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Toddler & Begindergaten Summary
     Quality care for toddlers requires a developmental care curriculum that helps children develop both their minds and bodies in a safe and healthy environment.  Our goal is to help toddlers feel good about themselves, learn social skills, and develop thinking skills.  Not only do we meet the toddler's basic needs for health and safety, we strive to meet all the needs of a growing child for love, guidance, and learning through developmental care.
The Toddler Curriculum covers 4 basic areas       of  development:
  1. Listening and Talking - Building an understanding and enjoyment of new words.
  2. Physical Development - Using small and large muscles, thus working on eye-hand co-ordination and large motor skills.
  3. Creative Thinking - Developing independently through art projects, play with blocks, dramatic play, and music.
  4. Learning from the World Around Them - Early experiences indoors and outdoors enabling toddlers to use their senses (how they hear, see, smell, taste, and feel) to explore different shapes, sizes, and colors of things, thus setting up a basis for these ideas which will gradually come through out preschool years.
Preschool Summary
     Shared experiences help children learn and grow.  The objectives of our curriculum for three year olds are: to give the child the opportunity to make new friends, to be with children his/her own age, and to foster self expression and creativity. 
     Here at Roulhac's Preschool, we focus on your child's skill level and strive to enhance physical, social, motor, language, cognitive, and self-help skills.  These skills build confidence, self esteem, trust, fun learning, creativity, and intellectual expression.
     This curriculum lays the ground work for our Junior Kindergarten program for four year olds.  Fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination are our top priority.
     Within our nine month school year readiness program, we will incorporate the following:
  • Self and Family
  • Recognition of Colors and Shapes
  • Tracing
  • Opposites
  • Community Helpers
  • Health
  • Numbers
  • Alphabet
  • Beginning Sound Phonics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Writing and Recognition of Child's Name
  • Music
  • Cooking
Junior Kindergarten Summary
     The Junior Kindergarten curriculum is designed to encourage each child to become the best he/she can be by providing a strong learning foundation and a stimulating environment where each child is eager to learn.  In this type of environment where there is warmth, respect, and positive reinforcement, children will feel lovable and worthy.  A positive self concept may be one of the most lasting gifts teachers can give the children they teach!  Emphasis is placed on developing the skills each child needs to become a strong independent learner.  The Junior Kindergarten teachers at Roulhac's Preschool believe in learning with a purpose.
The content areas incorporated into the curriculum are:
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Self Concept
  • Art Appreciation
  • Science Experiences
  • Seasonal Interests
  • Story Writing
  • Writing Experience Charts
  • Learning Skills 
    • Gross / Fine motor development
    • Visual / Auditory development
    • Listening and following directions
    • Reading / Auditory comprehension
  • Math
    • Numeral and quantity recognition
    • Developing set concept
    • Patterns and sequencing
    • Hands-on experiences
  • Phonics (Lippincott Series)
    • Pre-reading skills
    • Recognizing and duplicating sounds of consonants and short vowels
    • Identifying the position of sounds in a word, such as beginning, middle, or end
    • Writing skills
    • Learning the correct formation of the letters of the alphabet, upper case and lower case

     When children have successfully completed the Junior Kindergarten curriculum, we feel they have become independent learners who are excited about school and enthusiastic about learning.  They will have a strong foundation, confidence in their abilities, and lifelong skills that will help them continue to learn.