Preschool Room

3 - 5 years

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Inclusive
  • Accepting children with special needs

  • English Language Learners

  • Bi-yearly screenings and assessments

  • Child Find Services and IEP support

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Self-Designed Curriculum
  • Project Based Approach

  • Annie Muffet Hands-On Curriculum

  • Emergent Readers and Kindergarten Readiness

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Promoting Independence
  • Tying Shoes

  • Changing Clothes

    • buttoning, zipping

  • Bathroom hygiene

  • Transitioning services for kindergarten

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Local Partnerships
  • Budlong Woods Library

  • Peterson Gardening Project

  • Lincoln Pediatric Center

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Field Trips
  • Kohl Museum

  • Nature Museum

  • Zoo

  • Pumpkin Patch

  • Gardening Center

  • Neighborhood Walks

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Family
Engagement
  • Family Fridays

  • Parent Volunteers

  • Parent Celebrations

    • Mother's Day Luncheon​

    • Father's Day Dinner

Developmental Milestones

Hover over each bubble to see what most preschoolers do at this age.

Cognitive

Learning

Thinking

Problem-Solving

  • Counts 10 or more things

  • Can draw a person with at least 6 body parts

  • Can print some letters or numbers

  • Copies a triangle and other geometric shapes

  • Knows about things used everyday, like money and food

Language & Communication

  • Speaks very clearly

  • Tells a simple story using full sentences

  • Uses future tense; for example, “Grandma will be here.”

  • Says name and address

Social & Emotional

  • Wants to please friends

  • Wants to be like friends

  • More likely to agree with rules

  • Likes to sing, dance, and act o Is aware of gender

  • Can tell what’s real and what’s make-believe

  • Shows more independence

  • Is sometimes demanding and sometimes very cooperative

Movement & Physical Development

  • Stands on one foot for 10 seconds or longer

  • Hops, may be able to skip

  • Can do a somersault 

  • Uses a fork and spoon, sometimes a table knife 

  • Can use the toilet on her own

  • Swings and climbs