Rainbow Pre-School Curriculum
Our curriculum follows the state standards for preschool age students and also corresponds to what is required for Kindergarten. Some of the units are as follows:
Learning to sit and focus on a story; recalling some of the events; answer simple questions; identify what the story might be about based on the cover; story order; learning how to ask appropriate questions.
Identify cover, title, author, illustrator; predict content based on cover; be able to predict what might happen next; be able to answer questions; be able to recall events; story order; asking specific questions; learning the alphabet in depth – upper and lower case, writing letters, letter sounds, projects pertaining to the letter.
Counting; patterns; table games; addition and subtraction; shapes.
Learn the numbers 1-10 in depth – recognize the number, counting objects, writing the number, projects pertaining to the number; introduce numbers 11-20.
Review numbers 1-10; learn numbers 11-20 in depth; Money – penny, nickel, dime, quarter; how to count using tally marks; greater than/lesser than.
Weather bear/change of seasons; basic needs of plants; using magnifying glasses to look at leaves and other objects; sorting; graphing, clouds and rain, astronomy, camouflage.
Pledge of Allegiance/respect for flag and country; rules and consequences; community workers; globe.
Creative Thinking & Expression
Music and movement; instruments (3-day); dramatic play – puppet theater, kitchen/babies, tool bench; visual arts.
Health & Wellness
Healthy foods and exercise; outside playtime; safety rules; large muscle activities.
Socially acceptable ways to express emotions/feelings; how others feel/empathy; everyone makes mistakes; we are all created special and unique; interaction with peers and teachers appropriately.