We want to build enthusiasm for reading and writing. In the process of doing this, children will recognize the sounds and shapes of the letters of the alphabet in a very natural context. Not all children will master their ABC’s, but they will gain from the exposure to the letters and sounds and enjoy learning.
As an introduction to letters, words and phrases, books will be read, and finger plays and songs will be taught to the children. We will use as many senses as possible to learn beginning reading skills. This helps the children remember the new and exciting information they have learned and tie it in with information they already know. Colors, numbers, and shapes are also important areas that we spend time daily working on.
To integrate math and science into our daily activities we will create an environment that will stimulate children’s curiosity. We will encourage children to explore. Children will be encouraged to question and then be given the opportunity and tools to answer those questions through observation, exploration and through manipulation of objects. We also enjoy going on field trips and having special visitors come in to teach us about different careers or cultures.