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Curriculum and sample schedules for pre-schoolers

All Wonderspring centers utilize The Creative Curriculum and the Second Step Social Emotional Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool, Guided Edition is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that features hands-on, project-based investigations as a pathway to learning. It includes:

  •  Developmentally appropriate activities that can be adjusted to meet individual children’s needs
  • Transition songs and rhymes that help support children’s abilities to follow directions
  • A diverse selection of books that give opportunities for early literacy skills

The Creative Curriculum uses a project-based approach to learning.  Children will explore topics called “studies” over the course of 4-6 weeks. During a study, teachers support children’s learning about the topic by planning interactive activities, reading books, and documenting children’s learning.

Teachers collect ongoing child observations to help create lesson plans and help each child meet his or her learning goals.

Second Step Social Emotional Learning Curriculum is designed for children ages 3-5. It includes daily activities that teach children the following social emotional skills:

  • Empathy
  • Impulse Control
  • Calming Down
  • Assertiveness
  • Emotion Management
  • Emotion Recognition
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication

These skills are taught using songs, games, puppets and brain breaks.  Parents will receive a weekly summary of the Second Step activities to support practicing these skills at home.

Preschool Sample Daily Schedule

7:30am-9:15 am                    Breakfast (until 8:30am) and Interest Areas

9:15am – 9:30am                   Bathroom / Handwashing

9:30am – 10:15am                 Gross Motor (Outdoor Time)

10:15am-10:30am                  Bathroom/Handwashing

10:30am-11:00am                 Large Group Meeting (CircleTime)

11:00am-11:45am                 Interest Centers Open/Small Group Activities

12:00pm – 12:45pm               Lunch

12:45pm – 1:00pm                 Quiet Reading

1:00pm – 2:00pm                   Rest Time

2:00pm – 3:00pm                   Interest Center /Journal/ Second Step Activity

3:00pm – 3:15pm                  Bathroom / Handwashing

3:15pm – 3:30pm                  Snack Time

3:30pm – 3:45pm                   Read Aloud

3:45pm – 4:30pm                   Gross Motor (Outdoor Time)

4:30pm – 5:30pm                  Interest Centers / Family pickup