The curriculum for our kindergarten groups is tailored to the developmental needs of five to six-year-olds. These children have emerged from the first stage of development and are ready to embark
on a lifelong journey of learning.
The kindergarten curriculum introduces more advanced fields of study under the assumption that the prerequisite goals of the Preschool Program have been met. Subjects include basic math, introductory science, the arts, music, environmental issues and social studies. Children are encouraged to explore these topics with guidance and on their own.
At the core of our curriculum lies the assumption that all children are inherently inquisitive. Through appropriate stimulation and encouragement, Raindrop Early Learning Center seeks to instill a love of learning in every child.
A daily routine gives children comfort and stability. Knowing this, we are careful to provide a steady framework for their daily activities that nonetheless allows for spontaneous events and activities.
Sample Weekly Lesson Plan
Here is a sample weekly lesson plan for the Kindergarten Program.
Show and tell
Read Aesop's fables
Sing "Skip to my Lou"
Read "Ugly Duckling"
Sing "I'm a Little Teapot"
Story time: what do your parents do?
|Reading and Writing|
|Spell your name using alphabet squares||Assign pictures to matching words||Write a letter to your parents||Learn about writing instruments||Write a short story|
|Math and Science|
|Simulate a day of shopping at the market||Sort shapes by type and size||Trace shapes, count the sides and name them||Arrange numbered squares in sequence||Compare Roman and Arabic numerals|
|Arts and Music|
|Use paint-dipped marbles on a canvas||Sing along with your song of choice||Experiment with various stamp pads||Instrument practice: the recorder||Use finger paint for a group painting|
|Computer reading games||Count to 10 in Spanish||Typing a message!||Rainbow Colors in Spanish||Codeing|
Raindrop Early Learning Center
2050 E. 93rd St, Chicago, IL 60617
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