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Curriculum

Our course of learning focuses on the following Creative curriculum and life skills:

  • Social-Emotional Development
  • Language Development
  • Intellectual Development
  • Mathematical Development
  • Arts Development
  • Scientific and Environmental Awareness Development
  • Motor Development

Learn more about each of these objectives below:

Social-Emotional Development
  • Developing independence in choosing activities, seeing to personal needs and meeting new challenges
  • Developing confidence in self and abilities
  • Beginning to control emotions in socially acceptable ways
  • Moving from absorption with self to awareness of others
  • Moving toward cooperative play
  • Extending concentration and attention span
Language Development
  • Mastering speech sounds appropriate to age
  • Learning speech structures: simple sentences, past tense and pronouns
  • Using oral language with confidence for a range of purposes: naming, describing, comparing, explaining, reasoning, predicting, directing, questioning, judging and expressing imagination
  • Developing vocabulary, becoming more elaborate and precise
  • Learning to follow directions
  • Developing thinking skills basic to reading: sequence, details, character
  • Developing concepts of print: left-to-right orientation and sound/letter relationships
  • Developing reading strategies: picture cues, context cues and phonic cues
  • Moving from oral composing to beginning writing: child’s own name and a few words, as well as personal composing
  • Learning French through conversation, stories, songs and play activities at a level suitable to child’s age and ability
Intellectual and Mathematical Development
  • Identifying base attributes, such as color, shape and size
  • Classifying according to basic attributes
  • Ordering a series of graduated objects
  • Extending and reordering a graduated sequence
  • Recognizing and creating a repetitive pattern
  • Extending spatial concepts: self in space, objects in space
  • Relating parts to a whole
  • Learning one-to-one correspondence
  • Understanding sets
  • Learning relative measurement and relative time
  • Learning conservation of number and length
  • Moving from concrete to increasingly abstract concepts and representations
Motor Development
  • Developing coordination necessary for stability (balance, rhythm, control), locomotion (walking, running, hopping, skipping and climbing) and manipulation (handling small toys, tracing and cutting)
  • Becoming increasingly graceful and rhythmically expressive
Scientific and Environmental Awareness Development
  • Learning to distinguish self from others
  • Becoming aware of family and social relationships
  • Developing sensory awareness
  • Identifying most body parts
  • Becoming aware of growth change and ecological interdependence
  • Increasing knowledge of properties common to nonliving things, such as sound and water
Themes of Study & Field Trips

Each month, the children are introduced to vocabulary and information centered around a particular topic. Art projects, songs and reading material will share the month’s focus. In addition, theme days are planned throughout the year to coincide with seasonal holidays and special events. Field trips are planned to compliment the month’s topic. They enhance the children’s learning and provide experience outside of preschool and home. Some common monthly topics are:

  • All About Me / C’est Moi!
  • The Body / Le Corps
  • The Seasons / Les Saisons
  • Transportation and Space / Le Transport et L’espace
  • Animals / Les Animaux
  • Nutrition and Health / La Nutrition et La Sante

Regular field trips include:

  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Festival
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Six flags

Each year, Renaissance Center organize Events Such as

  • Art Gallery Tour
  • Christmas party
  • Easter Eggs Hunt
  • Graduation party for preschooler
  • Cultural Celebration Day
  • Back to school party