If you’re a parent of a 3-year-old, you might be wondering what your child should be learning at preschool or what are the pre kindergarten goals to achieve. It’s important to know what goals your child should be achieving at this age. Keep in mind that different children have different needs and may learn at different paces.
What is The Age For Pre kindergarten?
The average age for pre-kindergarten is between 3-5 years (ideally 4 years). However, every student is different at a different age, so we can say that there is no specific age to think of your kid as a preschooler.
What Do Kids Learn in Pre Kindergarten?
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts activities are essential for enhancing the creativity of children. These activities may involve painting, coloring, music, dancing, counting building with blocks, etc.
Moreover, a sing-along music CD, basic flashcards, and other manipulatives should be included in the pre-kindergarten resources packet. The goals for preschool teachers involve that each student has his cubby or box in which to store his crayons, scissors, counters, shapes, flashcards, etc.
Physical activities are extremely important for children in that growing age. So, physical development is another important objective and goal for preschoolers. Students should be engaged in physical activities for their enhanced physical fitness and well-being. Physical activities for pre-kindergarten may include walking, skipping, running, dancing, jumping, or building models using blocks and clay.
In a Christian homeschooling program for children, it is important to incorporate a Christian perspective to help them understand religious beliefs. Bible lessons may also be included in the curriculum.
Letter & Numbers Recognition
Preschool children should be able to recognize some numbers and letters and match the letter-sound. The teacher can use arts & crafts activities to teach them numbers and letters. The letter sounds can be taught through rhyming games.
Introduction to Math & Science
A basic introduction to addition and subtraction should be included in the pre-kindergarten homeschool curriculum. For example, the teacher may instruct them to count from 1 to 10 objects, with one count for each object.
There should be a basic introduction to science concepts as well. Science lessons can be taught through exciting experiments.
It is important for children to start developing their communication and language skills before they begin kindergarten. Language learning in prekindergarten lays the foundation for strong language skills and vocabulary growth. In addition, it also helps them in making sentences, the ability to listen properly, and verbal pronouncements.
What’s Included in Southeast Academy’s Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum?
- 180 lessons.
- Two teacher guidebooks.
- Two student guidebooks.
- 1 sing-along music CD.
- Pre-Kindergarten resource packet.
- Basic flashcards.
- An optional package of recommended multimedia.
At Southeast Academy, the students are taught with discipline and a Godly perspective. The religious perspective is necessary for a Christian Pre-K homeschooling program as it gives children a sense of security and a sense of being loved.
The Southeast Academy’s Pre-kindergarten program is designed with 180 educational lessons. Variety is added with physical education, health and safety, arts and crafts, and music. Two student guidebooks and two teacher guidebooks are included in the curriculum to create an engaging foundation between educator and student
Additionally, a resource packet with basic flashcards with other manipulatives, a sing-along music CD, and recommended multimedia are included for playful learning. For more details, you can also have a look at our free Pre-Kindergarten Curriculum Samples. If you wish to enroll your children in our pre-kindergarten homeschool program, you can register now.