Kids Express | Curriculum

Curriculum Goals: Two and Three Year Olds

We want the children to learn how to:

Socio-Emotional Development

  1. Interact and cooperate with others within a structured learning environment.
  2. Learn through exploration at learning centers.
  3. Develop basic classroom skills such as taking turns, following directions, and expressing one’s needs verbally.

Physical Development

  1. Develop fine motor skills through play with crayons, play dough, and other manipulatives.
  2. Develop gross motor skills through outdoor play by climbing, running, and pulling as well as playing with balls, hula hoops, the parachute, and small group games.

Basic Skills

  1. Recognize name in manuscript
  2. Recognize eight basic colors
  3. Identify numbers 1-10
  4. Identify basic shapes
  5. Recognize the letters of the alphabet

God Growth

  1. Know that God made me
  2. Know that God loves me
  3. Know that Jesus wants to be my friend forever
  4. Sing and wiggle for God during Worship Time
  5. Listen to stories from the Bible
  6. Participate in Kids Express events

Curriculum Goals: Pre-K

We want the children to learn:

Speech and Language

  1. Listen to instructions
  2. Speak clearly and in full sentences
  3. Express ideas and stories in sequence
  4. Develop sequencing skills and rhyming skills
  5. Participate in discussions

Literacy

  1. Recognize upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
  2. Identify the sounds of each letter
  3. Begin to blend the sounds of each letter
  4. Copy letters and words onto paper
  5. Recognize and print own name
  6. Listen to and enjoy stories, books and poems
  7. Recognize days of the week and months of the year
  8. Identify matching and opposites

Numbers

  1. Recognize numbers 1-20
  2. Begin learning own address and phone number
  3. Use simple measurement
  4. Relate groups of objects to the number represented
  5. Count to 100
  6. Count by 10's to 100

Science

  1. Describe the weather
  2. Participate in simple science experiments
  3. Recognize animals and plants
  4. Participate in simple cooking activities
  5. Categorize objects

Art

  1. Paint
  2. Cut
  3. Glue
  4. Tape
  5. Draw
  6. Use crayons
  7. Use markers
  8. Use unfamiliar art materials
  9. Participate in various art projects
  10. Recognize colors and shapes

Socio-Emotional

  1. Interact and cooperate with others in a structured learning environment
  2. Participate in group activities
  3. Work individually
  4. Complete tasks
  5. Follow instructions
  6. Respect others
  7. Respect the classroom and the things in it
  8. Develop the ability to recognize other’s feelings

Physical

  1. Work and play actively
  2. Skip and hop on one foot
  3. Begin to tie own shoe
  4. Hold scissors and pencils correctly
  5. Practice good hygiene such as washing hands

God Growth

  1. Know that God made me
  2. Know that God loves me
  3. Know that Jesus wants to be my friend forever
  4. Sing and wiggle for God during Worship Time
  5. Listen to stories from the Bible
  6. Participate in Kids Express events
  7. Memorize verses from the Bible

Pre-K Curriculum

All Pre-K classrooms implement the A Beka curriculum. The Christian-based, A Beka program provides the students with a comprehensive learning experience that prepares them for Kindergarten.