Preschool Curriculum

Joy of Learning Preschool follows the Utah State Office of Education's Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines to ensure that each child is ready to start kindergarten.  We use a variety of quality teaching resources to plan learning activities to reach curriculum objectives.  Here are just some of the learning objectives we will explore:

Language and Literacy

Receptive and Expressive Language (Listening and Speaking)
Concepts of print
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Emergent Writing
Alphabet knowledge (letter names and sounds)

Mathematics
Counting skills

Use numbers to create, match and compare 1-5 objects (number sense)

Sorting
Patterns
Shapes
Measurement
Collecting Data

Approaches to Learning
Display a sense of curiosity and willingness to try new things

Persists in completing tasks
Works collaboratively with others

Social/Emotional
Develops self-awareness and positive self-esteem
Develops social skills that promote positive interactions with others

Physical Health and Safety

Music, Art, Drama

Curriculum is organized around several different projects that are interesting and engaging to the children.  Some projects might include seasons, transportation, ice cream, pizza, insects, stores, or animals.  Skills are taught with a variety of methods including learning centers, free exploration time, and small and whole group instruction.