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PreKindergarten Room

Daily Schedule

9:00-10:00am Morning activity

10:00-10:30am Judaic/ Davening Circle

10:30-10:45am Snack

10:45-11:00am Calendar/ Weather

11:00-11:45am Outdoor play

11:45-12:15 Circle Time

12:15-12:45 Lunch/ Storytime


Hot lunch is served weekly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

PreKindergarten Room Curriculum Overview


1. Social/ Emotional Development

  • Children begin to understand and name their feelings in themselves and others
  • Plays well with a variety of children
  • Develops a close friendship with at least one child
  • Children feel comfortable seeking help from adults
  • Able to obey class rules and routines
  • Children are capable of taking on most self-care activities
  • Children show an understanding in choice
  • Feel comfortable participating in group activities
  • Able to recognize and keep track of their individual belongings
  • Show respect for their school environment
  • Children are able to pick up after themselves.
  • Able to use problem solving strategies resolve conflicts.

2. Strengthening Gross and Fine Motor Function

  • Children are able to use objects for writing and art
  • Build with small and large blocks
  • Hold and cut with scissors
  • Continuing development of hand-eye coordination
  • Able to manipulate and control hand movements
  • Comfortable grasping a bead
  • Children are active and able to run, jump, hop etc.
  • Maintain balance while performing a variety of actions
  • Dance along to music
  • Kick, throw and roll a ball
  • Able to climb over and under playground equipment
  • Rides on a tricycle

3. Growing cognitive abilities

  • Develop problem solving through a variety of methods
  • Learn about cause and effect
  • Able to apply past knowledge to new experiences
  • Learn to be persistent with tasks
  • Label objects by a variety of attributes
  • Identify and create patterns
  • Develops an understanding of time as a concept and sequencing
  • Participate in pretend play by themselves and in groups
  • Capable of turning thoughts into a drawing or building
  • Learning to recognize the alphabet
  • Start to distinguish their name and how to write it
  • Foster the ability to verbalize thoughts and observations
  • Display curiosity and a desire to learn.
  • Can determine like and unlike shapes from one another and as a part of a whole

4. Math Skills

  • Counts and recognizing the numbers 1-20
  • Can arrange the numbers 1-10 in order
  • Learn basic geometric shapes
  • Begin to understand the concept of less and more
  • Sequencing objects by size
  • Develop a concept of spatial placement (over/under) and size (small/big)
  • Basic addition and subtraction with and without objects
  • Practice measuring

5. Language Skills

  • Children develop the vocabulary base to express themselves and can communicate in complete sentences
  • Help develop each child’s rhyming word knowledge
  • Able to follow spoken instructions
  • Produce complete answers to questions
  • Children feel comfortable engaging in conversation and asking questions
  • Develops reading skills and enjoys listening to stories.
  • Comprehends meaning from the pictures in books and other visuals
  • Tells stories in sequence. 
  • Understand spoken patterns, rhymes, and similar and disimilar sounds
  • Understands and uses the words: over, under, up, down, to , from etc.

6. Alphabet

  • Recognizes most letters by name and sound
  • Will learn to recognize upper and lower case letter
  • Will learn to write upper and lower case letter
  • Will learn each letters sounds
  • Identify their name in print and the names of friends

7. Social Studies

  • Label common spaces in a house or classroom (kitchen, bathroom, play area…)
  • Learn and understand the basic needs of all people
  • Discover different community jobs ( firefighters, police officers, mail carriers, doctors…)

8. Judaic Learning

  • Recognize basic themes and symbols for the Jewish holidays
  • Perceive the idea of:
  • Chesed: learning be kind, show empathy, mitzvoth, help others
  • Tikun Olam: taking care of the word by recycling, cleaning up, giving
  • Learn simple Hebrew words in relation to holidays
  • Learn the first four questions of Passover
  • Be familiar with the symbols and routines and prayers for Shabbat
  • Discover the theme of freedom in many Jewish Holiday’s