Preschool Program

The Preschool program at Creative Kids Club offers the child the opportunity to explore answers through exploration and guidance. By the time a child reaches the Preschool program, it is expected that they have mastered toilet skills. Creative Kids Club provides nap time cots, books, toys, an AM and PM snack, and a dily lunch as part of the child's tuition.

3 to 4 years

Emotional Development
Identify and deal with feelings and emotions appropriate to developmental level
Develop curiosity and the need to explore and investigate anything new
Execute routine independent of caregiver's direction, most of the time
Sometimes a leader, sometimes a follower
Work alone, in small groups and in large groups as occasion requires
Social Development
Begin to understand relationships and responsibilities of others
Begin to understand differences among people and families
Participate in a group and learn the give and take of play
Enjoy being with other children
Begin to understand that self and others change
Understand that parental figures care for home and family
Work and play cooperatively with other children and adults
Physical Development
Gross Motor
Perform simple motor skills (hopping, jumping and walking)
erform simple gymnastics with supervision
Use equipment like swings and other resources for large muscle development
Start developing eye-hand coordination
Catch a large ball from a distance of 5-8 feet
Throw a ball from a distance of 4-6 feet
Roll a large ball to target
Practice ball skills
Practice simple motor skills in games and activities
Balance on one foot for 5 seconds and hop 4 times on each foot
Fine Motor
Use fine motor coordination skills (cutting, pasting and stringing small beads)
Use fine motor skills that enable the child to grasp and use a crayon appropriately
Copying a circle, diagonal lines, vertical lines and horizontal lines
Paint with a large paintbrush on a large piece of paper
Assemble a 6-10 piece puzzle
Develop hand-eye coordination
Push pegs into a pegboard
Lace following a sequence of holes
Use crayon or pencil with control within a defined area
Connect a dotted outline to make a shape
Reproduce simple shapes
Follow a series of dot-to-dot numerals to form an object
Use scissors with control to cut along a straight line and a curved line
Use fine motor skills to string on ten small beads
Develop finger strength and dexterity
Cognitive Development
Concept Development
Understand a few opposites (in/out, up/down, open/closed, stop/go)
Understand some directional words (in, out, over, under, on, off, top)
Recognize and name concrete objects in the environment
Do basic classifying tasks (shape, size or color)
Pay attention and concentrate on a task for at least ten minutes
Demonstrate use of basic cause and effect reasoning, some of the time
Describe a simple object using color, size, composition, shape and use
Identify and name a circle, triangle, square, rectangle and diamond
Recognize and name primary colors (red, yellow and blue)
Oral and Written Language
Participate in simple discussion
Initiate a conversation on a familiar topic or event
Listen and follow a series of two oral directions
Speak in four to six word sentences
Ask simple questions (who, what, where and why)
Identify common sounds
Give personal information (full name, gender and age)
Participate in group discussions
Describe a picture with three statements
Auditory recognition of words that begin with the same letter
Associate a letter with its sound in spoken words
Reading Readiness
Recognize and repeat simple rhymes, songs and finger plays of 4 lines
Describe an action being represented by a picture in a story
Listen to short stories and simple poems
Identify what is missing from a picture
Express an interest in learning and in the printed word
Assemble pictures by time sequence to tell a story
Predict what will happen next in a story
Compose an original story by dictation
Retell a short story in their own words
Identify most upper case and lower case letters
Demonstrate an accurate sense of touch, smell and taste
Point to, identify and tell the function of the parts of the body
Have a basic understanding of health and good foods and their importance
Understand that each animal needs its own kind of food and shelter
Identify and observe some basic needs of plant life
Learn about the animal kingdom
Understand and respect plant and animal life and their importance
Understand the balance of nature
Describe foods by taste
Rote count from 1 to 20
Understand original positions first through fifth
Recognize most numerals from 1 to 20
Begin to understand concepts of adding and taking away
Identify a set as a collection of objects that have a common property
Establish one-to-one correspondence by matching members of equal sets
Understand that each number is one more than the preceding number
Understand some fractions
Art, Music and Movement
Show an increasing curiosity and sense of adventure
Use an art medium to communicate a story or idea
Draw a human figure with major body parts
Participate in socio-dramatic play verbally or non-verbally
Develop rhythm and body coordination
Retell story through art, creative drama and music
Developmental Checklist – 3 to 4 years
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