Preschool Curriculum Meaning:
It is the entire set of lessons that your child will be learning in an Academic year.
The preschool Curriculum is basically the entire span of lessons and content that your child will be taught during the course of a preschool education. In the preschool the early childhood education philosophy that they follow, your child may explore a wide variety of Academic, Social, Physical and Emotional lessons.
Twinkle Toddlers Preschool & Nursery Teachers Training Curriculum are:
The exercises for Practical Life prepares the child indirectly for all other areas of the Curriculum with Order, Concentration, Coordination and Independence.
Practical Life exercises include Pouring, Sorting, Food preparation, Care of self, and Care of the environment.
These exercises lay the foundation for all the other subject areas in the Montessori classroom.
Through exploration of the various materials of varying Dimension, Color, Shape, Texture, Smell, and Taste all the faculties of intelligence are developed.
The Sensorial area also includes Geometry as the subject is introduced to the Child through their Senses.
“The aim (of sensorial exercises) is an inner one, namely, that the child train himself to observe; that he be led to make comparisons between objects, to form judgments, to reason and to decide; and it is in the indefinite repetition of this exercise of attention and of intelligence that a real development ensues.”
Dr. Maria Montessori.
THE LANGUAGE AREA.
The ages from Three to Six years old are a sensitive period for language achievement.
The language Curriculum includes Oral language activities, Pre-reading work, Writing and Reading comprehension.
Initial sounds are introduced through Sandpaper Letters and Matching Objects.
After the children learn a few sounds, they are then introduced to blending exercises through moveable alphabets.
The objective of oral language activities includes the development of Listening skills, Comprehension and Vocabulary.
“Knowledge can best be given where there is eagerness to learn, so this is the period when the seed of everything can be sewn.
The child’s mind being like a fertile field, ready to receive what will germinate into knowledge.”
Montessori Mathematics focuses on the fundamental skills to calculate.
The Children learn Linear counting and Recognition of Numerals, which then leads into Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division concepts.
They learn the principles of Math through Bank role-playing.
During Cultural studies, the Children gain a broad exposure to many different areas of Science.
For example, they develop an initial understanding of the difference between Living and Non-living things, and a more in-depth study of Vertebrates and Invertebrates.
The children learn fun facts about Spiders and Insects, and understand more about the relationship of different Creatures to each other in nature.
They also learn about the Earth (Her Continents, Countries, and Oceans), and the Solar system.
We end our discovery of the solar system with a fieldtrip to the Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium.
Our Preschool work on these folowing skill areas are:
- Potty Training
- Identifying Letters
- Identifying Numbers
- Writing Letters & Numbers
- Taking turns
- Sorting objects
- Transitioning from one activity to another
- Basic Calendar (The Seasons, Months of the Year etc.)
- Physical activity (Running, Jumping, Skipping, Hopping on one Foot, Using Playground equipment and Balls etc.)
- Self Caring etc.