Curriculum

Theorist and educators have long documented that children learn through play. How can children benefit from “play”? When children are interested in play/activities and guided by teachers, play will have a tremendous positive impact on the children’s development. An intentional teacher will focus the environment and activities to encourage physical, social, emotional, cognitive and creative development at the age and development of the children. This is called developmentally appropriate practices. At Debbie’s Preschool & Childcare the children are exposed to developmentally appropriate activities. Children learn social skills being around other children. Physical development occurs as children are allowed to use their fine and large motor skills. Creativity is facilitated as the children draw, color and paint. The children are encouraged to freely express themselves. Emotional development occurs over time as children interact with one another. Cognitive development occurs when a child is given the opportunity to think. At Debbie’s Preschool & Childcare many hands on opportunities are given to children daily to enhance these valuable life skills.

Social
Emotional
Physical
Playing in groups.
Eating meals together.
Signing
Taking turns.
Daily group calendar activity.
Working in the garden.
Interacting with other children
Listening and following stories.
Hearing other children's ideas.
Learning names and labels of emotions (Angry, frustrated, happy,nervous)
Learn appropriate ways to manage emotions.
Painting
Play-dough
Rice or water table
Serving ones own plate.
Running
Jumping
Climbing
Riding tricycles
Playing with musical instruments.
Working in the garden
Creative
Cognitive
Literacy support
Painting
Coloring
Dramatic play
Listen to & understanding the sequence of a story.
Having ideas about what will happen next.
Working in the garden.
Listening to & comprehending questions about stories.
Counting
Sorting
Conflict resolutions
Creating patterns
Letter and sound recognition.
Shape recognition
Color recognition
Working in the garden.
Signing songs and rhythms.
Reading to children.
Having large variety of books for children.
Letter and sound recognition.