer simple questions.  
  • Measurement and Reference Frames; children explore size attributes, including length, weight, volume, and become familiar with measuring tools. 
  • Geometry; children explore two dimensional geometric shapes, patterns, functions, algebra and position and location of objects. Children explore attributes of objects such as size, shape, and color using rules to sort objects.


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