Curriculum & Themes

We use a project planning method when it comes to developing our curriculum.  For the most part, themes follow seasonal changes; for example discussing weather, insects, plants and garden, earth, and animals in the spring.  We believe in holistic learning and incorporate all areas of development into our themes and circle times. 

 

All activities are planned and organized with the developmental needs and learning styles of each child in mind.  Children learn the most from one-another and we believe we are most successful when facilitating open, engaging, and interesting conversation and play. 

 

A theme/unit’s duration can vary depending on the interest level of the children and may overlap with the next unit. 

Fall

Themes

- About Me

- Farm & Apples

- The Season of Fall

- Dinosaurs

- Thankful

- Choose Kind

 

Specialists

- Petting Zoo Visit

- Archeologist Vist

 

Community Event

- Pumpkin Patch

- Family Night Open House

Winter

Themes

- Holidays

- The Season of Winter

- Animals in Winter

- Peace & Equality

- Friendship & Love

- Community Helpers

- Transportation

- Health & Nutrition

 

Specialists

- Firefighter Visit

- Police Officer Visit

- Dentist Visit

 

Field trip

- Children's Museum

 

Community Engagement

- Child Haven Gift Drive

 

Pajamuary! We wear our PJ's all of January

Spring

Themes

- Weather

- Flowers & Garden

- Insects

- The Season of Spring

- Earth

- Ocean

- Wild Animals

 

Specialists

- Oxbow Farms Visit

- Reptile Man Visit

- Australian Animal Visit

- Marine Biologist Visit

 

Community Event

- Zoo

- Spring Art and Science Show

 

We watch caterpillars turn to butterflies, and hatch chicks and ducklings!

Summer

Themes

- The Season of Summer

- Summer Activities

- The Northwest, Camping, Bears

- USA

- Art

- Fairy Tales

 

Community Engagement

-Graduation 

-Summer Picnic

We have a summer picnic in the park for all families, past and present, and a graduation celebration for those off to kindergarten!

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